Robert Ainsleigh Volume 2-3

Robert Ainsleigh Volume 2-3

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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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...my life, I rarely omitted to supplicate that I might be able to requite Margery's generous attachment with an affection as unalloyed as her own. After this conversation I ceased for ever to torment her. with doubts and objections, and our courtship went all the more smoothly for my prudence. I let her see that I valued her love, and revered herself, and I think from this time forward she was entirely happy in my society. We were to be married late in the autumn, by which time my leave of absence would have expired, and I $hould return to India an officer in the Company's service. My pay in this capacity would hardly have allowed me so expensive a luxury as a wife; but after all expenses of my illness were paid--the last nurse, Mrs. Merle, was singularly moderate in her charges, while the hags who preceded her made up for their wretched service by the exorbitance of their demands--I had still two thousand five hundred pounds remaining of the three thousand I received when I left Bengal. I had thus a fair fortune in ready money to start with---and I knew that Margery was rich. I considered that, before my own funds could be exhausted, I should in all probability have risen in my regiment, while in the Indian service there were brilliant chances of reward from plundered palaces and confiscated treasuries. As soon as I was able to travel, I proposed going down to Berkshire to see my foster-father. My lip alone should tell him the story of his daughter's life; and I entertained no doubt of winning his forgiveness and esteem for the only child he had once loved so fondly. 'I shall bring him to you a proud and happy man, Margery!' I said; 'and he shall give us his blessing on our wedding-day.' i 'I think he will scarce refuse to forgive when yoa...show more

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  • Paperback | 98 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 191g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236794923
  • 9781236794925