The British Novelists; With an Essay, and Prefaces, Biographical and Critical Volume 50

The British Novelists; With an Essay, and Prefaces, Biographical and Critical Volume 50

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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: ...filial piety, and she longed to experience those yearnings of affection of which she had read so much.. The first moment that Mrs.Ormond began to speak of Mr. Clarence Hervey's hopes of discovering her father, she was transported with joy. Myfizt/zcr!-How delightful that word./hi/zcr sounds!--My father'.--MayI say, my father?--And will he own me, and will he love me, and will he give me his blessing, and will he told me in his arms, and call me his daughter, his dear daughter?--0, how I shall love him! I will make it the whole business of my life to please him! The whole business? said Mrs. Ormond, smiling. Not the whole, said Virginia; I hope my father will like Mr. Hervey. Did not you say that he is rich 9 I wish that my father may be very rich. That is the last wish that I should have expected to hear from you, my Virginia. But do not you know why I wish it?-That I may show my gratitude to Mr. Hervey. My dear child, said Mrs. Ormond, these are most generous sentiments, and worthy ofyou; but do not let your imagination run away with you at this rate--Mr. Hervey is rich enough. I wish he was poor, said Virginia, that I mightmake him rich. ' He would not love you the better, my dear, said Mrs. Ormond, it' you had the wealth nfthe Indies. Perhaps your father may not be rich; therefore do not set your heart upon this idea. Virginia sighed--fear succeeded to hope, and her imagination immediately reversed the bright picture that it had drawn. But I am afraid, said she, that this gentleman is not my father--how disappointed I shall be! I wish you had never told me all this, my dear Mrs. Ormood. I would not have told it to you, if Mr. Hervey had not desired that I should; and you may be sure he would not have desired it, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 177g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236810740
  • 9781236810748