The Belle Heiress

The Belle Heiress

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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. 1849 edition. Excerpt: ...and days and months with one she loathed--oh it was too much; and she sank insensible, bowed down by grief and all the misery that a sensitive nature is susceptible of, when those who should cherish and protect it, are binding back upon itself the bitterness of human agony. When she revived, the Dune was standing beside her; there were tears upon her cheek, and the expression of her small dark eyes was sad and troubled as she looked upon the un. happy girl. There was evidently some strange memories coming up link by link from the dark caverns of the past. After several kind expressions of sympathy, she give the history of her own life, perhaps th nk.n that it bare soind similitude to hers. We will give it inner own words. DAME AUREAUNTJE-S HEART HISTORY. u I was born of wealthy parents, wiio equally divided their affections between myself and brother. My mother was kind and generous, possessing a heart ever ready to sympathize with suffering, and a disposition to do all in her power to alleviate it. My father was stern and haughty, forbidding in his manners, but ever gentle toward those he esteemed, for beneath all the pride of his nature, there was pure and disinterested love, that made him an affectionate parent and companion. Until my seventeenth birthday, n./thing had ever occurred to cause me more than ordinary sorrow, such sorrows as are incident to childhood, and transient as the morning dew. About that time I became acquainted with Edward St. Clair, an Englishman by birth, and then visiting a relative residing in the north part of Holland, a tew miles from tny father's mansion. Captivating in his manners, a frequenter of courts, the companion of those to whom all the forms and graces of fashionable lite were familiar as household words, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123665742X
  • 9781236657428