Evelina

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byFanny Burney

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ... yesterday by the post." "My application should have been earlier had I sooner known your address." "Ma foi," cried Madame Duval, recovering from her surprise, "I believe never nobody saw the like of this!" "Of what! Madam!" cried the undaunted Sir Clement, turning quick towards her, "I hope no one has offended you." "You don't hope no such a thing!" cried she, half choked with passion, and rising from her chair. This motion was followed by the rest, and in a moment everybody stood up. Still Sir Clement was not abashed; affecting to make a bow of acknowledgment to the company in general, he said, "Pray--I beg--Ladies--Gentlemen--pray don't let me disturb you--pray keep your seats." "Pray, Sir," said Miss Branghton, moving a chair towards him, "won't you sit down yourself?" "You are extremely good, Ma'am: rather than make any disturbance--" And so saying, this strange man seated himself, as did, in an instant, everybody else, even Madame Duval herself, who, overpowered by his boldness, seemed too full for utterance. He then, and with as much composure as if he had been an expected guest, began to discourse on the weather--its uncertainty, the heat of the public places in summer, the emptiness of the town, and other such common topics. Nobody, however, answered him; Mr. Smith seemed afraid, young Branghton ashamed, M. Du Bois amazed, Madame Duval enraged, and myself determined not to interfere. All that he could obtain, was the notice of Miss Branghton, whose nods, smiles, and attention, had some appearance of entering into conversation with him. At length, growing tired, I suppose, of engaging everybody's eyes and nobody's tongue, addressing himself to Madame Duval and to me, he said, "I regard myself as peculiarly unfortunate, Ladies, in...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ... yesterday by the post." "My application should have been earlier had I sooner known your address." "Ma foi," c...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:146 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.31 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021792896X

ISBN - 13:9780217928960

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