A Social NoveleBook - 2009
The mixture of two such conflicting characters as her father and mother might (with common Providence to bless the pair) unitedly produce heart; although their plebeian countenances could hardly be expected without a direct miracle to generate beauty. Maria inherited from her father at once his impetuosity and his little button-nose: although the latter was neither purple nor pimply, and the former was more generous and better directed: from her mother she derived what looked to any one at first sight very like red hair, along with great natural sweetness of disposition: albeit her locks had less of fire, and her sweetness more of it: sympathy was added to gentleness, zeal to patience, and universal tenderness to a general peace with all the world; for that extreme quietude, almost apathy, alluded to before, having been superseded by paternal impetuosity, the result of all was Heart. She doated on her mother; and (how she contrived this, it is not quite so easy to comprehend) she found a great deal loveable even in her father. But in fact she loved every body. Charity was the natural atmosphere of her kind and feeling soul always excusing, assisting, comforting, blessing; charity lent music to her tongue, and added beauty to her eyes charity gave grace to an otherwise ordinary figure, and lit her freckled cheek with the spirit of loveliness.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Library of Alexandria, 2009.
Branch Call Number: Internet Access
Characteristics: 1 online resource (208 pages).