The Beauty of the British Alps, Or, Love at First Sight

The Beauty of the British Alps, Or, Love at First Sight

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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. 1825 edition. Excerpt: ...was the man to whom her affections were pledged, and Malcolm, whom he had formerly suspected, and whom he had just discovered was Clarence's friend, had only acted as a confident between them.-The wild enthusiasm of Seeton's passion had received a check from the open and warm expostulation he had undergone from Frederic, who in revealing to his brother the state of his heart, had at'once warned him of the danger, and showed him the impropriety of his cherishing a fruitlcss passion. The appearance of Clarence operated as a coup de grace. He determined to rouse the ener-. gies of his character, and act the part that became him. To fly to other scenes had he only selfishly considered himself, would have been his plan; but in so doing, he should, (after the marked attention which in the blindness of passion he had paid her, ) leave Adela exposed to animadversion, and awaken injurious conjectures. Besides, she was unprotected, beautiful and unguarded; how many were the snares to which she was exposed! If he loved her, what, he asked himself, should be his aim to make her happy? He knew Frederic's impetuosity: his presence might avert some of its consequences. Perhaps there were obstacles to her union with the chosen of her heart; it might be in his power to remove them. " To he her friend-to seek her happiness at the expence of my own! have I so much virtue, so much heroism--I know not. I will at least make the effort." Feeling he should not be able to swallow a morsel of dinner, he quitted the house, and plunging into the wildest scene of solitude, that the neighbourhood afforded him, he yielded himself up to reflection and to plan the line of conduct it was in future his duty to pursue. Lord...
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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236790650
  • 9781236790651