Ariel, or the Invisible Monitor Volume 4

Ariel, or the Invisible Monitor Volume 4

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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. 1801 edition. Excerpt: ...She did not, as at Malvini, court solitude, and seek comfort in meditatioru'but by employment and society she fought to expel from her bosom the sentiment which had' destroyed its peace, and substitute the calm and tranquil thoughts which a life of rational occupation and gentle friendship offered. She attended Madame in her morning visits in the neighbourhood, and regularly mixed in the select company which sometimes assembled at Mortimer House. She worked, read, and drew, and in constant occupation " the deadly rust of indolence," so fatal to the human mind, was unknown to her. The marriage of Miss Mortimer was obliged to be postponed on account of the settlements, which were not yet ready., I 2 Sir letter from his son soon after the departure of his daughter, written in a calmer temper of mind, but signisying no intention to renew his addresses to Cecilia. The fond regard of Sir Edward for Rosaline seemed daily to increase; but the evident melancholy with which he regarded her, could not pass unnoticed by her. ' As (he was one day talking of him to Madame, that amiable woman said-A Ah, his life, suffered much from a sensibility of temper which early marked his character. It is not a subject I ever speak on for many reasons; butyou, my sweet child, are the friend' of my heart, the liuccessor of my loved Carlina, and to you I scruple not to relate my brother's early disappointment, because it will account for that sudden and; permanent regard by which he was attached to you from the first moment he beheld you at Edgecumbe. Hall. In the short Iketch I gave you of my own lise, I mentioned a beloved friend who accompanied me to the Convent where I was educated. That friend was Rosaline St. Alvars; her father was a descendant os the...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236790162
  • 9781236790163