The Early Diary Of Frances Burney, 1768-1778; With A Selection From Her Correspondence And From The…

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byFanny Burney

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...hear what passed, as my neighbour, Dr. Wall, employed my attention. But Nancy told me that she acquainted him she had met with George Berkeley, and could not get away from him,--and ran on with much stuff to that purpose, as if to pique Richard! but he is much too easy for her to succeed in any such attempt,--however praiseworthy the endeavour. When Richard was gone, she grew extremely sociable with the rest of the party, particularly with James; and she was quite urgent to dissuade us from leaving Gloucester, and when she found us inexorable, she grew mad to accompany us as far as Gorse Lawn.1 When she pressed her husband to consent, " Mrs. Brilly," said he, " it cannot be,--you will never be ready in time,--you can't possibly get dressed." To this in our own minds I believe we all agreed, for a greater slave to her toilette never existed. She would not however give it up, but in a low voice desired James to speak for her. James complied, but in a very slight manner, for he is extremely cavalier with the world in general, and reserves his politesses pretty much for his favourites. The Doctor still refused his consent, and Mrs. Wall again exclaimed--"Lord, how monstrous dull we shall be! only us two!--Lord, how stupid!" Poor woman! who could deny her pity?--a wife, and the mother of three children, to be left at home and with her family!--Unhappy creature;--what an object of compassion would she think our Hetty? However, I must do her the justice to say that her children never occasioned the least trouble or disturbance, for not once did they appear, nor did we ever hear them mentioned; so that, but for previous information, I should not have had the slightest suspicion that Mrs. Wall was a mother. 1 Corse is about six miles N.W. of...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...hear what passed, as my neighbour, Dr. Wall, employed my attention. But Nancy told me that she acquainted him s...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:152 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.33 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217383688

ISBN - 13:9780217383684

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