The Children of the Abbey; A Tale Volume 2

The Children of the Abbey; A Tale Volume 2

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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. 1828 edition. Excerpt: ...a glass of wine himself from her, and tried to cheer her spirits. "He had been daily expecting her arrival," be said, "and had had a pallet ana bed clothes kept airing for her; he hoped she would not be dissatisfied with sleeping in the closet." "Ah! my father," she cried, "can you ask your daughter such a question V She exprest her fears of injuring him by having disturbed his repose. "No," he said, " it was a delightful interruption; it was a relief from pain and anxiety." Lord Cherbury, he informed her, had written him a letter, which pierced him to the soul. "He ac-' cused me," said he, " of endeavouring to promote a marriage between you and Lord Mortimer; of treacherously trying, to counteract his" views, and take advantage of nis unsuspecting friendship. 1 was shocked at these accusations; but how excruciating would my anguish have been, had I really deserved them; I soon determined upon the conduct I should adopt, which was to deny the justice of his charges and resign his agency, for any farther dealings with a man, who could think me capable of meanness or duplicity was not to be thought of. My accounts were always in a state to allow me to resign at a moment's warning. It was my intention to go to England, put them into Lord Cherbury's hands, and take my Amanda from a place, where she might meet with indignities, as little merited by her, as those her father had received, were by him. A sudden and dreadful disorder, which I am convinced the agitation of my mind brought on, prevented my executing this intention. I wrote, however, to his Lordship, acquainting him with my resignation of his agency, and' transmiting my accounts and arrears. 1 sent a letter to...show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236837169
  • 9781236837165