The Secret Marriage; Or, Contrasts In Life. Or, Contrasts In Life by F. WilliamsThe Secret Marriage; Or, Contrasts In Life. Or, Contrasts In Life by F. Williams

The Secret Marriage; Or, Contrasts In Life. Or, Contrasts In Life

byF. Williams

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1855. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XI. "In men, we various ruling passions find; In women, two almost divide the kind. Those only fix'd they first or last obey, The love of pleasure, and the love of sway That nature gives; and where the lesson taught Is but to please, can pleasure seem a fault? Experience this: by man's oppression curs'd They seek the second, not to lose the first. Men some to business, some to pleasure take, But every woman is at heart a rake; Men some to quiet, some to public strife, But every lady would be queen for life!" Pope's Moral Essays. "I Am quite delighted to welcome you to Brighton, my dearest girl," said Lady Woodash to Annie Mowbray, on the evening of the eventful day which ushered her, a comparative novice, into a world of gaiety and pleasureseeking. Lady Woodash led the way through a suite of handsomely-furnished rooms, until she finally reached her own boudoir. "Now, my dear, make yourself perfectly at home; ask for everything you want, and I shall be satisfied if you only amuse me and yourself for as long a time as you can possibly spare me." Lady Woodash, pointing to an arm-chair which awaited her young friend's reception, threw herself at full-length upon her sofa, and complained of extreme weariness. "I wonder when balloons will be really made useful in travelling?" she exclaimed, yawning audibly. "Railroads are far too shaky for delicate female nerves. I wish one could sleep from the beginning of a journey until one found oneself ready-dressed for dinner. My dear, pray come here whenever you like! I only admit a very few favourites --such as yourself; a certain count, to whom you shall be introduced, if I can prevail upon him to tear himself from my side for a few minutes; and--dear me! here is Sir Harvey. What can he want?" Lady Woodash untied her ...
Title:The Secret Marriage; Or, Contrasts In Life. Or, Contrasts In LifeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217104762

ISBN - 13:9780217104760