The Female Quixote, Or, the Adventures of Arabella, 1

The Female Quixote, Or, the Adventures of Arabella, 1

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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. 1799* edition. Excerpt: ...herself, she burst' into tears. Arabella's good-nature made her greatly affected at this sight; and, asking her pardon for having undesignedly occasioned her so much uneasiness, begged her to be composed, and tell her in what she had offended her, that she might be able to justify herself in her apprehensions! ' ' You have made no scruple to own, Madam, ' said she, ' that you Zthink me capable of granting favours' ' to lovers; when, Heaven knows, I never granted a ' kiss without a greas deal of confusion l' r A d n ' And you had certainly much reason for consusi n, ' said Arabella, excessively surprised at such aconseffioni' ' assure you I never injured you so much in my thoughts, ' as to suppose you ever granted a favour of so crimiml ' a nature. ' ' Look you there, now I' said Miss Glanville, weeping more violently than before. ' l knew what all your ' round-about speeches would come to. All you have ' said in vindication of granting favours, was only to ' draw me into a conseffion of what I have done i how ' ungenerous was that!' ' The favours I spoke of, Madam, ' said Arabella, ' were quite of another nature, than these it seems you ' have (irliherally grantedi such as giving a lbart', a ' bracelet, or some such thing, to a lover, who haply ' fighed whole years in silence, and did not presume to ' declare his passion, till he had lost best part ofhis f blood in defence of the fair one he loved. It was when 'you maintained, that Mandana was in the right to ' resuse her magnisicent scarf to the illustrious Cyrus, ' that I took upon me to oppose your rigidness; and so ' much mistaken was I in your temper, that I foolishly ' compared you to the sair and wise Amonia, whose ' severity was so remarkable; but really, by what l ' understand...show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236744977
  • 9781236744975