Lady Alice; Or, the New Una. a Novel

Lady Alice; Or, the New Una. a Novel

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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. 1849 edition. Excerpt: ... such as existed in the instance of my own father and mother." " Which implies that both parents shall fail, in the most solemn of parental duties, to a portion of their offspring," said Alice. " And with what result always? This very morning, every member of our family old enough to have been confirmed, knelt with me on the steps of that altar, and partook with me, and in my behalf, of the bread of life. Edith was here. herself on the point of becoming a mother, and both my parents. All the rest were--my brothers. That is my idea of domestic bliss, my beloved friend, and, did I deliberately abandon it in marrying, I should seem to myself to have forgotten that the power which I possess as a woman, of consenting, is really a very sacred trust." " Ah, Alice! you are an angel from heaven!" " Hush, there are angels who hear you," she said, in a low tone. Here was not a case of those ordinary prejudices against his religion which he would have combated. Alice had none. She herself was surrounded by all the external signs of his faith. She accepted its dogmas apparently nearly as himself. She did not consider the doctrine of his Church heretical, nor its worship idolatrous. The intolerance was wholly his, and was the cause that her mind, nurtured in religious sympathy, recoiled from a union with him, and not the less because he was personally dear to her. He saw, too, by the slight elevation of her manner and language above their ordinary tone, that she was at present sustained by the consciousness of a purpose which took from him every right to complain. She evidently loved him well enough to live single for his sake. Rich, exquisitely beautiful, the idol of society, with the highest social position at her...show more

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  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 327g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236589777
  • 9781236589774