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. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ...as soon as possible, and restore the precious charge they had now under their care to the paternal roof, which was her best protection. When Trelawney parted from his fair friends, he assured Rebecca, that she should either hear from him or see him, at an early hour the ensuing nforning, and respectfully pressing her hand to his lips, as he arose to depart, he added, --"Do not, dear and amiable Eebecca, indulge in these useless apprehensions; believe me, I am well aware of the character I have to encounter in the person of the Marquis of Moutrevoirs, and am in no degree alarmed at the suggestion he mentioned; he has no such intention, for I already know him to be a coward; and were he not so, can you, do you suppose I would permit either the Marquis of Montrevoirs or any other man existing to insult any part of your respected family with impunity, has the daughter of Mr. Clarendale, in the absence of her father and her brother, no defender to shield her from the impertinent advances of a presuming licentious character? Assuredly she has, Mrs. Philip Bradbury: and such a one as would not easily desert her, while there is a drop of blood left in his veins;--I will protect the children of my father's old friend; therefore, be comforted, sweet Rebecca; you know Trelawney is a stranger to fear, when the feelings of his friends call upon him for support and protection." Trelawney now instantly left the house of Doctor Stanton, leaving his auditors charmed with his generous character, save only one, and that was Mr. Theodore Stanton. In the spirited and dignified sentiments which Trelawney had just expressed, he could see nothing but increased and violent attachment towards Eosa, and attributed many parts of Trelawney's character to...show more

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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 290g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236485556
  • 9781236485557