The Blue Belles of England Volume 1

The Blue Belles of England Volume 1

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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. 1842 edition. Excerpt: ... have often been deceived in their estimate of character upon worse grounds. Whatever Mortimer spoke of, was warmed, by a sort of internal hot.house temperature, into enthusiasm. There was no falsehood in-this, and but little affectation; and even that little, arose less from' his love of display-which required no forced efforts for its gratification_than from one habitually poetical propensity to hyperbole. Yet even this was under the direction of his exquisite taste, and often gave very graceful strength to his language, never rising to bombast, nor sinking to bathos.-. From the age of fifteen, it had been the unceasing habit of his life to fall in'love.; but so admirably had he 'managed, that although he had made seven offers, and been six times accepted, not to mention some hundred or two of foolish fond expectations excited besides, he had never yet been caught out in acting dishonourably to anybody, nor did he, in his heart of hearts, believe he ever had done so. There was always some high moral reason for the change in his sentiments; and the sufferings he had endured from his various dis appointments in this way, was rather a favourite theme with him in his conversation with agreeable young married women. It sufliced to awaken a gentle pity for him, without trenching in the slighest degree upon propriety; and permitted him with perfect safety to let the lambent flame of poetical tenderness flicker and gleam athwart his discourse, without bringing him more within reach of Doctors' Commons than if he had been talking for so many hours on the Corn Laws. At the time Miss Ridley met him, he had just got to the end of one of-those heart-breaking affairs; and every feeling heart was yearning towards him with...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236932986
  • 9781236932983