By Ivy Compton-Burnett

ISBN-10: 1448206278

ISBN-13: 9781448206278

The 1st version of Dolores used to be released in 1911. It offered good, and used to be quickly forgotten. yet now that her profession of sixty years is ended, and her lengthy success progressively more acclaimed, Dolores, status at that distant starting is apparently reborn.

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Nobodymeant to be unkind, but nobody put themselves out of their way to secure her comfort. The holiday allowed to the Miss Bertrams the next day on purpose to afford leisure for getting acquainted with, and entertaining their young cousin, produced little union. They could not but hold her cheap on finding that she had but two sashes, and had never learnt French; and when they perceived her to be little struck with the duet they were so good as to play, they could do no more than make her a generous present of some of their least valued toys, and leave her to herself, while they adjourned to whatever might be the favourite holiday sport of the moment, making artificial flowers or wasting gold paper.

Nobody that wishes me well, I am sure, would propose it. " "Indeed, I do not know. —He could not say he wished me to take Fanny. " "No, he only said he thought it very likely—and I thought so too. VOLUME I: CHAPTER III 23 We both thought it would be a comfort to you. But if you do not like it, there is no more to be said. " "Dear sister! If you consider my unhappy state, how can she be any comfort to me? Here am I a poor desolate widow, deprived of the best of husbands, my health gone in attending and nursing him, my spirits still worse, all my peace in this world destroyed, with barely enough to support me in the rank of a gentlewoman, and enable me to live so as not to disgrace the memory of the dear departed—what possible comfort could I have in taking such a charge upon me as Fanny!

Norris that she would be a good girl; in vain did Lady Bertram smile and make her sit on the sofa with herself and pug, and vain was even the sight of a gooseberry tart towards giving her comfort; she could scarcely swallow two mouthfuls before tears interrupted her, and sleep seeming to be her likeliest friend, she was taken to finish her sorrows in bed. "This is not a very promising beginning," said Mrs. —"After all that I said to her as we came along, I thought she would have behaved better; I told her how much might depend upon her acquitting herself well at first.

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