An Old-fashioned Girl

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Roberts brothers, 1870 - Children - 378 pages
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Story of Polly, an old fashioned girl, and her friendship with the wealthy Shaw family of Boston.
 

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User Review  - SueinCyprus - LibraryThing

This is a wonderful, somewhat weepy old-fashioned kind of book really intended for teenagers but probably read more by younger girls and adults these days. It was written in about 1870 so inevitably ... Read full review

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User Review  - aine.fin - LibraryThing

A sweet book which reminded me of the happy times reading the Little Women books when I was a child. Alcott always inspires me to better myself! The first part stands somewhat alone and has a ... Read full review

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Page 383 - THE PRINCE OF THE HOUSE OF DAVID; or, Three Years in the Holy City.
Page 383 - THE THRONE OF DAVID; from the Consecration of the Shepherd of Bethlehem to the Rebellion of Prince Absalom. This is an attempt to illustrate the grandeur of Hebraic history, when "The People of God" had attained under the reigns of David and Solomon, the height of their power and glory as a nation.
Page 382 - LIFE IN HEAVEN. THERE, FAITH is CHANGED INTO SIGHT, AND HOPE is PASSED INTO BLISSFUL FRUITION.
Page 380 - The Solitudes of Nature and of Man ; or, The Loneliness of Human Life.
Page 13 - ... at twenty. We were little folks till eighteen or so; worked and studied, dressed and played, like children; honored our parents; and our days were much longer in the land than now, it seems to me.
Page 12 - It gave Polly quite a turn, for she thought no one was hearing her but the old lady dozing by the fire. "I can't sing any more; I'm tired," she said, and walked away to Madam in the other room.
Page 379 - alone ought to give her a kind of pre-emptive right to the love and gratitude of our young folks. It requires genius to conceive a purely imaginary work which must of necessity deal with the supernatural, without running into a mere riot of fantastic absurdity; but genius Miss Ingelow has and the story of ' Jack ' is as careless and joyous, but as delicate, as a picture of childhood."— Eclectic.
Page 267 - As they ate, the others talked and she listened, finding it as interesting as any romance to hear these young women discuss their plans, ambitions,' successes, and defeats. It was a new world to her, and they seemed a different race of creatures from the girls whose lives were spent in dress, gossip, pleasure, or ennui. They were girls still, full of spirits, fun, and youth; but below the lightheartedness each cherished a purpose, which seemed to ennoble her womanhood...
Page 382 - The headings of a few chapters may serve to convey a notion of the character of the book: A Walk on the Lancashire Moors ; the Author his...
Page 379 - Studies for Stories from Girls' Lives. Simple in style, warm with human affection, and written in faultless English, these five stories are studies for the artist, sermons for the thoughtful, and a rare source of delight for all who can find pleasure in really good works of prose fiction. . . . They are prose poems.

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