The Couquette (volume 3)

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byFrederic Mansel Reynolds

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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. 1835. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII. THE EAvES-DROPPER. "Sad state of matters! when we dare Nor ask for peace, nor offer war: Nor Livy nor Comines have shown What in this juncture may be done!" Prior. A Lovely morning in the month of April followed th6 conclusion of the events narrated in the last chapter. Belton was walking in his garden, luxuriating in the balmy air, and in the revivifying fragrance which accompanies the first burst of Spring, when he observed his child in the arms of a servant who was caressing it. Fondly he loved it, in spite of the disunion which now, I am sorry to say, occasionally existed between himself and his wife; and the chagrin which their repeated misunderstandings engendered, might, in fathers with less forbearing dispositions, have slightly detracted from their affection for their offspring. He, however, endured all the inflictions entailed upon him, by Ellen's groundless jealousy, with patience and forbearance. Sometimes she would allow herself to be incited into a perfect tempest of passion; stamp her pretty foot on the ground with a vehemence which might have been ludicrous and piquante to an indifferent spectator, but was very grave, and sober earnest to the object of her wrath; and peremptorily order him to depart from her presence. Belton never opposed her; he merely shrugged his shoulders with an air of melancholy submission, and then left her mistress of the field; in fact, to own the truth, such was the meekness and resignation of his conduct, that he afforded the censorious and the petulant, ample opportunity of awarding to him the undesirable appellation of " a hen-pecked spouse." It is true, that a few hours after these ebullitions-of intemperance, Ellen would frequently seek her husband, and with a remorse equally violent, penitently...

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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. 1835. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII. THE EAvES-DROPPER. "Sad state of matters! when we dare Nor ask for peace, nor offer war: Nor Livy nor Comines hav...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217891462

ISBN - 13:9780217891462

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