Barbara Heathcote's Trial

Barbara Heathcote's Trial : A Novel (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Barbara Heathcote's Trial: A Novel Ah, that was just their way - those Heathcotes were quiet undemonstrative people; sugared epithets, honeyed speeches, seldom fell from their lips. As they themselves would say, still waters run deep and perhaps they were right. Nor were they singular. How many and many a family live their love with a shy reticence perfectly inexplicable to other and warmer natures; sisters, who would cling together till death, Shrinking almost painfully from the simplest ex pression of affection, hiding love with a thousand little brus queries, assumed or real, yet now and then under strange circumstances breaking into passionate impulses, of which you would never believe them capable. Odd contradictions, over which one could moralise for a lifetime; unsolvable enigmas of a gnarled and warped human nature! And yet strangest of all is, that under this outer bark of roughness, this icy barrier of reserve, love can live on fresh and young as ever, deprived of its daily nutriment, its sweetest sap and yet it is so. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Paperback | 550 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 28mm | 726g
  • English
  • 8 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 1333901143
  • 9781333901141