Husbands and Homes by Marion HarlandHusbands and Homes by Marion Harland

Husbands and Homes

byMarion Harland

Paperback | February 7, 2012

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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.1865 Excerpt: ... NOBODY TO BLAME. CHAPTER I. Mrs. Boylan was an amiable woman. Amiability had been her forte through life. By it she had won the largest piece of pie, the slice of cake which contained most plums, the warm corner by the fire, and a Benjamin's share of caresses and praises, whenever a parental review was held of the juvenile corps of which she was a member. It was impossible to quarrel with her. To the occasional rudeness of a brother or the taunt of a sister, her only reply was a grieved look and a flow of silent tears, whose soft eloquence convicted the assailant in the eyes of lookers-on, if not in his own, as a barbarian of an aggravated type of inhumanity. When grown into a comely maiden, this absolute want of spirit was still the fair Eliza's prime recommendation in the eyes of Bufus Boylan, an enterprising young merchant, who was conscious of having temper enough to stock the establishment he proposed to himself to found very shortly after his introduction to this paragon of feminity. "Milk and mildness," says a distinguished writer, "are not the best things for keeping, and when they turn only a little sour, they may disagree seriously with young stomachs." How many times, during each day, the undeveloped features of the Boylan babies were literally bathed with the maternal tears, how soon their ears became familiarized with the plaintive whine, the sobbing moan, the long-drawn sigh of their ever-suffering, yet always amiable mother, it would require a " patent reckoner " to compute. "What ails your mother?" once whispered a sympathizing little visitor to Tiny, the eldest daughter, then about seven years of age. Mrs. Boylan was rocking in her large, cushioned chair, having just deposited the sleeping form of her youngest hope--or sorrow--in the cradle...
Title:Husbands and HomesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:116 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.24 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217851398

ISBN - 13:9780217851398