Letters on Different Subjects; In Four Volumes

Letters on Different Subjects; In Four Volumes : Amongst Which Are Interspers'd the Adventures of Alphonso, After the Destruction of Lisbon Volume 4

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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. 1767 edition. Excerpt: ...and came away from them at the fame times the continuance of this intimacy gave Lodivico frequent opportunities of seeing the sister of Rodolphus; whose beauty and various accomplishments I 4 soon soon made an entire conquest over his heart. He afk'd her in marriage of her father who had no objection to the proposals, but left the decision wholly to his daughter She was at the fame time addressed by a young gentleman whose fortune and family were so nearly equal that no preference could on that account be given to either, and not being biased by any particular inclination, was only desirous of making the most prudent choice. She had a high opinion of her brother's judgment, and consulted him upon the occasion. Rodolphus was much embarrassed between his friendship for Lodivico, and regard for his sister's welfare; the latter however appearing to him an affair of the most importance, he at length gave bis opinion, though with great reluctance, in favour of the other suitor, whose disposition and temper were much more likely to ensure domestic happiness; this occasion'd the dismission of his friend, who from that moment became his implacable enemy; found means of injuring him very materially with his father industriously propagated reports injurious to his character, which in the early part of life proved very disadvantageous to him; and endeavoured, by every possible method, to hinder' those preferments his known merit afterwards obtairi'd. The good Rodolphus bore this treatment with the' utmost patience and composure, ' and felt much more concern to find his friend, who had really many valuable; t qualities, qualities, capable of indulging so unjust and implacable a resentment, than he could have suffer'd from any ill that it might have...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236798627
  • 9781236798626