The Abess; A Romance Volume 2

The Abess; A Romance Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1833 edition. Excerpt: ...if, indeed, I do know all, I will spare you--and yet," she continued, still holding her hand, " in such a case as this, there must be no mistakes, Juliet.--Do you wish me to tell the Marquis of St. Omeda, that you love another?" " Yes," said Juliet firmly, but at the same moment covering her face with both her.hands. This was enough. Omeda waited to hear no commentary, but fled from the room, and from the house; and within an hour was on his road to join his regiment on the frontiers of Germany. In the good old times of which I write, beautiful. oung ladies were so certain of meeting with abundance of fovers, that the incident just recounted would scarcel be worth recording, were it not for the proof it ofleredy of Juliet's pertinacious adherence to the memory of an adventure, which must, by this time, almost have appeared to her like a dream, so completely had it passed away, leaving lqo trace but the fond idea which she still cherished at her eart. The precipitate retreat of the young Marquis left the aunt and niece standing side by side, near a door opposite to the one by which he escaped; and so they continued for several minutes: the tears of Juliet still flowed, and she felt doubtful, if the frank avowal she had just uttered, might be fully approved by her aunt. But when, at length, she raised her eyes to the dear face, in which she had learned to seek the reflection of all her own feelings, before she could be quite certain they were right, all her doubts vanished; for never did approval, pleasure, and affection, beam more brightly from any eyes, than from those with which Geraldine returned her glance. "And you really love him till, my Juliet '.l" she exclaimed in an accent of...show more

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  • Paperback | 82 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 163g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236959736
  • 9781236959737