A Glimpse of the World, by the Author of 'Amy Herbert'

A Glimpse of the World, by the Author of 'Amy Herbert'

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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...'So people say, ' he replied, and I daresay they are right: though when one has long ceased to know what happiness means, it is difficult to understand how any mere belief could give it.' 'I wish I knew how to make you happy, ' said Myra earnestly; you have been so very kind to me.' 'One thing you may do for me, ' was the reply. 'Try not to be led away by what the world may say of me.' 'But does the world speak ill of you?' inquired Myra. 'I never heard any one do so yet.' Mr. Verney laughed. 'Then you are more fortunate than I am myself. But don't distress yourself; only, if people ever do abuse me, just try to take my part. And now I suppose I must go. What shall I say to your mother for you?' 'Tell her to keep well, and beg Rosamond to let me hear every day how she is. And please say I am enjoying myself here. Colonel and Mrs. Hensman are so kind, and I am to go up the Schaffberg one day. Are you sure you cannot come over again?' Mr. Verney made no answer. He was bending over the gallery. A lady had just entered the church below, who was gazing about her with an air of mingled nervousness and curiosity. Two or three poor people, beggars and cripples, were still in the church, and one of them came up and asked for alms, and then the lady turned, and her face was clearly seen. Myra recognised her as the stranger at St. Gilgen, and pointed her out to Mr. Verney. 'Yes, ' he said shortly, 'it is the same.' 'She looks frightened and unhappy, ' whispered Myra, 'and see, she is praying.' The lady knelt. She was no Roman Catholic, accustomed to devotion in public, for she looked round her, evidently fearing remark. Myra instinctively drew back from the front of the gallery, but Mr. Verney remained there; yet he might not have been watching the...show more

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  • Paperback | 134 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236880722
  • 9781236880727