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Girlhood and Womanhood The Story of some Fortunes and Misfortunes   By: (1827-1914)

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GIRLHOOD and WOMANHOOD

The Story of some Fortunes and Misfortunes

BY SARAH TYTLER

AUTHOR OF "PAPERS FOR THOUGHTFUL GIRLS," "CITOYENNE JACQUELINE," ETC. ETC.

LONDON WM. ISBISTER, LIMITED 56, LUDGATE HILL 1883

CONTENTS.

PAGE I. CAIN'S BRAND, 1

ON THE MOOR, 1

THE ORDEAL, 16

"HE LAY DOWN TO SLEEP ON THE MOORLAND SO DREARY," 29

MERCY AND NOT SACRIFICE, 37

II. ON THE STAGE AND OFF THE STAGE, 62

THE "BEAR" AT BATH, 62

LADY BETTY ON THE STAGE, 72

MISTRESS BETTY BECOMES NURSE, 77

MASTER ROWLAND GOES UP TO LONDON, 86

MISTRESS BETTY TRAVELS DOWN INTO SOMERSETSHIRE, 90

BETWEEN MOSELY AND LARKS' HALL, 96

III. A CAST IN THE WAGGON, 108

DULCIE'S START IN THE WAGGON FOR HER COMPANY, 108

TWO LADS SEEK A CAST IN THE WAGGON, 113

REDWATER HOSPITALITY, 122

OTHER CASTS FOLLOWING THE CAST IN THE WAGGON, 134

DULCIE AND WILL, AT HOME IN ST. MARTIN'S LANE, 151

SAM AND CLARISSA IN COMPANY IN LEICESTER SQUARE, 158

STRIPS SOME OF THE THORNS FROM THE HEDGE AND THE GARDEN ROSES, 161

IV. ADAM HOME'S REPENTANCE, 167

WILD, WITTY NELLY CARNEGIE, 167

A GALLANT REBUFFED. NELLY'S PUNISHMENT, 172

A MOURNFUL MARRIAGE EVE, 177

NELLY CARNEGIE IN HER NEW HOME, 179

NELLY'S NEW PASTIMES, 185

THE LAIRD CONSCIENCE SMITTEN, 186

BLESSING AND AFFLICTION. ADAM HOME'S RETURN, 192

THE RECONCILIATION AND RETURN TO STANEHOLME, 197

V. HECTOR GARRET OF OTTER, 202

THE FIRE, 202

THE OFFER, 211

THE NEW HOME, 228

THE PAGES OF THE PAST, 236

THE MOTHER AND CHILD, 248

THE STORM, 259

VI. THE OLD YEOMANRY WEEKS, 268

THE YEOMEN'S ADVENT. PRIORTON SPRUCES ITSELF UP, 268

A MATCH MAKER'S SCHEME, 275

A MORNING MEETING AND AN EVENING'S READING, 280

THE BALL, AND WHAT CAME OF IT, 293

VII. DIANA, 302

AN UNDERTAKING, 302

THE FULFILMENT, 311

HAZARD, 316

THE LAST THROW, 323

VIII. MISS WEST'S CHRISTMAS ADVENTURE, 337

CAIN'S BRAND

I. ON THE MOOR.

Cain's brand! that is no fact of the far past, no legend of the Middle Ages, for are there not Cains among us; white faced, haggard featured Cains to the last? Men who began with a little injury, and did not dream that their gripe would close in deadly persecution? Cains who slew the spirit, and through the spirit murdered the body? Cains unintentionally, whom all men free from the stain of blood, and to whom in the Jewish economy the gates of the Cities of Refuge would have stood wide open, yet who are never again light of thought and light of heart? On their heads the grey is soon sprinkled, and in the chamber of their hearts is drawn a ghastly picture, whose freshness fades, but whose distinct characters are never obliterated... Continue reading book >>




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