The British Novelists; With an Essay, and Prefaces, Biographical and Critical Volume 9

The British Novelists; With an Essay, and Prefaces, Biographical and Critical Volume 9

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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: ...the same posture in Sir Rowland! Sir Hargrave supplicated me as before. I was forced in answer to repeat some of the same thmgs that I had said before. I would fain have parted civilly. He would not permit me to do so. Though he was on his knees, he mingled passion, and even indirect menaces, with his supplications. I was forced to declare, that I never more would receive his visits. This declaration he vowed would make him desperate, and he cared not what became of him I often begged him to rise; but to no purpose, till I declared that I would stay no longer with him: and then he arose, rapt out an oath or two; again called me proud and ungrateful; and followed me into the other room to my cousins. He could hardly be civil to them: he walked two or three turns about the room: at last, Forgive me, Mr. Reeves, forgive me, Mrs. Reeves, said he, bowing to them; more stifliy to me--And you forbid my future visits, madam, said he, with a face of malice.. I do, Sir; and that for both our sakes. You have greatly discomposed me. Next time, madam, Ihave the honour of attending you, it will be, I hope--he stopt a moment, but still looking fiercely to a happier purpose. And away he went. Mr. Reeves was offended with him, and discouraged me not in my resolution to avoid receiving his future visits. You will now therefore hear very little farther in my letters of this Sir I-I argrave Pollexfen. And yet I wish I do not see him very soon. But it will be in company enough if I do: at the masquerade, I mean, to-morrow night;, for he never misses going to such entertainments. Our dresses are ready. Mr. Reeves is to be a hermit; Mrs. Reeves a nun; Lady Betty a lady abbess: but I by no means like mine, because of its gaudiness: the very thing I was afraid more

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  • Paperback | 94 pages
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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236759842
  • 9781236759849