Tales of married life

Paperback | February 4, 2012

byTimothy Shay Arthur

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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. 1855. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVIII. CLOSING SCENE IN THE LIFE OF A BACHELOR. Reader, be our companion in a visit to the old man Lane. You consent. Come, then. We shall not find all, I fear, even as comfortable as when last we saw him. On the way, let us open to you a little more of his history. After the death of Flora, and the reception of her picture and accompanying letter, the old gentleman showed less of that cheerfulness of manner with which he had ever met his friends. He was more absent and thoughtful, even in company. The loss of nearly everything he had accumulated, in the failure of a single speculation, joined with moral causes to bring on a permanent depression of spirits. To this state he had but one antidote, convivial companions and sensual gratification. He indulged freely in good eating and drinking, and from an epicure became something of a gourmand. Thus, at that mature age, when every man who has lived right begins to rise into the innocence of wisdom. Lane commenced sinking into the sensuality of the brute. Whenever thought and' feeling resumed their empire in his mind, they ruled with no mild and soothing sway. Gladly did he seek to dethrone them. As he grew older, and became less and less compani6nable in his habits, he was left more and more alone. The few friends with whom he had been conjoined by the associations of earlier years, were all separated from him by death or distance. Even parasites he had none; for, with increase of years and a diminution of money resources, he had grown penurious, and this divided him and even false friends. None sought his company from a fellowfeeling, and none from interest. Left to himself, the old man felt his life a heavy burden. But, while life lasts, every man will be urged on by some predominating love, good or...

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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. 1855. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVIII. CLOSING SCENE IN THE LIFE OF A BACHELOR. Reader, be our companion in a visit to the old man Lane. You consent. ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:116 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.24 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217058965

ISBN - 13:9780217058964

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