The O'Briens and the O'Flahertys; A National Tale in Four Volumes Volume 3

The O'Briens and the O'Flahertys; A National Tale in Four Volumes Volume 3

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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. 1828 edition. Excerpt: ...retiring, See, who approaches?" O'Brien looked up. The Duke and Lady Knocklofty, who had danced down the interminable couples of the long set, were now approaching the sofa, to which O'Brien had been chained since his entrance. Every one rose as they advanced, and the masks rose also; and made way forthem, where they had been seated. Lady Knoeklofty and the duke took their places without ceremony: and O'Brien, in great confusion, not knowing whether to seek the notice of Lady Knocklofty, or to avoid it, --to move away, or to remain, --stood for a moment beside the sofa, where the masks had left him. His characteristic and distinguished person, net off by a-dress calculated to give it every advantage, probably, struck the duke; for he looked at him earnestly, and then whispered Lady Knocklofty. She replied almost aloud, I don't_know at all. We are never very fastidious upon these occasions, where num ber, and not selection, is the object; and persons, are sometimes invited under false impressions, who perhaps, ought not to be here. Shall we join the duchess? I see her in the next room. " Taking the dukefs arm, _ she arose, and moved through the opening crowd into an adjoining apartment. With the deepest mortification, with pride wounded, with every sense of delicacy, of taste, of feeling, violated, 0'Brien heard himself marked out as an unbidden and an unwelcome guest, as a person asked under false impres-sions; and he stood writhing under the agony of his humiliating obtrusion. What did all this mean? Whence this change in Lady Knock-lofty's conduct, looks, and manner? was it the result of his expulsion? was it the terrible consequence of his blasted reputation? To her, at least (his hitherto...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123652943X
  • 9781236529435