The New British Novelist; Comprising Works by the Most Popular and Fashionable Writers of the Present Day Volume 1; V. 43

The New British Novelist; Comprising Works by the Most Popular and Fashionable Writers of the Present Day Volume 1; V. 43

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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. 1835 edition. Excerpt: ... preferable to every other amusement in life. His ascendancy hourly increased, and at length accomplished that end which has ruined my peace, and which, I blush to confess, was the end Lord Lawnley (with, I had almost called it, Jesuitical cunning) had ever in view from the moment he took me under his protection, -my marriage with his daughter. '" This lady I shall now introduce to your notice. Lord Lawnley married late in life a lady, not then in her first youth, though several years junior to himself; they had but one child, a girl, whose extreme delicacy rendered her, from the moment of her birth, an object of the utmost anxiety to her parents. For many months her life was preserved from day to day only by medical care, and years elapsed before she ceased to be an invalid. Lord and Lady Lawnley's care was unbounded; having no other child to divert their attention, on her they lavished all their tenderness. For her sake they resided always in the country, and the whole happiness of their lives seemed to be centred in the existence of a feeble being, who, in addition to bodily weakness, was in intellect far below mediocrity. As she improved in health, her mental powers were supposed to advance, and at length reached a sufficient degree of perfection to satisfy her partial parents; nor is it surprising that those who fanned the flame from a state bordering on darkness, should construe a very faint glimmering of mind into a steady, if not brilliant, light. " Lady Mary was very little known to me as a boy; her health kept her much secluded, in which there was as much design as accident. Though living in the same house, months would pass over without my seeing her, and then only when taken by Lady Lawnley to visit her, more

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  • English
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