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Pages: 122

Language: English

Publisher: General Books LLC (23 Dec. 2009)

By: Lily Adams Beck (Author)

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General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1922 Original Publisher: The Atlantic monthly press Subjects: Short stories, Canadian Fiction / Anthologies Fiction / Short Stories Literary Collections / Canadian Literary Criticism / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to where you can select from more than a million books for free. Excerpt: VII THE DARCYS OF ROSINGS [A reintroduction to some of the characters of Miss Austen's novels.] Whitethorn Manor, Htjnsdon, Kent. 4th May, 1814. You will be interested to learn, my dear Sophia, that we are arrived at our new home a se'nnight since, having posted from London with every comfort. Already I feel sure we shall not regret fixing here. Now that the Admiral has retired from the naval service, a rural retreat was his object, and we had a strong recommendation to Hunsdon from Mrs Colonel Brandon, the Marianne Dashwood of your early days and mine. She spoke of the little domain named as above, and investigation soon convinced my dear Admiral that this was what he had hoped to secure. My approbation followed as a matter of course, and I hope an early visit will convince me of Sophia's. If a fair dawn promises a cloudless day, we may look forward with the highest degree of confidence permissible in human affairs. The journey from London to the village of Hunsdon is agreeable, and through an affluence of English scenery which must surely compare favourably with any in the world : swelling hills embowered in green: placid rivers enlivened by a delightful concert of feathered songsters: villages clustered about thechurchyards, where sleep their rude forefathers: though it were to be desired that a judicious restoration could obliterate the savage Norman and Gothic archit...

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