Elinor Wyllys. Ed. by J.F. Cooper by Susan Fenimore Cooper

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1845 Excerpt: ..."Oh, William, suppose this man is in the wrong after all! Don't think of having anything to do with him." "My dear, you talk like a woman--you don't know what you say. If I don't act in the premises, do you suppose he won't find another lawyer to undertake his cause?" "Let him have another, then; but it seems too had that we should take sides against our best friends. It hardly seems honourable, William, to do so." "Honour, alone, won't make a young lawyer's pot boil, I can tell you." "But I had rather live poorly, and work hard all my life, than that you should undertake a dishonest cause." "It is all very pretty talking, but I have no mind to live poorly. 1 intend to live as well as I can, and I don't look upon this Stanley cause as a had one at all. I must say, Catherine, you are rather hard upon your husband, and seem to think more of the interests of your friends, than of his own." "How can you talk so, William, when you know you can't think it," said the wife reproachfully, tears springing to her eyes. "Well, I only judge from what you say yourself. But in my opinion there is no danger of a law-suit. As Mr. Stanley's agent, I shall first apply to Mrs. Stanley and Mr. Hazlehurst to acknowledge his claim; and when the evidence is laid before them, I have no kind of doubt but they will immediately give up the property; as they are some of your very honourable people, I must say I think they are bound to do so." "Certainly, if the evidence is so clear; but it seems to me, from all I have heard since I have been a lawyer's wife, that evidence never is so very clear, William, but what people disagree about it." "Well, I flatter myself that people will be staggered...
 

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Cooper is the daughter of novelist James Fenimore Cooper.
 
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