Ethelinde, Or, the Recluse of the Lake Volume 4

Ethelinde, Or, the Recluse of the Lake Volume 4

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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. 1789 edition. Excerpt: ...either a burthen or a. pleasure to her. About half a mile beyond the house the: downs rose to a great height, and the hori-. Z-on-this elevated spot commanded was bounded bounded by the sea at the distance ot about six miles. This soon became the favorite walk of Ethelinde; and hither she repaired whenever the weather would allow, and seating herself on the twisted root of an old thorn, would contemplate, with a degree of melancholy satisfaction, the ocean which now separated her from Montgomery, and on whose stormy bosom he was so soon to be conveyed to such a fearful distance from her and his native country Fondly, however, as her ideas pursued her absent lover, they failed not frequently to turn with grateful solicitude towards Sir' Edward Newenden. He had determined at first not to write to her, . or aft. to hear from her; that by ceasing co study her perfections either in. her conversation or her letters, he might try what that self denial could do towards extinguishing a passion that served only to render. him miserable for her affection for Montgomery he.now thought so certain, -that he no longer dared to dwell. on the possibility of her becoming H-fc his. his with any hope that she could become so by choice; and every thing therefore concurred to shew the necessity of his conquering the hopeless tenderness he had too long indulged. This forbearance, however, was too hard a task for him long to persevere in it: he wrote to Miss Newenden, as usual, short accounts of himself and his children, and contented himself with sending to Ethelinde only affectionate compliments. In answer to these letters he hoped to have some account of the manner of their passing their time, and of the health and spirits of Ethelinde; but Miss Newenden, who hated to...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236605101
  • 9781236605108