a study of maria edgeworth

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: Mr. Edgeworth's Regabd For Miss Sxeyd. 49 CHAPTER III. Mr. Day and Mr. Edgeworth visit France, accompanied by Young Bichanl.—Richard's Education. — Residence in Franco. — Employment there. — Mrs. Edgeworth's Death. — Mr. Edgeworth returns to England. — Second Marriage. — Maria goes to Ireland with Mr. and Mrs. Edgeworth. — Life there. — They return to England.— Mr. Day's Marriage. — Mr. Edgeworth's Irish Journey.— Mrs. Edgeworth's Illness. — Maria sent to Boarding- School.—Mrs. Edgeworth's Death. — Maria's First Literary YTork. — Her Removal to a London Boarding-School. Mb. Day's regard for Honora Sneyd died with her rejection. Mr. Edgeworth's " former admiration returned with unabated ardor." The more he " compared her with other women, the more he was obliged to acknowledge her superiority." Honora herself " conversed with me with freedom," he says, " and seemed to feel that I was the first person who had seen the full value of her character. Miss Sew- ard shone so brightly, that all objects within her sphere were dimmed by her lustre." She was, however, generous and noble-minded, and showed and felt only gratification at seeing her dear young friend admired so strongly by their new friend. Mr. Day alone knew the intense feeling with which Mr. Edgeworth regarded this charming creature, and he used all his philosophy to represent to him the danger of allowing himself to think of Miss Sneyd at all. Mr. Edgeworth himself knew that there waabut one certain method of escaping such dangers, — " flight;" and he resolved upon going to France. Mr. Day, who, meanwhile, had been convinced by Elizabeth Sneyd that " he could not with propriety abuse and ridicule talents in which he appeared deficient," such as riding well, dancing gracefully, and the other accomplishments, thought h...
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