Daisy's aunt

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T. Nelson, 1910 - 375 pages
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Page 317 - A book of verses underneath the bough, A loaf of bread, a jug of wine, and thou Beside me singing in the wilderness — O wilderness were Paradise enow.
Page 69 - Daisy gave an altogether excessive florin to the cabman, who held it in the palm of his hand, and looked at it as if it were some curious botanical specimen hitherto unknown to him. " And one usually says ' Thank you ! ' " she observed. — " Yes, Lord Lindfield, let's dance now and then.
Page 384 - He forms a scheme of marrying the lady to the local bore, in the hope that she may end his career. Once started on the wrong tack, he works out his evidence with convincing logic, and ties up the whole neighbourhood in the toils of his misconception. The book is full of the wittiest dialogue and the most farcical situations. It will be as certain to please all lovers of Irish humour as the immortal " Experiences of an Irish RM" THOMAS NELSON AND SONS, London, Edinburgh, Dublin, and New York.
Page 382 - Q." Sir Oliver Vyell, a descendant of Oliver Cromwell, is the British Collector of Customs at the port of Boston, in the days before the American Revolution. While there he runs his head against New England Puritanism, rescues a poor girl who has been put in the stocks for Sabbath-breaking, carries her off, and has her educated. The story deals with the development of Ruth Josselin from a halfstarved castaway to a beautiful and subtle woman. Sir Oliver falls in love with his ward, and she becomes...
Page 107 - the horror of it. What are we to do? What are we to do?" "There is but one thing to do, Alice," and he spoke as quietly as though they were sitting in their snug living room at home, "and that is work. Work must be our salvation. We must not give ourselves time to think, for in that direction lies madness. "We must work and wait. I am sure that relief will come, and...
Page 126 - 'Never mind me! It is nothing — much! I have had it before — once ! Go — fly ! They will suspect me — and you — ' " She shuddered, and put her hands over her eyes as if to shut out some terrible picture.
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Page 50 - For each glance of the eye so bright and black, Though I keep with heart's endeavour, — Your voice, when you wish the snowdrops back, Though it stay in my soul for ever ! — Yet I will but say what mere friends say, Or only a thought stronger ; I will hold your hand but as long as all may, Or so very little longer...

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