Langley-on-the-lea; or Love and duty

Paperback | February 5, 2012

byThomas Miller

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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. 1860. Excerpt: ... who had visited her every day since old John first comforted her with presents sent by his young mistress, "Your kindness, and that of the good curate's, have restored me, and made me strong in heart and hope; and were I left only a day without seeing either of you, I should mope and pine, and think of what I have been, until I got quite into a low way again. So pray, in pity, do not leave me behind." And after such an appeal Lucy had not the heart to refuse her request. "Poor lamb!" said kind-hearted old John, "she would feel quite 'doley' if left behind; and so should I, for she would never be so well attended to, though the laundress is very kind; but poor people who have to slave so hard for their daily bread as she has cannot afford to be always waiting upon an ailing body, however kind their hearts may be. And that nice jelly you make for her, Nanny, does her a world of good, she says, and makes her feel stronger every day." "I am glad of it," replied Nanny, with the slightest touch of acid in her reply. "But rogue as the good squire's son has been to her, she was a fool to think he ever meant marrying her." "Ah! well, her being a bit foolish only makes him the greater villain," said old John; "and it's an old saying, Nanny, that there never was fondness without folly. I remember having a touch of the complaint in my younger years." And the old man began putting a wrapper over Lucy's birdcage, to protect the favourite, and put an end to the argument. What a crowd of affectionate hearts congregated around the waggon to bid the travellers farewell; and there was many a moistened eye amid the multitude that came to express their gratitude to Lucy and the curate for the benefits they had received in dark and troublous hours. "Bless her sweet heart!" sai...

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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. 1860. Excerpt: ... who had visited her every day since old John first comforted her with presents sent by his young mistress, "Your kindness, and...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:34 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021701058X

ISBN - 13:9780217010580

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