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A Grandmother Recollections

Auhtor: Ella Rodman

Language: english
Published: 1851

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fiction and literature
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Review by M. Erb, July 2005


Rating: (***)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Grandmother Recollections':

A Grandmothers Recollections by Ella Rodman Church. The best bed-chamber with its hangings of crimson moreen was opened and aired--a performance which always caused my eight little brothers and sisters to place themselves in convenient positions for being stumbled over to the great annoyance of industrious damsels who armed with broom and duster endeavored to render their reign as arbitrary as it was short. For some time past the nursery-maids had invariably silenced refractory children with Fie Miss Matilda Your grandmother will make you behave yourself--_she_ won t allow such doings I ll be bound or Aren t you ashamed of yourself Master Clarence What will your grandmother say to that The nursery was in a state of uproar on the day of my venerable relative s arrival for the children almost expected to see in their grandmother an ogress both in features and disposition.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Grandmother Recollections':


... generally do. I was to have been seated in an attitude of great elegance, with my eyes fixed on the pages of some wonderfully wise book, but ...
... been the most wonderful children ever heard of, for by my grandmother's account, they could dance, sing, and speak French almost as soon as they could ...
... quest of mischief as boys always are-and, as a rare thing, we had no company that day, except my aunt, who had come from a distance on a visit to my ...
... how perfectly straight her hair is. not a sign of curl, nor even a twist.-and black eyes have such a wicked kind of a look they always remind me of ...
... of uncomfortableness and this last aggravation increased the feeling to a tenfold degree. At that moment, Fred, unconsciously, stumbled into her very ...
... native straightness. It was summer, and a multiflora rose-vine, which extended over the front of the parsonage, was then in full flower while, as ...
... sufficient money to pay his expenses. My father invited him to remain with us a month and he seemed very much to enjoy the good things so liberally ...
... I bribed the children to deliver up all their crusts to me, and commenced eating them with a voracity that excited the surprise of all the nursery ...
... that day was gone in vain Ellen displayed her whole stock of worldly possessions to tempt my admiration. I scarcely bestowed a look on anything, and ...
... was very beautiful. I have but then I was a dreamer-an unmistakable, enthusiastic dreamer, and my fancies would, perhaps, be laughed at by the wise ...
... the family-a person whose movements were of the utmost importance for I was going to be away from them the whole summer, and it seemed an almost endless ...
... was called, but with not much more success than our hunt after the kittens, so we were obliged to proceed to the kitchen-a wing on the same floor ...
... them. She looked around in surprise at first but then deliberately taking them one by one, she carried them all off in her mouth, and we saw nothing ...
... him.. He is not for sale, replied the farmer, shortly. I suppose not, rejoined the visitor. But what would you value him at in case any ...
... and comparison of each separate feature with each of my parents-that I grew almost afraid to look up under the many eyes that were bent upon ...
... love. But don't for your life go to tellin' nobody-they'd most chop my head off, if it should come out.. I asked Holly how she had ascertained the ...
... struck me as being very sensible, and I therefore resolved to act upon it, and endeavor to make them consider me quite a different character from ...
... was a perpetual war of words waging between the two. My grandmother was a small, dark-complexioned woman, with an exceedingly haughty, and very repulsive ...
... rowed across the lake, whistling a tune. But I had not proceeded far before a loud ha. ha. from my brother Fred sounded close at my side he had been ...
... life glided on with me like the pages of a romance I was obliged to lay aside a great many silly theories which I had indulged in, and come to plain ...