Youth on the prow

Paperback | January 19, 2012

byEmma Carolina Wood

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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. 1879. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XV. "0 what a tangled web we weave, When first we practise to deceive." There was something piteous in the way in which the mother prodigalised caresses and love tokens on the unsuspecting Helena. If Claudine had put this feeling into words, she would have said, "Love me! for I doat upon you. Take a great share of love for me into your heart. Let me bribe you into indulgence of anything you may hear to my discredit." Yet the mother's love was so strong that she would not have had Helena think her conduct anything but disgraceful. She was aware of the height from which she had fallen. Respectable women--or women yet unbranded--turned their heads when they saw Lord Wynne's carriage and livery servants, lest the lady they used to be proud to visit should be within it, and they should have the unpleasantness of recognising their former acquaintance, and of making no sign. On the other hand, there were women who forced their acquaintance on Claudine--women whom she was careful that Helena should not meet. She feared the child might have the delicate bloom of her purity brushed off by careless, if not decidedly vicious, observations. On the afternoons when she expected Helena, she was denied to everyone else. She delighted herself by preparations for these little visits. Ices, cakes, and the choicest fruits were prepared, to tempt the healthy appetite, which required no temptation. She loved to see her eat; but she carefully avoided giving her anything stronger than lemonade or coffee. The likeness to her father, and his occasional intemperance, made her refrain. The faulty woman was an exemplary mother. She never before felt the evil she had wrought--she had never judged herself by the judgment of an innocent girl. She would, if possible, have put asid...

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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. 1879. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XV. "0 what a tangled web we weave, When first we practise to deceive." There was something piteous in the way in whic...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:January 19, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217657117

ISBN - 13:9780217657112

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