Wealth Not Happiness; Or, Vain Expectations Destructive To Peace

Paperback | January 30, 2012

byMary Ann Everritt

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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 XII. "HE THAT GETTETH RICHES, AND NOT BY RIGHT, SHALL LEAVE THEM IN THE MIDST OF HIS DAYS, AND AT HIS END BE A FOOL." A Few months after the visit at Mr. Frankfort's Mrs. Leftwich, in lonely sorrow, mourned over what she called the " dreadful self-will of Miss Leftwich," who had made a second visit to Oxford, where she staid " as long as she pleased /' and then, in eager haste to become her "own mistress," before she was nineteen, she eloped with Mr. Thornhill, to whom she had been introduced only a few weeks before, and who, being in search of money, had obtained information that Emily Leftwich had a good fortune entirely at her disposal. By insinuating himself into her favor--which any one, by flattering her vanity, might soon and successfully accomplish--he speedily persuaded her to free herself from her mother's control, and realize the sweets of that freedom by placing herself and her property wholly in his power. We need, not say that he was an unprincipled man who could act thus, nor need we wonder that Miss Leftwich fell into the snares that were laid for her; her education prepared her for the course of conduct she invariably pursued. And when any one is trained in the same way, and possesses the same dominant disposition to be free from maternal restraint, she will avail herself of the first similar, though certainly the most unlikely, means of securing her liberty; for she who goes into the world with a large fortune in her hand is sure to meet with many persons who, from motives of the sincerest regard, of course, are desirous to become her protectors, and share it with her. Cannot parents be warned by the examples that surround them to preserve their children from the perils to which they are exposed? How many there are who, instead o...

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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 XII. "HE THAT GETTETH RICHES, AND NOT BY RIGHT, SHALL LEAVE THEM IN THE MIDST OF HIS DAYS, AND AT HIS END BE A FOOL." ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:42 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:January 30, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021765312X

ISBN - 13:9780217653121

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