Heraline, Or, Opposite Proceedings Volume 3

Heraline, Or, Opposite Proceedings 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. 1821 edition. Excerpt: ...' Better, better, let this posthumous wrath cool and die away, ' said the vicar: ' in the recent loss of your wife, Sir, your judgment may borrow too much from your feelings: --they will abate; and you may wish you had not indulged them, when you have lost the power of controlling their effects. Revenge is a very unprofitable speculation; for, the more complete our success, the worse for us.' Refusals to listen were made solemn by very coarse words; ' His wife, ' he said, ' had borne every thing, because she knew there was no use "in showing one's teeth where one dare not bite," and she had been restrained in what he called " doing herself justice," by the fear of the stoppage of her annuity, but she had always said to him in her long illness, " George, I hope when I am dead, you will not forget how I have been treated by that woman-1 have told you every thing-Wanston has told me, times without number, where he was bom--he used to brag that he was a Roman--.1/ou have it in your power to prove the marriage---her father's will proves the forbidding her to marry a foreigner---therefore you will have the power in your own hand, and you are a fool if you do not make use of it." Now, Sir, ' concluded he, ' one does not like to be called a fool, you know.' It was in the power of Mr. Broderaye's manners to keep a little in order those of Mr. George Bray; and this power was increased by his being able to tell him, on his general knowledge, that such evidence as this hearsay-evidence founded upon hearsay, neither was, nor ought'to be, received further than in corroboration of better.' At least, ' thought the vicar, ' by...show more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236840755
  • 9781236840752