The Deserted Wife

The Deserted Wife

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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. 1850 edition. Excerpt: ...his peculiar temperament, and from the extreme beauty, grace, tenderness, and artlessness of the rival she dreaded; but also from the fact of their isolation from the moderating and correcting influence of general society. But incited by a vague consciousness of this scarcely acknowledged sentiment, he had opened his heart to Hagar, exposing "almost" all its secrets, and now could she have continued to trust him, her faith Ramsay on Human Happiness. might have saved his fidelity--could she have continued to trust him! but she could not--her waylaying sin could not be so promptly driven away for ever. Could an evil thought be dismissed, a guilty wish repressed, or a sinful passion crushed by one effort of the will, by one fell blow, many a moral victory we should see, many a moral hero hail, and the road to perdition 1 e no longer paved with good intentions; but when blow after blow has been struck upon the waylaying foe, when after each repulsion it lias retired only to rest, to gather force, to renew the attack, nothing but the highest moral courage and perseverance can keep up the warfare, can insure the victory. Hagar's waylaying foe had only been beaten back for a time; a few days passed and it returned in power, in ferocity, with violence; for now Hagar's doubts of her husband's fidelity of heart were becoming but too reasonable! Reader, shall I shock you, and distress myself, by a recital of some of the scenes that disgraced the next two or three weeks? Hagar's confirmed suspicions, anguish, and terror? Raymond's stem, calm, implacable repression of her passion? The death throe9 of her suppressed and smothered rage? The indomitable strength of will by which he held her down--so that through all this, for many weeks, the innocent...
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  • Paperback | 236 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 426g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236616243
  • 9781236616241