Alicia de Lacy; An Historical Romance Volume 2

Alicia de Lacy; An Historical 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. 1814 edition. Excerpt: ...of temporal blessing. The penitent appeared. Her golden locks were cleansed from the symbol of humiliation; they fell as a veil over her face, but their luxuriance and beauty proclaimed their owner. "Cast me not off!" said she, falling at his feet. "Cast not off your self-condemned Alicia, though you renounce the vain dissipated Countess of Lancaster!" Amazed and terrified, the Earl raised her, and grasping her clasped hands, as one who would prevent a deed of desperation, exclaimed, "Can it be my wife in this penitentiary garb, and suppliant posture? Why not attend your father's obsequies in your proper character? Why renounce, with the duties of your station, the attendance and the dignity my rank, and your own birth, require?" I am your faithful wife," returned the Lady Alicia, "who, renouncing the vain pursuit of evanescent pleasure, comes contrite for her follies, to be corrected by your clemency, and fashioned by your example. It did not beseem one who knew she had omitted her first duties, to appear in state at the funeral of that father, whose death-bed she had never smoothed. You, my generous lord, are the only witness of my self-imposed humiliation; and your pardon for my past indiscretions, will so renovate my sinking heart, and confirm my resolution, that I shall not fear to tell a censorious, inquisitive world, by my future conduct, that I am indeed the princely Lancaster's wife, restored to my own confidence, and enjoying his." "My Alicia!" said the Earl, as he folded her in his arms; "I forgive the past, and have hope of the future. Thou hast discovered the avenues to my heart; but do not enter it again by this agonizing portal; though thou hast found that the tear of...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236586743
  • 9781236586742