The Master Of The Musicians; A Story Of Handel's Days

Paperback | February 6, 2012

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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. 1896. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI CHANGING MOODS Charity anxiously expected some word from Penrose the next day. She felt utterly desolate, and while Lady King was making her plans for going by a boat to Vauxhall she seemed to be left out in the cold. It was very different when Mr Handel was present; then she was made of some consequence and told she was welcome to remain in Great Ormond Street. Now she was made of no account, the glories of Vauxhall became less attractive, and her only longing was to get back to Penrose. Guests who were to form the party to Vauxhall arrived soon after noon, and to none of them was Charity made known. She stood apart in the back drawing-room, by one of the windows, staring out into the long, narrow strip of turf, and hoping she might hear Penrose coming for her to take her home. 'As you are here, you needn't stand idle,' Miss O'Brien said, 'when I am nearly worried to death about my lady's ruffles. The edge of the lace was hitched against a fan yesterday and torn. Can't you mend it while I see to the lappets of her headdress? You seem half-asleep, child.' 'I--I can't mend lace,' Charity said. 'I am not clever with my needle.' 'What are you clever at, I wonder? Not at making yourself scarce when you aren't wanted.' And Miss O'Brien flounced off, leaving Charity smarting under the sense of being treated, by Lady King's companion, as a servant would not like to be treated. 'I will not stay!' she said. 'Vauxhall--yes, even Mr Handel's music may be bought too dear. Oh, I wish that kind Sir Godfrey would come, or Mr Handel.' Presently the door of the large drawing-room was opened, and Charity heard a name announced. 'Mr Heneage, my lady.' Then there was a buzz of welcome from Lady King and her friends. 'And where is Sir Godfrey Stuart? We poor female...

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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. 1896. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI CHANGING MOODS Charity anxiously expected some word from Penrose the next day. She felt utterly desolate, and while...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:68 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217092470

ISBN - 13:9780217092470

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