First Love (volume 1); A Novel by Mrs. Loudon

First Love (volume 1); A Novel

byMrs. Loudon

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1830. Excerpt: ... question her about the adventure of the evening. Compassion made her eloquent on the misery, the cold, the hunger, the wretchedness of poor Edmund; but when she came to his beauty, she faltered and looked at her mother with a beseeching expression. Mrs. Montgomery laughed, and replied to the look, " Oh, yes! there was a sweetness when he smiled, that made me begin to think he would be pretty if he were fat; but now, the poor child is all eyes and eyelashes.'" " Oh, mamma!" said Frances, " he has the most beautiful mouth I ever saw in my life, and such nice teeth!" " Has he, my dear?" said Mrs. Montgomery, with provoking indifference: for she happened to be deep in a discussion on the nature of the poor laws, with Mr. Jackson, the clergyman. Master Henry, meanwhile, was greedily devouring tart and cream, with his face close to his plate, and his eyes levelled at the dish, in great anxiety to be in time to claim the last portion which now remained on it; but, in his attempt to swallow what was before him, he missed his aim, and was a moment too late, though he thrust out his plate with both hands just as he saw a servant coming round; but the tart was dispatched to Lord L., to whom it had been offered, and who, being too much occupied to refuse it, had bowed. It lay before him a few moments, and went away untouched. Henry, vexed extremely, and desirous of revenge on Frances for the disappointment occasioned him by her lover, said, " If you are talking of the beggar brat, he is the image of a monkey! I was quite afraid he would bite me as I passed him in the hall." " I am sure, Henry," retorted Frances, " he seemed more afraid of you, than you could be of him: and, by the bye, you need not, I think, have looked so cross at the poor child." " Cross!" repeated...

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Title:First Love (volume 1); A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:52 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217833136

ISBN - 13:9780217833134

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