Donna Diana Volume 2

Donna Diana 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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...much as Frau von Raben talked, and he always told me to ask her advice if ever I had wrong thoughts. I never did ask it, but she used to give it all the same, and I often think----" "What do you often think?" asked Madame de Bonneval, as Diana stopped suddenly. "That she gave me thoughts I should not have had," answered Diana, reddening. "She seemed to take it for granted that I must have them, and always insisted that--oh, wel--I have told you before, madame! When those thoughts came to me, I tried to devote them to--in the way that she suggested--but latterly I could not. All the time I knew who it was of whom I was really thinking, and I wondered why he should care for me, as Giulia and Maria always declared that he cared." "Frau von Raben is an imbecile!" said Madame de Bonneval, almost angrily. Diana laughed. "I told her you never talked to me in that way," she continued, "and that you had said I was not to think of those things, but should leave it to God to show me the way I was to go. She said that you dill not understand, that perhaps you had never had any temptations." Madame de Bonneval started as though she had been stung. Then she drew herself up haughtily. "Frau von Raben appears to be a person who forgets her place," she said coldly. "She should not have presumed to speak to you of such things. It is a pity that His Eminence Cardinal Savelli should have encouraged her to forget the fact that she is your cousins' dame de compagnz.e, not your spiritual adviser." "It doesn't matter," returned Diana. "Now I have told you I do not care about anything else. As for Mr. Vane, I dare say I shall never...show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236953118
  • 9781236953117