Who Shall Be Greatest?; A Tale

Paperback | January 8, 2012

byMary Botham Howitt

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1841. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER X. THE RIVAL HOUSES. There was no longer now any attempt to conceal the breach between the two houses; that dinner accomplished more than many months of ordinary intercourse could have done. The Brownes were infinitely annoyed to be placed on a par with the Gregsons; and their study through the evening was to prove their superiority, to prove to Mrs. Barwell how ill she had assorted her guests; while poor Mrs. Gregson, whose jealousy was excited by equal attention being shown to the Brownes, was out of humor, and in every way showed to the least advantage. When the evening was closed, and the two ladies retired to Mrs. Barwell's dressingroom to put on their bonnets and cloaks, they received the attentions of Mrs. Barwell's woman with the most dignified silence, and, without exchanging so much as a word with each other, paired off from the Lodge with their respective husbands. No sooner was Mrs. Gregson seated beside her husband in their gig, than she began, -- " How disrespectful of the Brownes to drive off at that rate, as if we should poison the very high road! They are the most upstart, unbearable people in the world!" "Browne's horse is so much swifter than our's we could not have kept up with them," said Mr. Gregson. "Then they might have kept our pace, one would think," said his wife; "if it had been only out of civility, they ought to have done it. Nothing is so rude as to dash past one in the way they did! But, did not you think the evening very stupid?" "No," said Gregson, with the most provoking coolness; "I enjoyed it. The Colonel is a very sensible man." "But, did you ever see any thing like those Brownes ?" persisted she. "In what way ?" asked her husband. "O, in every way !" returned she ; "dressed as she was ! --just as if to out-...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1841. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER X. THE RIVAL HOUSES. There was no longer now any attempt to conceal the breach between the two houses; that dinner a...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:46 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217906494

ISBN - 13:9780217906494

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