Hero: The Hon. Charles Rivenhall
Heroine: Sophia Stanton-Lacy
'Do pray, find me an eligible husband! I am not at all nice in notions, and shall be satisfied with the barest modicum of virtues in my partner.'
Fresh from Europe, the unconventional Sophy Stanton-Lacy sets about the task of extricating her London cousins from their entanglements--- the autocratic Chales with his tiresome fiancée -- Herbert, in the clutches of a money-lender and Cecilai, neglecting and eligible suitor for an addle-pated poet.
As the first shot in her campaign Sophy invites five hundred people to attend a small party.
Favorite Lines: These spoil the book if you have not read it yet.
"You will understand that he does not like to mention the matter to you
himself. He feels a certain delicacy ---"
"I thought you were talking of Charles!" interrupted Sophy. "Which cousin to do you mean?"
"I am talking of Charles."
"Nonsense! He has no delicate scruples."