The Abbess; A Romance Volume 2

The Abbess; A Romance Volume 2

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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. 1833 edition. Excerpt: ...than now; but Juliet did not do her lover justice: she imagined his proposal flowed from the same motive which, she could hardly loubt, had influenced others who had addressed her, and, both piqued at believing this, and vexed at her disappointment in the character of a man she had really esteemed, she answered almost petulantly--" Though these jewels, my lord, are not intended to decorate me, they are for one who, in becoming a bride, will render all suit to me as vain, as if they were for my own bridal;--they are destined for the future wife of my father, my lord Marquis; and when these are worn, I shall no longer be an heiress " " And think you by that you will become less dear to me? Oh! know me better, Juliet," said the young man earnestly. " I love you--nor could the gain or loss of the fairest and the broadest lands that ever dowered woman, either lessen or increase such love as mine!" Juliet felt in an instant, that she had done him wrong; she coloured violently, and said, in a voice of much emotion--" Forgive me, St. Omeda! It is not to you that I should testify the feelings, to which the addresses I have received since I have been at Rome, have given birth--believe me, I have always held you to be far unlike the rest; and 1 would have gladly left you with the persuasion, that all the kindness you nave shown us, arose from the same disinterested friendship which we feel for you." " And must this exclude a warmer sentiment, lady Juliet? Will you for ever count it a mark of baseness to love you, because you have been proclaimed your father's heiress?" " Fortunately," replied Juliet, carefully continuing her occupation, and securing the jewels from all chance of injury on their...show more

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  • Paperback | 82 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 163g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236512308
  • 9781236512307