The Novels of Susan Edmonstone Ferrier

The Novels of Susan Edmonstone Ferrier

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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. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...whence it came, And--but that, woe is me! 't was passing brief, Even at this hour I fain would feel the same! I track'd a path of flowers--but flowers among Were hissing serpents and drear birds of night, That shot across and scared with boding cries; And yet deep interest lurk'd in that affright, Something endearing in those mysteries, Which bade me still the desperate joy pursue, Heedless of what might come--when from mine eyes The clouds should pass, or what might then accrue. The cloud luu pass'd--the blissful power is flown, The flowers are wither'd--wither'd all the scene. But ah! the dear delusions I have known, Are present still, with loved though alter'd mien. I tread the self-same path in heart unchanged, But changed now is all that path to me, For where 'mong flowers and fountains once I ranged, Are barren rocks and savage scenery! Mary felt it was in vain to attempt to win her sister's confidence, and she was too delicate to seek to wrest her secrets from her; she therefore took no notice of this effusion of love and disappointment, which she concluded it to be. Adelaide appeared at dinner as usual. All traces of agitation had vanished, and her manner was as cool and collected as if all had been peace and tranquillity at heart. Lord Lindore' s departure was slightly noticed. It was generally understood, that he had been rejected by his cousin, and his absence at such a time was thought perfectly natural; the duke merely remarking, with a vacant simper, " So, Lord Lindore is gone--Ah! poor Lord Lindore! " Lady Juliana had, in a very early stage of the business, fixed in her own mind that she, as a matter of course, would be invited to accompany her daughter...show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236890949
  • 9781236890948