The Mysterious Marriage, Or, the Will of My Father

The Mysterious Marriage, Or, the Will of My Father

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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. 1834 edition. Excerpt: ...pale, melancholy, but interesting young man, who did not appear to have reached his six and twentieth year: he had a mild voice, but penetrating glance, and if his features were not remarkably handsome, they were such as you will not find in an every day character, and those who had once seen and conversed with Chandois Queensbury would not easily forget him. "You see, Lady Catherine Belmont, I have been to some pains to induce you to forgive me," cried he, "since I have removed the principal objection that might have occurred to you, by declaring that my friendship for you cannot be affected by the difference of argument, on which we so repeatedly fall out." "Well, begin to quarrel now if you pleasei' answered Lady Catherine, with a faint flush of crimson tinging her cheeks, "but if you do, remember Trelawney will support me." "That is saying much before he is acquainted with our arguments," said Mr. Queensbury, " which is precisely thus, Mr. Trelawney, --there is scarce any thing in which the mind is so apt to mistake its true interest as in projects of future happiness: it is impossible to know how we shall bear those stations or circuastances which we have only contemplated at an unaffecting distance, and yet with an assurance that does more honour to our courage than our discretion, we venture to conclude that those appointments or schemes of life to which we are perfectly strangers, would infallibly complete our happiness." "In the meantime, we never consider, that the new stations and appointments to which we have not been accustomed, must take Us out of our usual train of sentiment; this, however, will make ue uneasy, for change is always an evil, and we never feel it more...show more

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  • Paperback | 174 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 322g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236592786
  • 9781236592781