The Monk and the Married Man Volume 3

The Monk and the Married Man Volume 3

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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. 1840 edition. Excerpt: ... Walter dedicated to the Priesthood--and the divorce was granted. "These were painful conditions; but to me, the most distressing clause (that which affected Walter) seemed less repugnant, from the circumstance that I had once voluntarily chosen the part destined to him. I reflected, likewise, that he could not inherit either lands or title; and I believed, I fondly thought, that I was yet dear enough to repay you for his loss. Under these impressions, I desired Clement to see you, and to explain, if necessary, every circumstance. I scarcely think he did. In fact, he wrote me word that affection for your child had so entirely engrossed your heart that I was quite forgotten. Perhaps, I should not blame you; for my long silence may have persuaded you of my indifference: and yet it was my very love which prompted that suspension of intercourse. You were not my wife, I dared not write to you as such; at the same time, to address you in any but the language of affection was utterly impossible. Besides, I had been forbidden, strictly forbidden, to hold any communication with you; and a command laid on me by the highest dignitary of my Church I ventured not to disobey. "You refused to part with Walter, and I was superseded--thus my brother wrote; but I disbelieved the statement--I do not now. Resolved to form my own opinion, I came to England, almost in defiance of the Pope's displeasure. I came--I saw you, Clara--saw that I was indeed forgotten, worse than forgotten; that I had become your hatred--your aversion. And now, that my eyes are fully opened, that my heart is undeceived, my path is straight--Clara, we meet no more. You have decided between my child and me--and you have chosen him. Retain him then, and may he prove a blessing to you....
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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236510623
  • 9781236510624