How to Marry Well

Author: Margaret Wolfe Hungerford (The Duchess)
Published: 1890
Language: English
Wordcount: 2,445 / 14 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 48.8
LoC Category: HQ
Downloads: 1,455
Added to site: 2008.12.26
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Genre: Instructional
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Excerpt

Some girls start in life with the idea that to snub the opposite sex is the surest way of bringing it to their feet. All such imaginings are vain! A man may be amused by the coquettish impertinences of a girl, he may even be attracted by it to a certain extent, but in the end he feels repulsion, and unless it be the exception that proves the rule, hastens away presently to lay his name and fortune at the disposal of some more modest girl.

To marry well is the note that strikes more clearly on the brain of the débutante's mother than on the ear of that interesting person herself. A girl starting in life feels all the world is before her where to choose. She gives, indeed, too little thought to the subject. She comes fresh from the schoolroom into the crowded drawing-room, thinking only how best to enj

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