The life and letters of Maria Edgeworth [NOOK Book]

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his journey, he wonders how people can be so good natured. Many of Maria Edgevorth's friends in England having invited her to visit them, she determined to spend the winter there, and set out in October with her former traveling ...
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This is an OCR edition with typos.
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his journey, he wonders how people can be so good natured. Many of Maria Edgevorth's friends in England having invited her to visit them, she determined to spend the winter there, and set out in October with her former traveling companions, Fanny and Harriet, the two eldest daughters of the fourth Mrs. Edgeworth. TO MRS. EDGEWORTH. Kenioge, October 23,1821. We have had a most delightful day, after sleeping well at Gwindu: we were in the carriage and off before the clock had finished striking six. In an interval of showers in a bright gleam of sunshine we passed Bangor Ferry: breakfasted nobly. Mr. Jackson, the old, old man, who some years ago was all pear-shaped stomach, and stupid, has wonderfully shrunk and revived, and is walking, alert and civil; and his fishy eyes brightened with pleasure on hearing of his friend, Mr. Lovell. Fine old waiter, a match in age and civility for the master; and a fine old dog, Twig, a match for both, and as saucy as Foster; for Mrs. Twig would not eat toast, unless buttered, forsooth! Then on to Mrs. Worthington: excellent, motherly woman, the Mrs. Brinkley of the slate-quarries. Her first question about you and William won my heart; she seemed so to have seen into you with that penetration of the heart, which is full as quick as that of the head, if there be any difference. She furnished us each with a pair of Devonshire clogs, that fitted each as if made for us; and as young Mr. Worthington was disappointed by a sore throat of the pleasure of accompanying us, he gave us a note to Mr. Williams at the quarries; and good, dear Mrs. Williams, in her white gown and worked borders, trampoozed with us through the splish splash to all the yards, and with her master of the works showed us the sawmills, and the mill for grinding flint, and ...
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  • BN ID: 2940021480383
  • Publisher: Boston and New York : Houghton, Mifflin
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Digitized from 1895 volume
  • File size: 601 KB

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