Tales of Fashionable Life - Vol. 1

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CHAPTER XX.

UPON my arrival at Y**** House, I found two ladies in the drawing-room, in earnest conversation with Lady Y****. In their external appearance they were nearly what my friend had described; except that the beauty of the youngest infinitely surpassed my expectations. The elegance of her form, and the charming expression of her countenance, struck me with a sort of delightful surprise, that was quickly succeeded by a most painful sensation.

“ Lady Y****, give me leave to introduce to you Mr. O’Donoghoe.”

Shocked by the sound of my own name, I was ready to recoil abashed. The elderly lady turned her eyes upon me for an instant, with that indifference with which we look at an uninteresting stranger. The young lady seemed to pity my confusion; for though so well and so long used to varieties of the highest company, when placed in a

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page ii
  • Preface v
  • Ennui, or Memoirs of the Earl of Glenthorn 1
  • Chapter III 22
  • Chapter IV 43
  • Chapter V 53
  • Chapter VI 62
  • Chapter VII 84
  • Chapter VIII 96
  • Chapter IX 134
  • Chapter X 165
  • Chapter XI 199
  • Chapter XII 232
  • Chapter XIII 244
  • Chapter XIV 255
  • Chapter XV 271
  • Chapter XVI 292
  • Chapter XVII 301
  • Chapter XVIII 323
  • Chapter XIX 343
  • Chapter XX 357
  • Chapter XXI 375
  • Chapter XXII 401
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