Earl Hubert's Daughter; Or, the Polishing of the Pearl

Earl Hubert's Daughter; Or, the Polishing of the Pearl

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...his head over her with a look of agonised tenderness. "Words are fine things, my Lord of Kent," was the first sentence distinguishable to Father Bruno, and the spokesman was Sir Piers. "But I beg you to remember that it is of no earthly use talking to me in this strain. If you can succeed in convincing my Lord the King that you had no hand in this business, well!"--and Sir Piers' shoulders went up towards his ears, in a manner which indicated that result to be far from what he expected. "But those two young fools don't attempt to deny it, and their faces would give them the lie if they did. As for my Lady" The Countess sprang forward and threw herself on her knees, clinging to the arm of her husband, while she passionately addressed herself to both. "Sir Piers, on my life and honour, my Lord knew nothing of this! It was done while he was away with the Lord King at Merton.--It was my doing, my Lord, mine I And it is true, what Sir Piers tells you. My daughter has gone too far with Sir Richard de Clare, ever to be married to another."x Sir Piers stood listening with a rather amused set of the lips, as if he thought the scene very effective. To him, the human agony before his eyes was no more than a play enacted for his entertainment. Of course it was in the way of business; but Sir Piers' principle was to get as much diversion out of his business as he could. 1 The confession of the Countess is historical. She took the whole blame upon herself. "Very good indeed, Lady," said that worthy Minister. "Your confession may spare you some annoyance. But as to your Lord, it will do nothing. You hardly expect us to swallow this pretty little fiction, I suppose? If you do, I beg you will undeceive...show more

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  • Paperback | 82 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 163g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236624149
  • 9781236624147