Mr. Dalton's Legatee, A Very Nice Woman

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byElizabeth Stone

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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.1850 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV. Mes. Meredith was now tolerably well, and the extreme lassitude which had succeeded absolute illness was so far overcome as to allow her, she thought, to undertake the new duties which she had proposed to herself. Sore was the task of telling Henry her resolution; she thought the actual labour of her new existence would be more endurable than that task. But it proved easier, or at least not more difficult than she had expected. Mr. Meredith though a man of deep feeling was also a man of sense. Ho had obtained no curacy, he saw no prospect of one; he had done nothing to any advantageous result, though he had spared no possible pains in the endeavour; and his few guineas were again gliding perceptibly from his grasp; those guineas, the obtaining of which had cost him a humiliation such as he hoped never to endure again. He felt it imimpossible to appeal again to Mrs. de Snobyn, even had it been reasonable to suppose, which he knew it was not, that she should be looked to to support the disinherited daughter. So he could not but feel Emily's proposal justifiable, prudent, and even under the ciscumstances, called for; and though it cut him to the heart, he gave his full sanction. Emily had some time before this, communicated her intentions to her landlady, and through her she had heard of two or three ladies in the immediate neighbourhood, or at no great distance, who were in search of governesses. These wants are always matter of gossip among the servants and tradespeople of the families. Emily tried all; her first call was upon Mrs. Armitage, of Balfour Place. Mrs. Armitage was a tall, rather masculine-looking woman, with an intelligent countenance, with hard features and a stern eye. Her face was red, not the red of intemperance, but of much expo...

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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.1850 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV. Mes. Meredith was now tolerably well, and the extreme lassitude which had succeeded absolute illness was so far over...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217237762

ISBN - 13:9780217237765

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