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Abbots Verney

(1906)
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ... chapter iv the second generation This from a letter from Mr. Horace StantonFord, Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford, to his sister, Mrs. Donald Ruth; written, it may be added, early in the term in which Verney Ruth took his degree. '... Yes, your egregious brother-in-law has turned up here in full force; he's staying at the Randolph. He can afford it, can he? I am glad to hear it. Personally, I think him a plausible fellow, and should be glad to ask him to dinner. Helen won't hear of it, however. My own acquaintance with the gentleman was always of tne slightest, as you know. We nod when we meet: that is all. He has a tranquil air of wellbeing which I covet. You say he has starved, periodically and frequently, in the slums of New York: give me leave to doubt it. He is not of those who will ever get on to more than distant bowing terms with their last crust--crust, did I say? The word suits poorly with our subject; cutlet, I would say rather. You will gather that I like him; I am, in fact, more than a little attracted. Well, and why not? He's a person of intelligence; you will agree with me that that is the main thing. He has a fine presence, and, to judge from his eye, a shrewd appreciation of a joke. Helen, as I tell her, suffers from a touch of the Nonconformist conscience; also, I gather, Colonel Ruth. So your estimable monastery wouldn't open its gates to the prodigal--the prodigal rolling in wealth, too, which makes the less excuse. I think that mistaken. Gentlemen of means have a right to be taken at their own valuation. And hasn't he hidden his diminished head long enough? I think there is a failure in charity here. Well, it brings its own punishment, for that has come to pass which your careful father-in-law has most worked to...



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Title: Abbots Verney: A Novel
Author(s): Rose Macaulay
ISBN: 0-343-36361-5 / 978-0-343-36361-1 (USA edition)
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Title: Abbots Verney: A Novel
Author(s): Rose Macaulay
ISBN: 1-298-62304-9 / 978-1-298-62304-1 (USA edition)
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Title: Abbots Verney
Author(s): Rose Macaulay
ISBN: 0-343-36360-7 / 978-0-343-36360-4 (USA edition)
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September 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Abbots Verney; A Novel
Author(s): Rose Dame Macaulay
ISBN: 1-230-46323-2 / 978-1-230-46323-0 (USA edition)
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January 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Abbots Verney; A Novel
Author(s): Rose Dame Macaulay
ISBN: 1-151-16770-3 / 978-1-151-16770-5 (USA edition)
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October 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Abbots Verney: A Novel...
Author(s): Rose Macaulay
ISBN: 1-247-35745-7 / 978-1-247-35745-4 (USA edition)
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