The Novels Of Frederika Bremer (volume 4)

Paperback | January 30, 2012

byFredrika Bremer

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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. 1844. Excerpt: ... mi EDLA TO PROFESSOR A. "I have not given any false reasons, my friend; I have spoken the truth; but perhaps I ought to have expressed myself more clearly. My age, dearest A., forbids me to change my way of life; no one is so well able to judge of this change as myself; my plainness does not seem so hazardous to me, if I could conquer the embarrassment which it causes me in the company of others--but it is not only ugliness;--that I could very well endure; but there is in my general demeanour and my looks, something harsh and repulsive which has an unpleasant effect upon others, and which is painful to me on that account. I received this impression on my countenance in my early youth; I drew it from my mother's eye, when it looked at me with a cold and repelling glance.--Forgive me, stern shade! I hope to love you hereafter, and to see your eye kindly resting on your daughter; then all involuntary harshness will be dissolved and vanish from my character: then shall I also become amiable! I have no hope of its leaving me any sooner; it has as it were been instilled into me by a foreign power;--but it operates prejudicially. I am not agreeable to others, nor comfortable with others, A.! I feel it, and it depresses me; I cannot overcome the feeling. "For you, A., I feel the sincerest friendship and esteem, nothing in your person would prevent me from giving you my hand,--if I could believe that by so doing I should effect something really good. I have written to you already on this subject, and will not tire you by a repetition of what I have already stated a few words only, I must however, still add "I sincerely honour the vocation of woman in the capacity of wife, mother, and mistress of a family. How could I do otherwise 1 I know of nothing more noble;--b...

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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. 1844. Excerpt: ... mi EDLA TO PROFESSOR A. "I have not given any false reasons, my friend; I have spoken the truth; but perhaps I ought to have e...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:74 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:January 30, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217096905

ISBN - 13:9780217096904

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