Constance D'Oyley; A Tale Volume 2

Constance D'Oyley; A Tale Volume 2

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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. 1844 edition. Excerpt: ...quite steadily; "no, I have not. Lady Hernshaw is not a communicative person, and indeed of her I see nothing." "I have," said he, looking full at Constance as he spoke. "You know they are at Paris." "So I heard at first," said Constance more faintly. "I understand that Forde is constantly at the gaming table; but they both run headlong into every extravagance practised in that dissipated capital. She rouges and flirts; while he--" Captain Bohun stopped and said in a calm voice, "we have neither of us anything to regret in those past events which are common to us both." "So I thought and felt the first hour I heard of--" Her voice faltered a little. Captain Bohun muttered something to himself about a brave spirit, and Constance wished sincerely that Mary would come back to them. But matters were come to a crisis. Captain Bohun seized the opportunity to explain himself. He did not indeed venture to press for.a decided answer; he knew that the past must still hold some influence over her mind. "I only ask," he said, "to retain some place in your memory until I can return and endeavour to win your regard. One moment--all that I can dream of happiness in life is centered in your reply: will you deny me the hope that I may in some degree contribute to yours?" VOL. II. H Constance burst into tears, he seemed so terribly in earnest; but that appeared to encourage him, for he threw himself at her feet. She was the last person to sustain such a scene with dignity; altogether agitated and frightened, turning red and pale, blushing and trembling, she begged him to rise, and never to think of her any more. "I don't believe," said she trying to speak with...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236614755
  • 9781236614759