The Old and the Young Bachelor, Cont. a Manoeuver Outwitted

The Old and the Young Bachelor, Cont. a Manoeuver Outwitted

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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. 1833 edition. Excerpt: ...as Sam Danby, and as prone to tobacco as her father, he would have suited her purpose as well. She had no heart for love: --the feelings of the Curate's daughter were wholly given over to the impulses of---AMBr'rroN! Yet, as-they sat beneath the hazel bushes, weaving garlands bright with water flowers and projects for the future bright with hope, it was Murray who spoke of their marriage as of a thing pre-assured by fate, in spite of his dead ancestors and her living relations; while Nancy, with a sigh of deep despondency, assured him that such an alliance was irreconcilable with the prejudices of his family or the subservience of her own. While Berkley, in the enthusiasm of his passion, avowed his intention of declaring all to the Earl and braving his worst resentment, it was the clear-sighted Anne who compelled him to the prudence of patience; and persuaded him to entrust his destinies to VOL-III. I time. She knew that Lord Farrington was in a precarious state of health. Berkley's modest patrimony would be opulence to her, it seemed madness to provoke the danger of disinheritance. Her eloquence was efiectual. Again the young lover proceeded to the castle, to dispatch back haunches and partridges to the banks of' the Dyne; comforted by the assurance of his Anne's unchangeable fidelity (there was not a soul in the village to provoke her inconstancy, unless the apothecary's apprentice) and as firmly persuaded as young gentlemen of twenty-one are apt to be on such occasions, that he " was a notable fowler and had found a white crow! " It is easy to conceive that the influence must have been indeed strong, which could impart to the curate's daughter a degree of fortitude enabling her to bear...show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123694092X
  • 9781236940926