Eyre's Acquittal Volume 2

Eyre's Acquittal 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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...than twice her own age. Ay! but Mr. Eyre had loved her, and this man--her father's enemy--could expatriate himself rather than forget an old grudge.... "Oh! this was not love, not love! It might be honour, but it was not love," cried out the girl, as alone at night, in the room that had once been her nursery, she stood looking out at the moon-washed woods of Lovel below. That very look had been summoned to his eyes by the revelation in her own, just as his mere glance had touched her heart with unbidden fire, and kindled it to a passion that terrified her; for, however sweetly cherished in her maiden thoughts he might have been this many a year, she had till then been as ignorant of love' true image as if she had never heard its name. But the flame must have smouldered long, perhaps from that earliest day when she had unconsciously placed him in Frank's place, and in some curious way worshipped the two men in one. Perhaps if she had never seen him more, he might in time have dwindled to a mere memory, about which clung her tenderest thoughts, her brightest dreams; but that chance meeting with him in the Park, that subsequent one on the Derby Day, had so filled her mind with his presence, that insensibly he had come _to be the foremost image in it; and it only needed a last encounter by the rose-bush to make her betray herself. What was he doing now? Pitying her? But no! no! "He loved me, though he left me," she cried, living over again that one moment of perfect happi ness that was at least her own, and never to be dimly guessed at, and longed after, as by those poor hungry souls to whom such a moment has never come. Had there not been agony in his face as he took that last look at her, and...
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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236854993
  • 9781236854995