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Woman's Work in English Fiction

From the Restoration to the Mid-Victorian Period

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Published: 1909
Language: English
Wordcount: 68,637 / 211 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 58.6
LoC Categories: PN, HQ
Downloads: 602
Added to site: 2010.12.09
mnybks.net#: 29860
Origin: gutenberg.org
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inent in 1644. Then followed his sixteen years of exile in Paris, Rotterdam, and Antwerp, where "he lived freely and nobly," entertaining many persons of quality, although he was often in extreme poverty, and could obtain credit merely by the love and respect which his presence inspired. What a sad picture is given of the return of the exiles to their estates, which had been laid waste in the Civil War and later confiscated by Cromwell! But how the greatness of the true gentleman shines through it all, who, as he viewed one of his parks, seven of which had been completely destroyed, simply said, "He had been in hopes it would not have been so much defaced as he found it."

In the closing chapter the Duchess gives Discourses Gathered from the Mouth of my noble Lord and Husband. These show both sound sense and a broad view of affairs. She writes:

"I have heard My Lord say,

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"That those which command the Wealth of a Kingdom, command the hearts and hands of the People.

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