The Tory Baronet, Or Tories, Whigs, And Radicals (volume 3)

Paperback | January 30, 2012

byJohn Wilks

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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. 1841. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III. With that malignant envy which turns pale, And sickens, even if a friend prevail; Which merit and success pursues with hate, And damns the worth it cannot imitate. Churchill. "Life's a poor player"--then " play out the play, Ye villains!" and above all keep a sharp eye Much less on what you do, than what you say: Be hypocritical, be cautious, be Not what you seem, but always what you see. Byron. Lord Swainton and Lady Arabella accepted the somewhat late and abrupt but obliging and hospitable invitation of Sir Edward to dinner, and as the clock struck seven they entered the drawing-room. His lordship, who had wholly forgotten all he had previously heard of the expected arrival of Mrs. Catherwood and Maria, was evidently disconcerted for a few moments by the appearance of strangers; but on learning their names, and on ascertaining that they were the mother and sister of his young friend who had visited Sir Oscar Morbleu's, he became as unrestrained and cheerful as usual, introducing Lady Arabella to Sir Edward in the following most extraordinary manner:--"This is my beautiful daughter, Sir Edward. I have a nervous daughter, a widowed daughter, and a musical daughter. Dorothy is my nervous daughter; Amelia my widowed daughter; and Kate my musical daughter,--sings in the morning like a lark, in the afternoon like a canary, and in the evening much better than a nightingale. But Arabella, she is my beautiful daughter. A sad saucy girl, as I find to my sorrow; but she must speak for herself. Ha! ha! ha! Beggars description!" Sir Edward bowed, smiled, looked and felt partly ashamed, but more amused, and simply replied "that his lordship was indeed most kind in introducing Lady Arabella to himself and his sisters." Lord Swainton at once descanted in g...

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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. 1841. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III. With that malignant envy which turns pale, And sickens, even if a friend prevail; Which merit and success pursues...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:January 30, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217109705

ISBN - 13:9780217109703

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