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Gwendoline's Harvest; A Novel

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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. 1870 Excerpt: ...by masculine minds at all; such as, "Nothing of the sort at present;" "Quite a mistake, I assure you;" and (this from a high domestic authority, who had just been made a grandmother), "Pooh, pooh; not likely." From reproaching itself with its old verdict upon Gwendoline, Society went on to reverse it. For ...
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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. 1870 Excerpt: ...by masculine minds at all; such as, "Nothing of the sort at present;" "Quite a mistake, I assure you;" and (this from a high domestic authority, who had just been made a grandmother), "Pooh, pooh; not likely." From reproaching itself with its old verdict upon Gwendoline, Society went on to reverse it. For what beside her cold and haughty manner--which it was now evident had been but the natural result of high birth joined to very slender means--had ever been really urged against her? Absolutely nothing, except some vulgar story about the sudden and harsh dismissal of her waiting-maid from Glen Druid. The girl was a great talker, had made some bitter complaints, and even invented some scandals, against her mistress before she went away; but if one is to listen to the tattle of discharged domestics, what mistress's character would be safe? And, talking of servants, could anything be more admirable than Mrs. Ferrier's conduct--it was but a small thing, but it was very significant of her magnanimity of character--with respect to Susan Ramsay that was, who had been turned away from Glen Druid for her impertinence to her, when Miss Treherne? One of Mrs. Ferrier's first acts upon her return home was to send little Marion down to St. Medards to see her old nurse; which not only showed a forgiving spirit, but proved how genuine had been her own affectionate treatment of the child. For of course the artless infant would pour into Susan's greedy ears all her woes and wrongs, if she had had any, and give quite an unvarnished account of her new mamma. Yet even Susan Barland--who was very well known among the families in the neighbourhood, for she was an excellent dressmaker, and eked out her husband's income by that calling--had confessed t...
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781150260162
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 86
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.18 (d)

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