The British Novelists; With an Essay, and Prefaces, Biographical and Critical Volume 14

The British Novelists; With an Essay, and Prefaces, Biographical and Critical Volume 14

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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: ...me, madam, that my love of her, if I now my heart, is of such a nature, as never can abate the fervor of that I vow to you. To both of you, my principal attachment was to MIND: yet let me say, that the personal union, to which you discourage me not to aspire, and the duties of that most intimate of all connexions, will preserve to you the due preference; as (allow me to say) it would have done to her, had she accepted of my 0 Sir! believe me incapable of affectation, of petulance, of disguise! My heart (Why should I not speak freely to Sir Charles Grandison?) is wholly yours!'--It never knew another lord! I will flatter myself, that. had you never known Lady Clementina, and had she not been a prior love, you never would have had a divided heart!--'-What pain must you have had in the conflict! My regard for you bids me acknowledge my own vanity, in my pity for on! y I gushed into tears--You must leave me, Sir-I 'cannot bear the exaltation you have given me! I turned away my face: I thought I should have fainted. He clasped me to his bosom: he put his cheek to mine: for a moment we neither of us could speak. He broke the short silence. I dread the effects on your tender health, of the pain that 1, or rather your own greatness of mind, gives you. Beloved of my heart! kissing my cheek, wet at that moment with the tears of both, forgive me!--And be assured, that reverence will always accompany my love. Will it be too much, just now, to re-urge the day that shall answer the wishes of Clementina, of her noble brothers, of all our own friends, and make you wholly mine? His air was so noble; his eyes shewed so much awe, y.et such manly dignity, that my heart gave way to its natural impulse--Why, Sir, should I not declare myreliance on...show more

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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236742931
  • 9781236742933