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Persuasion Jane Austin

Persuasion Jane Austin

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Persuasion, by Jane AustenWorld eBook Library PGCC CollectionBringing the world's eBook Collection Togetherhttp://www.WorldLibrary.netProject Gutenberg Consortia Center is a member of theWorld eBook Library Consortia, http://WorldLibrary.net __________________________________________________ LimitationsBy accessing this file you agree to all the Terms andConditions, as stated here.This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no costand with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copyit, give it away or re-use it under the terms of theProject Gutenberg License included with this eBook oronline at www.gutenberg.netHere are 3 of the more major items to consider:1. The eBooks on the PG sites are NOT 100% public domain,some of them are copyrighted and used by permissionand thus you may charge for redistribution only viadirect permission from the copyright holders.2. Project Gutenberg is a registered trademark [TM].For any other purpose than to redistribute eBookscontaining the entire Project Gutenberg file freeof charge and with the headers intact, permissionis required.3. The public domain status is per U.S. copyright law.This eBook is from the Project Gutenberg ConsortiumCenter of the United States.The mission of the Project Gutenberg Consortia Centeris to provide a similar framework for the collectionof eBook collections as does Project Gutenberg for
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PGCC Collection: Persuasion by Jane AustenPersuasion by Jane Austen (1818)Chapter 1Sir Walter Elliot, of Kellynch Hall, in Somersetshire, was a man who,for his own amusement, never took up any book but the Baronetage;there he found occupation for an idle hour, and consolation in adistressed one; there his faculties were roused into admiration andrespect, by contemplating the limited remnant of the earliest patents;there any unwelcome sensations, arising from domestic affairschanged naturally into pity and contempt as he turned overthe almost endless creations of the last century; and there,if every other leaf were powerless, he could read his own historywith an interest which never failed. This was the page at whichthe favorite volume always opened:"ELLIOT OF KELLYNCH HALL."Walter Elliot, born March 1, 1760, married, July 15, 1784, Elizabeth,daughter of James Stevenson, Esq. of South Park, in the county ofGloucester, by which lady (who died 1800) he has issue Elizabeth,born June 1, 1785; Anne, born August 9, 1787; a still-born son,November 5, 1789; Mary, born November 20, 1791."Precisely such had the paragraph originally stood from the printer's hands;but Sir Walter had improved it by adding, for the information ofhimself and his family, these words, after the date of Mary's birth--"Married, December 16, 1810, Charles, son and heir of CharlesMusgrove, Esq. of Uppercross, in the county of Somerset,"and by inserting most accurately the day of the month on whichhe had lost his wife.Then followed the history and rise of the ancient and respectable family,in the usual terms; how it had been first settled in Cheshire;how mentioned in Dugdale, serving the office of high sheriff,representing a borough in three successive parliaments,exertions of loyalty, and dignity of baronet, in the first yearof Charles II, with all the Marys and Elizabeths they had married;forming altogether two handsome duodecimo pages, and concluding withthe arms and motto:--"Principal seat, Kellynch Hall, in the countyof Somerset," and Sir Walter's handwriting again in this finale:--

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