Love the Avenger Volume 1

Love the Avenger Volume 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. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...is, as you say, a saint; but so is the Dowager. Look again, I say, at Olivier. What an education! There he is, at nearly six-and-twenty, and as submissive and respectful as a young girl. He has never committed a folly yet; but, to be sure, what a mother he has!" "They are a beautiful pair," murmured the little old lady, reverting to her first idea; "and they quite distracted my attention this morning at early mass, when I saw them coming together from the altar--a sweet sight." Yes, it was true. No one was more exact in the performance of his devotions throughout the year than Olivier, and that morning he had, as is very customary, taken the communion at the same moment with his wife. And yet these two were no nearer! In that holy word communion had they found no import? Of M. de Beauvoisin no complaint should be made He had been drilled, not educated; premeditatively darkened by his trembling instructors, and sent forth into the world with a shut soul. But Claire? Alas! she had been so little used to believe that the love of the inmost heart ought to bind man and wife together; that wedlock without this love ought to bear another and a very different name; that she could kneel at the altar's foot, and, with all the wrapt piety of a sincere and ardent Catholic, commune with her God, yet leave uncared for the poor, untaught, groping soul of the man who knelt beside her, and was her husband. Yet in the world of Paris Olivier and Claire were regarded as a pattern couple. As they were crossing the street opening into the square wherein stands the church, the young Marquise observed a man, who had stopped for an instant on the pavement opposite, cross rapidly in their direction. He was a short, squat, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236840070
  • 9781236840073