Beatrice, Or, the Unknown Relatives Volume 2

Beatrice, Or, the Unknown Relatives 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. 1852 edition. Excerpt: ...she never lifts her eyes from the ground." "That is what Jesuits call 'the custody of the eyes, '" observed Lady Edith, quietly. "I never yet found any one to be trusted who could not look me in the face, eye to eye, as well as mind to mind...". "But," whispered the duchess, earnestly, "Pray tell me, Lady Edith, do you think Mrs. Lorraine capable of assuming two characters?" "Not only two, but twenty," replied Lady Edith. "You would very much underrate Mrs. Lorraine's powers as an actress, by supposing her limited to so small a range of parts. Mrs. Lorraine belongs to that fearful religion which gives a licence to tell any lie, if it be for the good of yourself or others, and you may read now in the life of a certain favourite Papist, Saint Alphonso Liguori, this very un-English and un-Christian opinion. 'For a just cause, it is lawful to confirm equivocation with an oath.' Think, then, what hope there is that Mrs. Lorraine will ever betray her own secret to you, or declare truly who and what she is." "But," said the duchess, incredulously, "you do not seriously believe that anything calling itself a religion can teach immorality." "As to that, Lady Eaglescairn herself says she cannot answer for Mrs. Lorraine's morals, but that her principles are excellent. Read the lives of the five saints of 1829, and you will find that they had no morals. According to the creed of that sect, a son may rejoice at his father being murdered, if thereby good accrues from it to the Church; and when a servant thinks himself underpaid in respect to wages, he may help himself to the difference. If Mrs. Lorraine thinks her services to you worth 10(M. per annum, and you give her only 50/., she is sole judge of her own merits, and may rob you of the balance in any...show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236747011
  • 9781236747013