Saint Pauls [Afterw.] the Saint Pauls Magazine, Ed. by A. Trollope

Saint Pauls [Afterw.] the Saint Pauls Magazine, Ed. by A. Trollope

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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. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ... have thought of them since. Yes; by night and day I have heard them in my ears as you said them so truly and lovingly, and I have wished--oh, how I have wished!--that all since might be a dream, and that I might be standing by you in that church again, listening to those words, and that I might answer them as--as I could answer them now!" " A dream! a dream!" murmured Hector, while some terrible emotion swept across his face. The little fingers plaiting the cuff-work more nervously and tremblingly than ever. Hector has not yet dared trust himself to speak to her, lest he should lose the deep delight he has had in listening to her. Suddenly she pushes aside the cuff and great hand, and, pointing towards the table and smiling through her tears, says, --" Hector, shall it not be all a dream? Look; I have spread our wedding breakfast. May we not forget all the bitterness that has passed our lips, and cat of this bread as the first that we have broken since our marriage 1" Surprise as well as great joy holds Hector speechless. He gazes on her as she stands there, in her humble fishwife's dress, made in the style of Elizabeth Vandereck's, inviting him with a gesture so full of sweetness and grace to eat of the meal she has prepared. He has known her only as a passive, gentle girl, sweet-tempered and patient, but very silent, very calm, and passionless. Every blush, hot tear, and thrilling tone, and bursting sob has been a revelation to him, causing him strange wonder, strange delight. "Who is this?" he says, suddenly, half laughing to conceal the unsteadiness of his voice. " This is not my girl--my white faced Maggie Dawsou! Who is it that looks like a princess and yet speaks to me as if I were a king? Who are you? You trim fishwife, with your neat...show more

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  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 599g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236665201
  • 9781236665201