Malcolm Douglas

Malcolm Douglas

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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. 1824* edition. Excerpt: ...penetration easily discovered by the marquis's constrained and hesitating manner, that he was anxious for his absence. And though he could not possibly conceive what could be his motive for it, or how he had deserved any slight from him, yet the faintest indication of such a sentiment would have driven the high-spirited Malcolm to the furthst extremity of the globe, rather than let him intrude for one moment. The sooner the more agreeable, said the marquis; I mean, continued he, correcting himself, as he saw the colour mounting into Malcolm's face, the sooner it is, the more advantageous to you; as here you are losing your time, which, in youth, most particularly should every moment be improved. I can be ready to-morrow, I make no doubt, returned Malcolm, whilst his glowing cheeks spoke the constrained conflict of his heart, which was deeply wounded by what he felt as degrading, as well as unkind, treatment, and so widely different to his expectation; to-morrow, my lord, I will be ready to leave the castle, for I have little to prevent my immediate compliance with your lordship's wishes and commands. No, no, said the marquis, smiling at his earnestness, that is rather too soon; though you may have but few arrangements to make, I have a good many to attend to, which will, I hope, contribute to your happiness, which, believe me, I sincerely wish; and I should think, that in a week from this day, all may be compleated. Your lordship's commands I shall, in all things, obey, answered Malcolm, as with a low bow, and a heart full of wounded sensibility, he quitted the apartment; and to give vent to the feelings which so severely oppressed him, walked into the garden, where his forlorn and unprotected state filled his mind with deep...
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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 168g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236896831
  • 9781236896834