The Man of Sorrow; A Novel

The Man of Sorrow; A Novel

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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. 1842 edition. Excerpt: ...we might never have parted at all. "I must confess that my conduct (so perfectly inexcusable in the eye of the world) requires some explanation; and as no person can be so well qualified to explain my motives and opinions as myself, I will endeavour to vindicate myself against the cruel aspersions which I am sure to meet with. "At the moment we were married, I saw in you a creature, as I supposed, devoted to me, adoring, idolising me; girls are sanguine, I did not even doubt it--my prospects were the brightest, and in matrimony I saw the perfection of happiness--I was not deceived--with you I could have been blest. "But you will, I am sure, agree with me when I say, that love, ardent as mine was for you, when checked by deception, turns to the most implacable hatred. You were the author of my misdeeds (unwittingly I am sure); but when you left me on a pretence of business for one part of the kingdom, and when I heard of you on a visit to an avowed rival in another, what could I feel--what could I imagine 1 My temper is violent, my spirit for revenge high, and had you been near me, I should have felt no repugnance, -no hesitation in stabbing you to the heart; you were away, and next to murdering you, I took my surest vengeance by destroying your peace. "Yes, I felt the full force of my demonlike passion; I seized the opportunity, the only one I had, and acted upon the impulse of the moment. "That you had no sinister motives in your visit to Miss Vincent, I am convinced; I therefore feel it my duty to retract whatever harsh and violent expressions I might have used in the heat of my anger against her; a better, a more amiable young woman never lived; that I robbed her of you is my present sorrow, for, since concealment now...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236598849
  • 9781236598844