The Works Of George Meredith Volume 14; Beauchamp's Career

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byGeorge Meredith

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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. 1897 Excerpt: ...ahemed. 'France, Nevil? I should hardly think that France would please you, in the present state of things over there.' Half cynically, with great satisfaction, she had watched him fretting at the savoury morsels of her pie with a fork like a sparrow-beak during the mono CHAPTER XLII The Two Passions CHAPTER XLII The Two Passions logue that would have been so dreary to her but for her appreciation of the wholesome effect of the letting off of steam, and her admiration of the fire of his eyes. After finishing his plate he had less the look of a ship driving on to reefs--one of his images of the country. He called for claret and water, sighing as he munched bread in vast portions, evidently conceiving that to eat unbuttered bread was to abstain from luxury. He praised passingly the quality of the bread. It came from Steynham, and so did the milk and cream, the butter, chicken and eggs. He was good enough not to object to the expenditure upon the transmission of the accustomed dainties. Altogether the gradual act of nibbling had conduced to his eating remarkably well--royally. Rosamund's more than half-cynical ideas of men, and her custom of wringing unanimous verdicts from a jury of temporary impressions, inclined her to imagine him a lover that had not to be so very much condoled with, and a politician less alarming in practice than in theory:--somewhat a gentleman of domestic tirades on politics: as it is observed of your generous young Radical of birth and fortune, that he will become on the old high road to a round Conservatism. He pitched one of the morning papers to the floor in disorderly sheets, muttering: 'So they 're at me!' 'Is Dr. Shrapnel better?' she asked. 'I hold to a good appetite as a sign of a man's recovery.' Beauchamp was confronting the ...

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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. 1897 Excerpt: ...ahemed. 'France, Nevil? I should hardly think that France would please you, in the present state of things over there.' Half cyn...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.2 inPublished:May 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217896456

ISBN - 13:9780217896450

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