Village Belles (volume 2); A Novel

Paperback | February 5, 2012

byAnne Manning

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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. 1833. Excerpt: ... "Huntley has it all to answer for; not I," said Lewis--' but why should I be surprised? All women are more or less coquettes." "Now, you are falling into the vulgar error, my honest friend, and prefer laying the fault of an individual on the whole sex, to confessing that individual to be less perfect than many others. Nay, you are doing Rosina injustice in calling her a coquette, though I own, her conduct to night deserved the epithet of coquetry. But many circumstances, and your ill-concealed vexation among the rest, conspired to make her act recklessly and foolishly. Perhaps even by this time, she may be sorry for her levity. Endeavour to judge of her less like a lover, and more like a reasonable being, if possible; and neither exact super-feminine perfection, nor degrade your goddess into a flirt--the most contemptible character to be found among the sex." Lewis sighed, and repeated his good-night. CHAPTER XVI. A DAY OF PLEASURE. The following day was Sunday. Lewis, the son of a rector and the guest of a vicar, had no intention of awaking feelings at variance with the duties of the day, by calling at the White Cottage; and, far from cherishing sentiments of enmity towards Rosina, he felt more kindly as he knelt by her side and repeated the same prayers. Who can be angry on a Sabbath? Not those who after a week of trouble and toil, wake to a consciousness that the ringing of the anvil has ceased, that the flail lies silent on the threshing-floor, that the husbandman and the manufacturer taste of the strange thing, leisure, and that the bell is summoning rich and poor to learn the same duties and crave the same blessings in the temple of God. Not those who feel that whatever bad passions they foster six days in the week, pride should be reined in and con...

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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. 1833. Excerpt: ... "Huntley has it all to answer for; not I," said Lewis--' but why should I be surprised? All women are more or less coquettes."...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:88 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217142788

ISBN - 13:9780217142786

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