love Me Little, Love Me Long. (1859)

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byCharles Reade

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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. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ...made Jane a gown." "What! your servant V "Yes. I had a double motive: first attempts are seldom brilliant, and it was better to fail in merino, and on Jane, than on you, madam, and in silk. In the next place, Jane had been giving herself airs, and objecting to do some work of that kind for me, so I thought it a good opportunity to teach her that dignity does not count in being disobliging. The poor girl is so ashamed now: she comes to me in her merino frock, and pesters me all day to let her do things for me. I am at my wits' end sometimes to invent unreal distresses, like the writers of fiction, you know; and, Here flashes on the cultivated mind the sprightly couplet, "Oh that I had my mistress at this bay, To kiss and clip me--till I run away."--Shakspeare. Venus and Adonis. K aunty, dear, you will not have to pay for the stuff: to tell you the real truth, I overheard Mr. Bazalgette say something about the length of your last dress-maker's bill, and as I had been very economical at Font Abbey, I found I had eighteen pounds to spare, so I said nothing, but I thought we will have a dress apiece that nobody shall have to pay for." "Eighteen pounds? These two lovely dresses, lace, trimmings, and all, for eighteen pounds!" "Yes, aunt. So you see those good souls that make our dresses have imposed upon us without ceremony: they would have been twenty-five pounds apiece; now would they not?" N "At least. Well, you are a clever girl. I might as well try on yours, as you won't." "Do, dear." She tried on Lucy's gown, and, as before, got two looking-glasses into a line, twisted, and twirled, and inspected herself north, south, east, and west, and in an hour and a half resigned herself to take the dress off. Lucy observed with a sly smile that her...

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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. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ...made Jane a gown." "What! your servant V "Yes. I had a double motive: first attempts are seldom brilliant, and ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:136 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.29 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217959563

ISBN - 13:9780217959568

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