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Early Lessons Volume 4 Maria Edgeworth

Early Lessons Volume 4

Maria Edgeworth

Published September 12th 2013
ISBN : 9781230422749
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42 pages
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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. 1824 edition. Excerpt: ... I do not say you wereMoreThis 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. 1824 edition. Excerpt: ... I do not say you were wrong, but I do not see the great resolution. No, not great resolution, may be- but great for me, for a little girl, like me. That makes a difference, to be sure, said Godfrey. Well! I grant you great for you. Not quite satisfied with Godfreys manner of granting this, Rosamond could not refrain from praising herself a little more--Half talking to herself, she went on--Mamma, I know, says--and Laura says, too--that I am learning to have a great deal of resolution, and prudence, too- for now I always--almost always--think as mamma advises, and as Laura does, of the future- and I always, that is generally, prefer the great future pleasure, to the little present pleasure. You would give me a little present pleasure, if you would hold you tongue, Rosamond, said Godfrey. The dinner bell rang at this moment, just when Rosamonds colour was raised, and when the words, Godfrey, you are very provoking, were going to be said. They were not said, and Rosamond was glad of it- she resolved not to be provoked--A wise resolution, in which a good dinner, as Godfrey observed, much strengthened her. In the course of the evening, however, something led to the renewal of the conversation. Laura was in the room, when the dispute began- but she was playing on the piano forte, and singing- so that she did not hear what was going on. Presently, Rosamond came and stood at her elbow, silent and still. As soon as she had finished the lesson she was playing, Laura began the accompaniment of Merrily every bosom boundeth, Merrily, ho! merrily, ho! Come, Rosamond, we can sing this together--Begin. But Rosamond could not begin--she was in no condition for singing--she could not command her voice--she struggled, and struggled in...