The British Novelists; With an Essay, and Prefaces, Biographical and Critical Volume 35

The British Novelists; With an Essay, and Prefaces, Biographical and Critical Volume 35

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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: ... bear to give a parent, for whom she felt the most tender affection, the remorse of thinking that she had been the most active cause of her child's misery. She was also afraid of her brother, whom she knew to be of a temper to call her husband to a severe account for his conduct towards her, the consequences of which in every point of view appeared to her dreadful: a third consideration, it is probable, had some weight with her-she had reason to believe she was with child. Laura, therefore, insisted firmly with Signora Sporza to be allowed to judge for herself in this-particular, and convinced her, that she should be highly offended if Signora Sporza gave the least hint of the terms on which she was with her husband to ' her brother, or any other person. Notwithstanding the precautions which Laura took to keep her mother from the knowledge of what would give her too much uneasiness, if that lady had not been a little dazzled by the glitter of magnificence which appeared in the equipages and domestic establishment of Zeluco, and flattered by his specious behaviour to herself, she would have discovered that her daughter was unhappy. With regard to Captain Seidlits, he thought his sister so very amiable in all respects, that it never entered into his mind, that the.man who possessed her, and who could have no motive but love for his original attachment to her, did not think himself. happy in the acquisition; and although it sometimes occurred 7to him, from the pensive and ' melancholy air of his sister, that she might not be so very fond of her husband as could be wished, he considered that as a misfortune which she had in common with many women, and for which there was no remedy; and he turned his thoughts from it as from an idea...show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123691676X
  • 9781236916761