The British Novelists; With an Essay, and Prefaces, Biographical and Critical Volume 1

The British Novelists; With an Essay, and Prefaces, Biographical and Critical 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. 1820 edition. Excerpt: ...account, he deceives himself; ii) that I have no inclination, as I have often told. him, to change my condition: that I cannot allow myself to correspond with him any longer in this clandestine manner: it is mean, low, undutiful, I tell him; and has a giddy appearance, which cannot be excused: that therefore he is not to expect that I will continue it.' To this, in his last, among other things, he replies, ' That if I am actually determined to break off all correspondence with him, he must conclude, that it is with a view to become the wife of a man, whom no woman of honour and fortune can think tolerable. And in that case, I must excuse him for saying, that he shall neither be able to bear the thoughts of losing for ever a person in whom all his present and all his future hopes are centered;. nor support himself with patience under the insolent triumphs of my brother upon it. But that nevertheless, he will not threaten either his own life, or that of any other man. He must take his resolutions as such a dreaded event shall impel him, at, the time. If he shall know that it will have my consent, he must endeavour to resign to his dcs-tiny: but if it be brought about by compulsion, he shall not be able to answer for the consequence.. I will send you these letters for your perusal in a few days. I would inclose them; but that it is possible something may happen, which may make my mother require to re-peruse them-When you see them, you will perceive how he endeavours to hold me to this correspondence.. It it 'l=-3., ' In about an hour my mother returned. Take your letters, Clary: I have nothing, she was pleased to say, to tax your discretion with, as to the wording of yours to him: you have-even kept up a proper...show more

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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 236g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236896475
  • 9781236896476