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The Good Grandmother, and her Offspring

A Tale. Second Edition with Additions

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Author: Barbara Hofland
Published: 1828
Language: English
Wordcount: 31,501 / 89 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 37.5
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 469
Added to site: 2010.11.26
mnybks.net#: 29701
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lly meritorious. Though only entering his twenty-third year, he had realized the sum of forty pounds, with which he was now furnishing a small, but neat house, which he delighted to prepare under the superintendence of his mother, for that sweet girl, who always appeared in his eye as the emblem of modesty and innocence.

William did not know that it is possible to be bashful with a very small portion of modesty, and innocent (negatively) with very little virtue. Poor Letty's character was farther formed by habit than he had an idea of; but the greatest mistake he made in her character, was that in which he viewed her conduct as actuated by the same principle which governed his own affection. Little did he think, when he pressed her hand at parting, and caught the tremulous sigh which accompanied her farewell, that it was not so much for him she sighed, as for that scene whereon she had been used contentedly to waste her early life. Persons of her disposition in manufacturing towns, are apt to pass thei

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