The New British Novelist; Comprising Works by the Most Popular and Fashionable Writers of the Present Day Volume 2; V. 8

The New British Novelist; Comprising Works by the Most Popular and Fashionable Writers of the Present Day Volume 2; V. 8

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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. 1835 edition. Excerpt: ...done very Well ever since. About a twelvemonth back we came here, where, contrary to all probability, I have met my old admirer. " Now, my Lord, my tale is finished as far as concerns myself; and if you had any gratitude for the trouble I have taken in undeceiving you as to my character and supposed death, you would relate to me a few particulars of your life since we parted. You have a wife, I am told; how could you be so inconstant to the memory of Theresaas to fall in love, or marry another? And how comes it that you are flirting away here, whilst your wife staysat home? Come, confess; follow my example and acknowledge your sins: perhaps when you have done so, I may discover that, though I am faulty, you are not immaculate. I am dying to hear that you have-not been an inconstant husband--for, from your horrors of-my crimes, that cannot be--but a jealous, or a tyrannical, or an indifierent husband." " It is impossible that any of my concerns can interest you," said Lord Delamore, " or that they can ever have reached your ear." " And why so, my Lord? An able diplomatist has spies in every menage, and how know you what I may have discovered in your's? Supposing I was to tell you, you had an amiable wife, much more beautiful than Theresa Greville, which perhaps is no great compliment, --ten thousand times more virtuous, which may easily be; that this wife you neglected and treated with indifference, till, wearied at length, she sought some consolation in the kindness of a friend; and that you, in a fit of ill-humour, took it in your head to be jealous, and made so much disturbance as to separate from your wife, and to oblige the poor friend, by way of convincing the world of the injustice of your...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236541197
  • 9781236541192