By Catharine Maria Sedgwick
Mr. Elton used to be previously a flourishing dealer, or, in nation word, a service provider, within the village of ———. within the early a part of his lifestyles he undesirable been winning in enterprise; and having a due section of that, suggest satisfaction that's gratified via pecuniary superiority, he was once cautious to seem fairly as wealthy as he was once. whilst he used to be on the most sensible of fortune's wheel, a few of his prying neighbours shrewdly suspected, that the express of his wealth was once really out of share to the truth; and their aspect glances and prophetic whispers betrayed their contempt of the offensive airs of the purse-proud man.
The humans within the village of ——— have been uncomplicated of their conduct, and low in cost of their modes of lifestyles; and Mr. Elton's occasional indulgence in a showy piece of furnishings, or a dear article of costume for himself or for his spouse, attracted observe, and, we worry, occasionally provoked envy, even from those that have been wiser and masses higher than he used to be. So inconsistent are men—and girls too—that they generally envy a reveal of which they realy despise, and loudly condemn the purpose.
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