Ethelinde, Or, the Recluse of the Lake Volume 3

Ethelinde, Or, the Recluse of the Lake Volume 3

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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. 1789 edition. Excerpt: ... her hand as she administered them, and sometimes a tear stole slowly down his cheek CHAPTER VII. as is his eyes followed her when ihe left his bed side. Feeling himself altogether unable to visit his son that evening, and little dreaming how distressing his presence would have been if he could have gone, he said to Ethelinde that he was unhappy that neither of them could fee him, and in perpetual anxiety least he should relapse into the state of wild despair in which they had before beheld him.-Ethelinde comforted him with assurances that Montgomery had represented her brother as much calmer and more reasonable, and for that night he became tolerably easy. The next day, and again the next, passed nearly in the same manner. Colonel-Chesterville, without much encrease of bodily complaint, was sinking gradually under his anxiety of mind; and still preferred the ease he obtained in his bed, and the solitude of his bed chamber, to the effort which in the presence of his.daughter he thought himself compelled to to make, that he might conceal from her the rapid progress of that internal decay he was himself sensible of; still solicitous, though he knew he must die, to spare her as long as he could, the conviction that he was dying. During these two days, Montgomery, occupied in finding an attorney to undertake the management of young Chesterville's affairs with his creditors, or in expedients to raise money for the support of him and of his wife, only called twice a day on Colonel Chefterville;' who was, as well as Ethelinde, yet ignorant that he had left Mr. Royston, and had fixed himself in their neighbourhood. In the mean time, as the young men were too certain that Colonel Chesterville could not himself visit the confinement of his son, more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236893263
  • 9781236893260