Lucy Aylmer, by the Author of 'The Curate of Overton'

Lucy Aylmer, by the Author of 'The Curate of Overton'

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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. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ...to give her away! A fat, fox-hunting parson, a mumbling clerk, a tottering sexton, and palsied pew-opener--these were the only witnesses of Lady Flora's bridal. Where would the Countess's pride be now! Again Lady Flora sat on a tomb-stone. Archer was by her side; her head fell on his shoulder, and she sobbed there. Archer soothed and comforted her--" A few short weeks, beloved," he said, "and then I may claim you, and we will never part again." "Oh, Archer! why part now? My mother's anger will be just as dreadful a month hence as it is to-day." "When I come to her rich and distinguished, then my Flora, she may not spurn me as she would now." "Rich and distinguished, dear Archer." "Yes, my beloved, in a few weeks hence, I shall gain another step in my profession. I have talents and must distinguish myself. And riches, yes!" he added, in a tone of triumph. "I shall be rich too; a relative has willed me a fortune, and, Flora, his days are numbered--ere long it must be mine." There was so much of calculation, so much of riches depending on death in his words, that Flora, almost amazed, raised her drooping head and looked up. "Do not talk of rank or riches. Oh, Archer! I hate the very words! I wish I were some poor orphan child, and that I owed my all to you." "Hush, Flora!" and Archer stooped and kissed her cold pale lips. "I will not have you complain on your wedding-day." "But I must, Archer! Archer, the separation is not half so bad for you as for me. "Do you not then think I shall long after you, beloved one?" he said reproachfully. "Yes, Archer, yes; but then your home! there is nothing to make you miserable there. No taunting...show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236605446
  • 9781236605443