Saint Pauls. a Monthly Magazine
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. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...Violet Effingham. So sudden, indeed, and so confidential was the conversation, that Phineas was almost silenced for awhile. A word or two had been said about Loughlinter, of the beauty of the place and of the vastness of the property. "I am almost afraid, ' said Lord Brentford, " that Laura is not happy there." " I hope she is," said Phineas. " He is so hard and dry, and what I call exacting. That is just the word for it. Laura has never been used to that. With me she always had her own way in everything, and I always found her fit to have it. I do not understand why her husband should treat her differently." " Perhaps it is the temper of the man." " Temper, yes; but what a bad prospect is that for her! And she, too, has a temper, and so he will find if he tries her too far. I cannot stand Loughlinter. I told Laura so fairly. It is one of those houses in which a man cannot call his hours his own. I told Laura that I could not undertake to remain there for above a day or two." " It is very sad," said Phineas. "Yes, indeed; it is sad for her, poor girl; and very sad for me too. I have no one else but Laura, --literally no one; and now I am divided from her! It seems that she has been taken as much away from me as though her husband lived in China. I have lost them both now " I hope not, my lord." " I say I have. As to Chiltern, I can perceive that he becomes more and more indifferent to me every day. He thinks of me only as a man in his way who must die some day and may die soon." " You wrong him, Lord Brentford." " I do not wrong him it all. Why has ho answered every offer I have made him with so much insolence as to make it impossible for me to put myself into further communion with him?" " He thinks that...
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