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The Autobiography of a Slander

The Autobiography of a Slander by Edna Lyall
By: (1857-1903)

The Autobiography of a Slander exposes the consequences of reckless words or, even worse, intentionally disparaging words. In this moral tale, told from the point of view of "the slander", Edna Lyall (pseudonym used by Ada Ellen Bayley) reveals her ideals and goals in life and relationships.

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THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A SLANDER

BY EDNA LYALL

AUTHOR OF 'DONOVAN' 'WE TWO' 'IN THE GOLDEN DAYS' 'KNIGHT ERRANT' ETC.

Trust not to each accusing tongue , As most week persons do ; But still believe that story false Which ought not to be true

SHERIDAN

NEW EDITION (THIRTY NINTH TO FORTY FIRST THOUSAND)

LONDON LONGMANS, GREEN, AND CO. AND NEW YORK: 15 EAST 16th STREET 1890

All rights reserved

DEDICATED TO ALL WHO IT MAY CONCERN

MY FIRST STAGE

At last the tea came up, and so With that our tongues began to go. Now in that house you're sure of knowing The smallest scrap of news that's going. We find it there the wisest way To take some care of what we say.

Recreation . JANE TAYLOR.

I was born on the 2nd September, 1886, in a small, dull, country town. When I say the town was dull, I mean, of course, that the inhabitants were unenterprising, for in itself Muddleton was a picturesque place, and though it laboured under the usual disadvantage of a dearth of bachelors and a superfluity of spinsters, it might have been pleasant enough had it not been a favourite resort for my kith and kin... Continue reading book >>


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