Elfrida, Heiress of Belgrove; A Novel Volume 4

Elfrida, Heiress of Belgrove; A Novel Volume 4

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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. 1811 edition. Excerpt: ...pen cannot describe it. Nor feel one pang from folly, pride, or fear. Lsucnonnz. IT was many minutes, ere either could call their ideas fromthe joy of the present moment to revert to what was past; but when at length she could speak with tolerable composure, Elfrida, in her turn, communicated all the anxieties, and apprehensions she had endured, and completely satisfied Charleville, by relating the particuculars of her last interview with Lady Fulton, at C-----, when that despicable woman, had sent for her, in the hope of lgeing'able.to work upon her feelings, and I draw. from her a promise, to reject and discourage Charleville's evident partiality for her. She described her Ladyship's rage and indignation, on her refusing so to do; and added, that her behaviour on that occasion, had determined her to adopt a plan, she had previously meditated, and which had been the subject of her thoughts at the time she had received Lady Fulton-'s note, ' requesting her to come to her; and that-was, immediately te leave C. Charleville's dislike to Lady Fulton was increased to absolute detestation by this recital, and he resolved no consideration should ever induce him to permit her to be on an amicable footing with his-family. And now again they talked over all that had occurred, and made a thousand inquiries of each other, respecting the minutest ' particulars. ' Elfrida had to relate all Em ma's-misfortunes, and the method which had been adopted to tempt her from the path of duty; which she did in a manner, that would have made Emma appear entirely blameless, even had she been much more reprehensible than she really was. 9 " Ialways thought that Mrs. Dennis 22 most improper intimate for Emma," said-_...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236971345
  • 9781236971340