Pomeroy Abbey; A Romance Volume 1

Pomeroy Abbey; A Romance Volume 1

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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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...are a proud race, the present lord is proud especially, and they deem the picture a memento of disgrace; a blot On the scutcheon of their ancestors." "But," remarked Mrs. Pomeroy, "why not destroy the picture, and have done with it?--and have the rooms thrown open and embellished. I shall suggest it to the lord." Bridget shook her head. "Madam, not a Pomeroy dare destroy that picture. An impression has passed down from father to son, since the time of the sinning lord--that whoever does away with the picture must look out for the cost, for that the fulfilment of the prediction will then be at hand. Whether my lord puts faith in it, madam, I can't say; likely not, for he is one of the boldest of a bold race: all the same, he takes care to keep the picture hidden so that no harm can approach it." "I wish I could see the prediction," cried curious Mrs. Pomeroy, not feeling altogether pleased that Guy should have kept her in the dark as to these matters, have withheld this delightfully marvellous story from her. "Suppose you fetch a candle, Bridget?" "Will the lady like to remain here alone?" hesitated the servant, halting at the threshold. The Lady of Pomeroy settled that, by motioning the woman to hold back the hangings, and stepping down into the next room. There she took up her station at the open window, and leaned from it, that ' the outer air and the quadrangle below might hold her company. In going down the stairs of the north tower Bridget met Jerome. "Where do you spring from?" he exclaimed in astonishment. "The Lady of Pomeroy called me, and I have been into the west tower with her.. She----" "Don't thee tell...show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123690642X
  • 9781236906427