Love the Debt, by Basil

Love the Debt, by Basil

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...Bank. The shock struck him down with paralysis, and she had to take to teaching to support herself and him. Then came this other trouble, poor child r 'She might get over it in time, ' said his lordship, with a meaning Lady Saddlethwaite read and answered. 'My dear Lord Charfecote, by the time she has got over it yon. will have been in and out of love wi: h twenty others/ Lord CLarleeote laughed. It was a true bilL He was as impressionable and as unstable as water, and was in and out of love once a month on an average. 155 CHAPTER XXXIX. LOVE STROXG AS DEATH. Lord Charlecote was devoted in his attentions to Mabel, not only for the few remaining days of her stay in Eome, but also throughout her tour. He deserted his friend Clifford, the warmth of whose aesthetic enthusiasm had soured him to cynicism, and had become at last too oppressive, and begged Lady Saddlethwaite's permission to join her party. Lady Saddlethwaite could not, of course, have done otherwise than have conceded the permission, even if the concession had been distasteful. But it was not distasteful. Lord Charlecote was a personage of very considerable importance in her mind and world, and his admiration of Mabel was admiration of Lady Saddlethwaite's taste. As for Lawley's chagrin at the arrangement, it, too, was a good thing. Love, like light, was doubled by reflection, and Lawley's worship, like all worship, would be quickened by being shared. It was shared. Lord Charlecote fell, as far as he could fall, in love with Mabel. He did not mean to do so, of course, at first, but 'in the matter of love, ' says the Spanish proverb, 'you begin when you like and leave off when you can.' It was not, to tell the truth, a very brilliant conquest of Mabel's. In the first place, his lordship was...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236648226
  • 9781236648228