Wives and Daughters ELIZABETH GASKELL CHAPTER 57-p1 Đây là một tác phẩm anh ngữ nổi tiếng với những từ vựng nâng cao chuyên ngành văn chương. Nhằm giúp các bạn yêu thich tiếng anh luyện tập và củng cố thêm kỹ năng đọc tiếng anh . | Wives and Daughters ELIZABETH GASKELL CHAPTER 57-p1 Bridal Visits And Adieux The whole town of Hollingford came to congratulate and inquire into particulars. Some indeed - Mrs Goodenough at the head of this class of malcontents - thought that they were defrauded of their right to a fine show by Cynthia s being married in London. Even Lady Cumnor was moved into action. She who had hardly ever paid calls out of her own sphere who had only once been to see Clare in her own house - she came to congratulate after her fashion. Maria had only just time to run up into the drawing-room one morning and say - Please ma am the great carriage from the Towers is coming up to the gate and my lady the Countess is sitting inside. It was but eleven o clock and Mrs Gibson would have been indignant at any commoner who had ventured to call at such an untimely hour but in the case of the Peerage the rules of domestic morality were relaxed. The family stood at arms as it were till Lady Cumnor appeared in the drawing-room and then she had to be settled in the best chair and the light adjusted before anything like conversation began. She was the first to speak and Lady Harriet who had begun a few words to Molly dropped into silence. I have been taking Mary - Lady Cuxhaven - to the railway station on this new line between Birmingham and London and I thought I would come on here and offer you my congratulations. Clare which is the young lady - putting up her glasses and looking at Cynthia and Molly who were dressed pretty much alike. I did not think it would be amiss to give you a little. advice my dear said she when Cynthia had been properly pointed out to her as bride elect. I have heard a good deal about you and I am only too glad for your mother s sake - your mother is a very worthy woman and did her duty very well while she was in our family - I am truly rejoiced I say to hear that you are going to make so creditable a marriage. I hope it will efface your former errors of conduct - .