The British Novelists; With an Essay, and Prefaces, Biographical and Critical Volume 49

The British Novelists; With an Essay, and Prefaces, Biographical and Critical Volume 49

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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: ...'Pon honour, I should like to see h, im, 'said Rochfort--'pon honour, he deserves it from us, Sir Phil; and I'll stand your friend with the girl; and it will do no harm to give her a hint of Clara's Windsor flame-as a dead secret--'pon honour he deserves it from us. Now it seems that Sir Philip Baddely and Mr. Rochfort, during the time of Clarence Hervey's intimacy with them, observed that he paid frequent visits at Windsor, and they took it into their heads that he kept a mistress there. They were very curious'to see her, and unknown to Clarence they made several attempts for this purpose; at last, one evening, when they were certain that he was not at Windsor, they scaled the high garden wall of the house which he frequented, and actually obtained a sight of a beautiful young girl and an elderly lady, whom they took for her ouvermmte. This adventure they kept a profound secret from Clarence, because they knew that he would have quarrelled with them immediately, and would have called them to account for their intrusion. They now determined to avail themselves of their knowledge, and of his ignorance of this circumstance; but they were sensible that it was necessary to go warily to work, lest they should betray themselves. Accordingly they began by dropping distant mysterious hints about Clarence Hervey, to Lady Delacour and Miss Portman. Such for instance as-D--mme, we all know Clary's a perfect connoisseur in beauty--hey, Rochfort--one beauty at a time is not enough for him--hey, d--mme! And it is not fashion, nor wit, nor elegance, and all thatthat he looks for always. These observations were accompanied with the most significant looks.--Belinda heard and saw all this in painful silence, but Lady...
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  • Paperback | 102 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236983017
  • 9781236983015