Plutus Adonis, A Mythical Hero by Sara M. HardwickPlutus Adonis, A Mythical Hero by Sara M. Hardwick

Plutus Adonis, A Mythical Hero

bySara M. Hardwick

Paperback | January 17, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1884. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Aunt Persy's "little birds" keep her abreast, nay, abead of the current of events; when Plutus Adonis appears he will not startle her. She "knows what she knows;" she will out-general the Crockers. An important piece of news trembles on her tongue. Of course, "fate" brooks no interference; still, all the city world having been asked to this ball, it would be strange indeed were Eunice overlooked. At church, and in the Public Gardens, the two friends often met--there was no excuse. "And I remember when Robert Crocker wore an apron, and swept out those very stores worth now half-a-million of money, if all reports be true. The man's foreign trade is, I am assured, rich and extensive beyond belief. To snub us, his earliest well-wishers! There has been some mistake, Anne; lam sure of it. Blanche is too young for worldly wisdom." "And I am glad, sister," replied Anne; . these routs do modest young gentlewomen a deal of harm. Select tea parties, a little carpet dance I would make no objection to such festivities, properly conducted, early hours for coming and going. I gave up all dissipation, as you did, years ago; and I am credibly informed that since our time morals and manners have become quite corrupt. Country dances, cotillons, quadrilles, never heard of; but instead an indecorous romp, which they call a 'gallop.' The name is enough; I have begged and entreated Eunice not to demean herself to the paces of a pony. The child says this furious stampede--I saw it once on a small scale, and left the room disgusted--she tells me the thing is spelled with one 1; but I put it to you, Sister Persis: does a letter more or less make the dance a becoming one for Christian girls? There are other whirligigs, newer still; in short, a ball-room is no longer a gathering-plac...
Title:Plutus Adonis, A Mythical HeroFormat:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:January 17, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217533396

ISBN - 13:9780217533393