Which does she love?

Paperback | February 9, 2012

byColburn Mayne

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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.1862 Excerpt: ... be more subdued and ladylike in your manners, Louisa, and more elegant in your vocabulary; but I shall say no more, I think any approach to recrimination unseemly from me." "I beg your pardon, Mary," said the contrite Louisa; "I am sure I am very wrong, and especially when we have just heard of Uncle Clifford's death." "Mary, don't forget to write to Mrs. Mason, and tell her we can't dine with her on Thursday; and be sure you write on black-edged paper; we can't be seen anywhere for a week or two, remember." "Then, mamma, I wish you would allow Walter and me to take lessons from Mrs. Arden--it would be so useful to know German, and her terms are so reasonable; and now that we are to shut ourselves up it will be so dull if we have nothing to do." "Nothing to do, Louisa, and all the things for the Dorcas?" "But you know, Mary, I hate plain work." "And for that reason you ought to do it. The things that are most distasteful to us are those we should most practise." "Like St. Catherine of Sienna," said Lionel, "who never changed her linen, and threw her dinner to the cats--or St. Apollonia, who pulled out all her teeth." Mrs. Harwood and Mary did not condescend to answer Lionel's remark, but Louisa tittered, and Walter begged to know where he could read about it. "In the lives of the saints," said Lionel; "and some day, when Mary is canonized, you will read in the life of St. Mary of Harwood that she worked her fingers to the bone, and that her favourite hymn while doing so was 'the Song of the Shirt.'" Walter was delighted, and asked with glee what would be said of Louisa; but Mrs. Harwood and Mary, rising majestically, declared they would not listen to such profanity, and left the room with the air of martyrs. "Is not this unendurable?" said Lionel, when they...

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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.1862 Excerpt: ... be more subdued and ladylike in your manners, Louisa, and more elegant in your vocabulary; but I shall say no more, I think any ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217147348

ISBN - 13:9780217147347

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