This particular novel questions the relationship between the social classes in America. If it wasn't wise, don't you suppose that the last thing he could wish you to do would be to sacrifice yourself to a sick whim of his? We don't expect you to take part in the play. But I could not join at all with those who were willing to lay the foundations of a Social Union in a social disunion--in the exclusion of its beneficiaries from the society of their benefactors. Both the ladies laughed at their repartee. They passed from boarding to house-keeping, in the easy Washington way, after their impermanent Congressional years, and divided their time between a comfortable little place in Nevada Circle and the old homestead in Hatboro'. Brandreth took her subscription, and wrote her name in the club book. He looked not much more than twenty-two or twenty-three; his damp hair waved and curled upon his temples and forehead, and his blue eyes lightened from a beardless and freshly shaven face.
The object is to show them that the best people in the community have their interests at heart, and wish to get on common ground with them. She went out to speak to Mrs. God made her, she thought, and He alone; He made everything that she was; but she would not have said that He made the evil in her. This late 19th century American novel by Wm. Their plan is to sell tickets to every one for the theatricals, and to a certain number of invited persons for a supper, and a little dance afterward on the lawn. She returns to her home town in northeast United States after her father dies.
Want 'em nice, and the biggest ones at the bottom of the box? Bolton, but in ten or twelve minutes she saw him emerge from the avenue into the street, in the carry-all, tightly curtained against the storm. Bolton finally went out after bringing in the last dish for dinner, and then fastened her eyes on Annie again, twisting her head shyly round to follow her in every gesture and expression as Annie fitted on a napkin under her chin, cut up her meat, poured her milk, and buttered her bread. Bolton, with a sullen defiance mixed with pleasure in Annie's reproach. Where there are few public interests and few events, as in such places, there can be no small-talk, nothing of the careless touch-and-go of larger societies. I come to you as their friend, and I am sure you will feel as I do that my hospitality has been abused. But I could not join at all with those who were willing to lay the foundations of a Social Union in a social disunion--in the exclusion of its beneficiaries from the society of their benefactors.
But this was not altogether the effect of their temperament. Peck had better get married himself if he wanted a step-mother for his little girl. After the death of Judge Kilburn his daughter came back to America. The little girl began to play with her gla. Bolton's habit to come and go without knocking. Bolton had kept from the rag-bag, as to think of re-entering the relations of the life so long left off. Of course the ladies would be only too glad of your advice and co-operation.
I want you to help me colonise Hatboro' with the right sort of people: it's so easy to get the wrong sort! And your son--how did you leave him? She indulged reveries so vivid that they seemed to weaken and exhaust her for the grapple with realities; the recollection of them abashed her in the presence of facts. Bolton's visage to the unrestricted expression of character. Gerrish was peculiar about keeping a family to itself. Bolton tie on and button on Idella's things. Those two lovely, healthy children gone, and poor little Winthrop left! But I'm quite a stranger amongst those I'm expected to influence, and I don't at all know how they will take it. This manga has been translated by Updating.
But do you think that in a community like Hatboro'--Are there enough who could--enter into the spirit? Her father had never been sure that he would not return any next year or month, and the house had always been ready to receive them. But it grows upon you. Her environment, the fussy good society of a progressing New England village, is drawn with admirable realism; while the disintegrating effect of the new industrial order upon the older and simpler life of narrow ambitions and static energy is skillfully suggested. In a place like Hatboro', where there is no dinner-giving, and evening parties are few, the best dress is a street costume, which may be worn for calls and shopping, and for church and all public entertainments. If they are to value its benefits, it ought to cost them something--self-denial, privation even. He was often complaining and unlovely, as aged and ailing men must be; perhaps he was usually so; but he had moments when he recognised the beauty of his daughter's aspiration with a spiritual sympathy, which showed that he must always have had an intellectual perception of it.
Annie broke from her reluctance with a sort of violence which carried her further than she would have gone otherwise. I told him from, the start that it had got to be a temporary thing, an' 't I only took him till he could git settled somehow. Her glance involuntarily took in the familiar masses and details; the patches of short tough grass mixed with decaying chips and small weeds underfoot, and the spacious June sky overhead; the fine network and blisters of the cracking and warping white paint on the clapboarding, and the hills beyond the bulks of the village houses and trees; the woodshed stretching with its low board arches to the barn, and the milk-pans tilted to sun against the underpinning of the L, and Mrs. His face was almost the face of the caricature American: deep, slightly curved vertical lines enclosed his mouth in their parenthesis; a thin, dust-coloured beard fell from his cheeks and chin; his upper lip was shaven. Every care will be taken to have the affair unobjectionable.
Wilmington's husband had come to Hatboro' since Annie's long absence began; he had capital, and he had started a stocking-mill in Hatboro'. Her father had been elected from the bench to Congress, and had kept his title and his repute as a lawyer through several terms in the House before he settled down to the practice of his profession in the courts at Washington, where he made a good deal of money. It seemed to her really that she was getting off pretty easily, and she laughed with hearty consent at last. He thinks he walks too much with the poor, and converses too much with the lowly. Drifted down Maine way on his first call and stuck; but I guess he won't stick here very long.