Confessions of an Elderly Lady

Confessions of an Elderly Lady

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ...relation to me than a mere common acquaintance. I stole a glance at Lord Wyudermere, to observe what effect this seeming indifference had on him; and was gratified by remarking that his countenance betrayed a more than usual expression of satisfaction. From this evening, I found myself continually in the society of my new admirer. Invited to the same houses, we were drawn together without either of us having the air of seeking any intercourse. By degrees, his reserve wore away, and his looks and manner assumed more of softness and tenderness towards me. Still, no word of love was breathed; and I, to say the truth, began to fear his objections to an heiress were indeed insurmountable. It was not that I loved, or even fancied than I loved him; for the depth and force of my former unhappy attachment had been such as to convince me I should never love again. But the peculiarity of my position, and my dislike to finding myself en tiei's with Lord and Lady Westonville, led me to think with complacency of avoiding such a dilemma by rewarding the romantic and disinterested affection of Lord Wyndermere with my hand and fortune. Affairs stood in this position, when the absence of the new married couple, which, from the arranged four weeks of its duration, had grown into twice that length of time, was drawing to a close: and I was thinking with no pleasurable feelings, of enacting the part of witness to their connubial felicity, when Mrs. Temple Clarendon asked me whether I had observed how much smitten with me poor Lord Wyndermere was. I affected to doubt the truth of the statement; and remarked that a man in love was not likely to be so reserved and distant with the object of it. This led to an animated declaration, on her part, that she had been aware of...show more

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  • Paperback | 102 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236515390
  • 9781236515391