This moulding of a wife had failed ... as it always must fail.
The eldest son of the Duchess of Stevenage, who was prevailed upon to stand up with Marie Melmotte in the quadrille that opened her mother's great ball.
He "objected mildly, being a young man devoted to business, fond of his own order, rather shy" - The Way We Live Now
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