The Widow's Offering; An Authentic Narrative Of The Parentage, Life, Trials And Travels Of Mrs…

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byElizabeth Freeman Hill

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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.1852 Excerpt: ... tions to a large number of parties, of gentlemen and ladies, where we likewise attended, and was introduced into a large circle of fashionable acquaintance. I had now become as dissipated as any of them, and attended every ball, theatre, concert, or party that I was invited to, and my indulgent mother had not a heart to deny me what was there called innocent and rational amusements, indeed, I have known clergymen to allow their daughters to.go to balls and theatres, and considered by them as only youthful recreations. But my mother did not altogether think so, she had another object in view; she wished us to mingle with the gay world, that we might see its vanities, and get sickened and cloyed with it. She would, nevertheless, often say my dear girls, you will ruin your constitutions, if you do not give up these evening scenes of dissipation, your father will not allow it much longer; he is very angry with you. Well mamma, I would answer, others do so, and if we do not have our parties, and go where we are invited, we shall be thought very meanly of. Indeed, it was more to please the world, that I followed the throng, than myself, for I was very fond of retirement, from childhood, and would frequently long for those peaceful hours which I had enjoyed with my mother in the days of her solitude. I had launched my frail bark upon the ocean of life, with silken sails expanded, to catch the inviting breeze, disregarding the storms of sorrow, which were ere long to overtake me, and the rocks of woe which were lurking in the rear, but still continued to move on in the gay and fashionable circle. Among the multitude of Our visitors was lady Ann Jessup, the wife of our cousin, Capt Jessup, who I formerly mentioned as being in the British Army. Lady Ann was daughter ...

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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.1852 Excerpt: ... tions to a large number of parties, of gentlemen and ladies, where we likewise attended, and was introduced into a large circle ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:78 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217646875

ISBN - 13:9780217646871

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