Colonel Enderby's Wife Volume 2

Colonel Enderby's Wife 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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...than run the risk of severing. Jessie begged him to go to Bassett; was petulant at his half-expressed reluctance.--It was enough.--He would go. I Then, too, an evil spirit of jealousy had taken possession of the Colonel lately. We must not judge him too hardly; the man was very much in love, and was paying a heavy price for his affections, into the bargain. The time would come--was sensibly creeping nearer--when he must leave this beautiful young creature. He knew it; in a way, he had brought that trial upon himself. But, after he had left her, what would happen? Perhaps it was mean and unworthy in him. I cannot say; it seems to me very excusable. Unquestionably he began to feel bitterly towards other men; began to regard them as his natural enemies: to regard them much as the doomed, barbarian captive must have regarded the blooming, well-fed, Roman noble, casting glances of ill-concealed admiration upon his fair-haired, blue-eyed wife. The moroseness and savagery, which is latent in all truly masculine natures, put up its ugly head at moments, and asserted its existence rather fiercely in Colonel Enderby. Jessie, he felt, was hardly the woman to break her heart over a sepulchral urn, under the shadow of the authorized weeping-willow. So it came about that, for two reasons, Philip thought it well to go to Bassett Darcy: and being there, he tried to forget his many troubles, and appear as little peculiar as possible. With physical pain to wrestle against almost hourly, with a mental drama, of a sufficiently penetrating character, acting itself out in silence all day long, it is not easy, one must allow, to be perfectly disengaged, urbane, and indifferent. But Philip applied himself with praiseworthy persistence to his own business. It was...show more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236771001
  • 9781236771001