In Chicago, while her mistress saw one side of social life, Edith Whittlesey saw another side; and when she left her lady's service and became Edith Nelson, she betrayed, perhaps faintly, her ability to grapple with the unexpected and to master it.
"When I have worked hard and saved me some money, I will go to Colorado," he had told Edith on the day after their wedding.
"Edith, sweet Lady of the May," whispered he reproachfully, "is yon wreath of roses a garland to hang above our graves, that you look so sad?
How came it in your mind too?" said Edith, in a still lower tone than he, for it was high treason to be sad at Merry Mount.
This authoritative text is reprinted from the Library of America edition of Novels by Edith
Wharton, and is based on the sixth impression of the first edition, which incorporates the last set of extensive revisions that are obviously authorial.
'A thing called White Roses, by a woman named Edith
I can hold Edith
's - I beg your pardon, my wife's hand in mine and I am happy.
Robinson Crusoe, retold by Edith
Robarts, illustrated by J.
At a few minutes after nine the maid, Edith
Baxter, carried down to the stables his supper, which consisted of a dish of curried mutton.
``I have but to say,'' added the Saxon, ``that, during the funeral rites of the noble Athelstane, I shall be an inhabitant of the halls of his castle of Coningsburgh They will be open to all who choose to partake of the funeral banqueting; and, I speak in name of the noble Edith
, mother of the fallen prince, they will never be shut against him who laboured so bravely, though unsuccessfully, to save Athelstane from Norman chains and Norman steel.''
Them other three, side along, they're the 'Margie Smith', 'Rose', and 'Edith
He had been engaged to Miss Edith
Woodley, of Carstairs, but the engagement had been broken off by mutual consent some months before, and there was no sign that it had left any very profound feeling behind it.