Ought We To Visit Her?

Paperback | January 12, 2012

byAnnie Edwards

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1871. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... eleven, superbly aloft. Adonis, at the altitude of live feet four, stands languidly pulling his scanty, purple-black whiskers for a minute or two; then sinks down into the nearest armchair, suppresses a yawn, and begins to contemplate his nails. "Deuced foolish little rencontre that, last night--eh Rawdon?" Something in the shape of one of his long, delicate nails seems to be amiss; for, as he speaks, Major Hervey surveys it closely and with an air of discontent. Rawdon, who, as we have seen, is in no humour this morning for circumlocution, responds brusquely, "What rencontre?" "Why, running across you and your friends in those infernal supper-rooms--Wilmots, Wilcocks -- what the deuce is the name? Ladies would go--know what ladies are when they take a thing into their heads." I omit the multitudinous " urns " and "ahs" with which Major Hervey interlards conversation. "Mrs. Crosbie terribly cut up, poor thing; Miss Marsland hysterical. Tried to reason with them -- my mother tried to reason with them--singular tact and experience in these little matters, my mother. No use." Major Hervey shakes his head with an air of bored but well-bred sympathy. "I am really very much indebted to you, and to Mrs. Hervey also, if you have been trying to reason on my behalf," says Rawdon, coldly. "At the same time I must confess I cannot see how, or why, any argument was necessary. Perhaps you would be good enough to speak in plainer language? I am a very poor hand at expounding riddles. Has my mother--has Miss Marsland--sent me any message through you? and, if so, would you, as my time is short, be good enough to deliver it in three words?" Major Hervey takes out a gold toothpick, and looks at it attentively; then (remembering, perhaps, of what some mortals' teeth are made) retur...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1871. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... eleven, superbly aloft. Adonis, at the altitude of live feet four, stands languidly pulling his scanty, purple-black whiskers for a m...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:50 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:January 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217243452

ISBN - 13:9780217243452

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