No, not that Album, loaded with gilt like an Eastern slave, even though it be "precisely like the one on Lady Blessing-ton's table," as the giver, Mr. H, assures me; but this one, in plain black, with only the design of the serpent and the dove upon the back. It is "plain and substantial," as old Mrs. A - was pleased to say of myself; and when Harold T - gave it me, pointing to the design, he bade me heed the symbol well, saying, in that calm, grave way of his, that I lacked both wisdom and gentleness. "My master," I should hardly have borne that from any one else. But perhaps he was right - right, also, when he said that a "woman cannot exist without a confidant." I denied it then, and resented it as a libel; but, now, after a four weeks' sojourn with these relatives, with whom it seems impossible to establish anything like relations of confidence, I begin to feel its truth, else I should not be blotting the blank leaves of his gift.
N. B. I will never own as much to him!
I think I will dedicate the book to Vacuna, the goddess of the idle; doubtless many of my self-constituted advisers would think it very appropriate.
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Publisher - Forgotten Books
Language - English
Author(s) - Martha Russell
Published Date - August 30 2019
ISBN - 9780364012574
Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.2 cm
Page Count - 350
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