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THE PERVERSE WIDOW and THE WIDOW

THE PERVERSE WIDOW and THE WIDOW

by Richard Steele, Washington Irving, Cecil Aldin
     
 
Scanned, proofed and corrected from the original hardcover edition for enjoyable reading. (Worth every penny spent!)


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Below is an excerpt from the beginning of "The Perverse Widow" which was originally published in "The Spectator", July 10, 1711:

In my first Description of the Company in which I pass most of my Time, it may be remembered

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Scanned, proofed and corrected from the original hardcover edition for enjoyable reading. (Worth every penny spent!)


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Below is an excerpt from the beginning of "The Perverse Widow" which was originally published in "The Spectator", July 10, 1711:

In my first Description of the Company in which I pass most of my Time, it may be remembered that I mentioned a great Affliction which my Friend Sir Roger had met with in his Youth; which was no less than a Disappointment in Love. It happened this Evening, that we fell into a very pleasing Walk at a Distance from his House: As soon as we came into it, "It is, quoth the good Old Man, looking round him with a Smile, very hard, that any Part of my Land should be settled upon one who has used me so ill as the perverse Widow did; and yet I am sure I could not see a Sprig of any Bough of this whole Walk of Trees, but I should reflect upon her and her Severity. She has certainly the finest Hand of any Woman in the World. You are to know this was the Place wherein I used to muse upon her; and by that Custom I can never come into it, but the same tender Sentiments revive in my Mind, as if I had actually walked with that Beautiful Creature under these Shades. I have been Fool enough to carve her Name on the Bark of several of these Trees; so unhappy is the Condition of Men in Love, to attempt the removing of their Passion by the Methods which serve only to imprint it deeper. She has certainly the finest Hand of any Woman in the World."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012559562
Publisher:
OGB
Publication date:
01/11/2011
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File size:
893 KB

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