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|Earthy, magical, and utterly charming, this tale of family life in tum-of-the-century Mexico became a best-selling phenomenon with its winning blend of poignant romance and bittersweet wit. From the Trade Paperback edition.|
|Outraged when her bankrupt father bargains her away to the arrogant Duke of Claymore, Whitney Stone, a hot-blooded hoyden, is determined to remain true to her childhood love, Paul.|
|He didn't bring my baggage, and I have never seen him since. In fact, I couldn't ... |
They couldn't get men at the stations to work for less than £3 or £4 a week, and
those men had been working for 6s. or 7s. I received 30s. s. ... I never read them.
|He was no good mother's son who did not scream in those days, and give way to |
thunder-bursts of wild merriment. ... over the blue Meditenanean like rebounding
arrows from the antique Parthian bow—aud drove before them to Calabrian
gloom the ... have been as grieved to think that we had never known him as we
should had we never met Saphir—or Thackeray. ... from the Forgetwhat Journal,
red-pepper chapter, horse-radish We have seen the years roll onward O'er 'i'i|
|In the wake of these writers, so deserving of homage _after all these men whom I |
have named, and who are all more ... Scarcely is the book purchased by the book
-lender, ere a crowd of readers settle down upon it, like a swarm of destructivc
flies. ... I have seen them hold in their delicate hands, tattered leaves, that the
very rag-gatherer would hesitate to fling into his basket ... For my own part, I have
never read more than the second volume of a romance of M. Paul de Kock'
s_called La ...
|In the wake of these writers, so deserving of homage — *ftcr all these men whom |
I have named, and who 9X9 all more or less ... is the book purchased by the book
-lender, ere a crowd of readers settle down upon it, like a swarm of destructive
flies. ... I have seen young and beautiful Frenchwomen — women whom a faded
rose of yesterday would offend — women who ... For my own part, I have never
read more than the second volume of a romance of M. Paul de Rock's— called
|... lists a quarto; the later entry might mean that Langbaine had seen an early |
duodecimo edition (like Dennisson's) as well. ... Furthermore, though Langbaine
had seen a quarto edition, which would have borne the name of Robert Greene
on the title page, ... where the entry for "Robert GREEN" as dramatist says of his
nondramatic works: "I have never seen but two; viz. ... and in indifferent repute
amongst the vulgar at this present, of which; those that I have seen, are as
|I failed; but I have been more fortunate with this gentleman who comes from the |
Home Ofl'ice. ... Mr. Fry is a real character, unlike those of romance and
melodrama, which are apt to be either a streak of black paint, ... They fly about
him in this place like hailstones, but I never saw one come from him. ... Mr. Lacy,'
said Mr. Eden with a slight touch of reproach 'you can read not faces only but
|God to help, who never deserted the upright : and, when I came to read the |
sacred writings, I was confirmed by their authority ... those who hold his creed,
should not have been more aware of these great truths, — that no grace of God
can be at all ... In like manner, we may have the grace or power to believe, and
yet hesitate, and not cast ourselves on Divine Mercy. ... with his friends on the
subject, " I believe I should have been an arrant coward had I never read
Romances ; such was ...
|Some of my most tranquil moments have been spent in front of a Christmas tree, |
late at night, when all else is quiet and calm. ... As a collective group, you've
never seen more waiters and waitresses have a better time serving customers or
get bigger tips than those that served us anytime we were ... She's like a little pink
petunia that makes you feel as if all is right with the world when you're with her.
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