Charlotte Brontė and Her Circle

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Hodder and Stoughton, 1896 - English fiction - 511 pages
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Page 500 - Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named testatrix, Margaret F. Erwin as and for her last will and testament in the presence of us, who, at her request and in her presence and in the presence of each other, have subscribed our names as witnesses hereto.
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Page 97 - The cost of the journey there, at the dearest rate of travelling, would be 5/. ; living is there little more than half as dear as it is in England, and the facilities for education are equal or superior to any other place in Europe. In half a year, I could acquire a thorough familiarity with French.
Page 297 - I was aware that he knew so little of me he could hardly be conscious to whom he was writing. Why ! it would startle him to see me in my natural home character ; he would think I was a wild, romantic enthusiast indeed. I could not sit all day long making a grave face before my husband. I would laugh, and satirise, and say whatever came into my head first.
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