The British Novelists; With an Essay, and Prefaces, Biographical and Critical Volume 15

The British Novelists; With an Essay, and Prefaces, Biographical and Critical Volume 15

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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: ...its disease. But these reflections l_draw rather by deduction from what Lady Clementina said, than from any direct confession of hers. She is fond of her country in its present state: but sensible English travellers speak of it as I have written. Sir Charles returned within his time. He is kind to be every-where! for he is the life of every com pany, and of every individual. We passed asweet evening together, and till near eleven o'clock. Were Lady Clementinahappy, how happy should we all be! Sir Charles waited on the ladies home. Lord L. was by that time returned from Lord G.'s; but was the first of the friendly company that withdrew. Lady G. it seems, was all alive in every part of the entertainment. My uncle Selby and she spared not each other. Her lord, I fancy, fared the better for the presence of the earl and Lady Gertrude, and for her having my uncle to shoot at. God preserve my grandmamma, and all my dear friends In her neighbourhood, prays Her ever dutiful Wednesday, March 7. Ova grief will be your joy, my dearest Grandmamma! My uncle, my aunt, Lucy, Emily, Mr. Deane!---They are just gone: just left me. What a parting!--But Emily! Dear creature! what was her grief, her noble struggle with herself, to conceal her anguish from her guardian! She will now be yours, and my aunt Selby's; and, when once settled, will, must, be happy; for she is good, and you all love her, and will love her the more for this great instance of her nobleness of mind. About half an hour before we parted, she begged to speak a few words to me in my closet. I led her thither. When we entered it, she shut the door, ' and dropt down on her knees. I would have raised her; but she would not be raised. I clasped my arms about herneck. I have revealed...show more

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  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 177g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236814177
  • 9781236814173