The Love-Match, by the Author of 'Emily'. by the Hon. Mrs. Maberly

The Love-Match, by the Author of 'Emily'. by the Hon. Mrs. Maberly

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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. 1863 edition. Excerpt: ... was no little relief to his anxiety when, upon opening the letter-of Lady Marwood, he found it to contain only a few cold and formal lines, saying "that, as Florence had chosen to act in so decided a manner while under her care, she must now decline, both for herself and her daughter, any further communication with one who could be guilty of such flagrant impropriety and disobedience."--The answer was precisely what Gerald expected it to be but even his cold heart was pained as he raised his eyes ana saw the look of intense anxiety with which his poor victim was watching his countenance. "What does she say?" at last Florence ventured to ask, for Gerald stood as if irresolute, with the letter still in bis hand. "Just what one might expect from such a cold, selfish, odious woman as she is!" exclaimed Gerald. It was the first time he had ever expressed himself in such terms of her aunt, and Florence was stunned by the contempt of his manner. It seemed to her as if every one had suddenly changed his character; for, till now, if Lady Marwood had been neglectful, she had never been unkind. Gerald gave the letter into her trembling hand. Florence glanced over it. "Not one word from Julia!--not one--not even a message!" she cried, as she burst into tears. "Oh, if she had been in distress or in disgrace, what would I not have done to comfort her!" "She is as heartless and good-for-nothing as her mother!" said Gerald bitterly. Florence raised her eyes in astonishment. "You did not think so once, Gerald. You could not think so when you used to praise her, and tell me to follow her advice. Dear Gerald, what do you mean?" "I mean that anyone who could behave so to you mnst be bad and...show more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 222g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236545087
  • 9781236545084