A warning to wives: or, The platonic lover, by the author of 'Cousin Geoffrey'.

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Страница 146 - ... contentment with defendants for seventeen years, and was cared for as one of the family. If, as is claimed, "in stripping herself of every dollar she had without any consideration," she did an improvident and unusual act, this alone carries no implication of fraud, undue influence, or incompetence. She had a right to do what she pleased with her own. She probably, on the score of long friendship, believed that she would find a home with defendants as long as she might live, and was willing to...
Страница 280 - They were affianced', says Mrs. Yorick Smythies in A Warning to Wives, 'and to Inez's delicate nature, that circumstance, instead of increasing her liberty of action, added to her coy and maidenly reserve'.