Barren Honour, by the Author of 'Guy Livingstone'. Orig. Publ. in 'Fraser's Magazine'

Barren Honour, by the Author of 'Guy Livingstone'. Orig. Publ. in 'Fraser's Magazine'

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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. 1862 edition. Excerpt: ...service or forbearance. Though he seemed to see no merit in a simple act of duty, she knew right well what it had cost him to destroy the supposed evidence of her shame; and now--instead of expecting thanks--he was reproaching himself for having misjudged her while believing his own eyes. As she thought on these things, Nina's hard battered heart grewfreshandyoung again. Not a single unholy element mingled in the tenderness of her gratitude; but, if time and place had not forbidden, she would scarcely have confined her demonstrations to a covert pressure of Wyverne's hand. ' Forgive you?' she said, piteously. ' It drives me wild to hear you speak so. I would give up every friend I have in the world to keep you. The best of them would not have done half as much for me. And we can never be friends--really. My unhappy name has dragged you down like a millstone; don't attempt to deceive yourself; you must hate the sound of it now and always. Ah, do try to believe me. I would submit to any pain or penance or shame, and not think it hard measure, if I could only give you back what you have lost through me.' In despite of his exasperation, the sweet voice fell soothingly on Alan's ear. A man need not greatly glorify himself for having simply acted up to his notions of right and honour; nevertheless, appreciation in the proper quarter must be gratifying to all except the very superior natures. Many are left among us still who ' do good by stealth/ but the habit of ' blushing to find it known' is antiquated to a degree. So, as he listened, Wyverne's mood softened; and he began quite naturally to play the part of consoler, trying to prove to Nina that she had been an innocent instrument throughout, and that if the conspirators had been foiled in this...show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236666283
  • 9781236666284