Shadows and Realities

Shadows and Realities

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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. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ... visitors, Mr. Thomson was added to the number, as being much esteemed by their young guest, as well as by Lady Wentworth and her daughter. The cards were promptly responded to, and the invitations accepted. As the period fixed for the departure of Agnes and Madeline drew near, two amongst our party, at least, felt how precious the few remaining days, dedicated alike to love and friendship, had become, and each, in his own peculiar manner, was determined to lose no opportunity of rendering them subservient to what they considered to be the most desirable ends. With minds thus anxiously, yet hopefully, occupied, did Mr. Thomson and Andrew meet those whom they loved, and it cannot be denied that something resembling a painful suspense was latent also, in the minds of both young ladies. Agnes, in particular, felt much and deeply, and could not but silently acknowledge that notwithstanding the disparity in years which existed between them, that, should her hand and heart be sought by one who stood so high in the estimation of some of the Church's noblest and worthiest members, as did Mr. Thomson, that she could not but deem herself favoured in becoming his wife. Madeline's inmost heart also whispered that should Andrew seek her hand, she could not, without injustice to both him and herself, allow him to despair. In comparing his retiring yet manly simplicity--in which integrity and high principle were transparent--with the bland and polished yet deceitful one of Derwent Rivers, she instinctively felt the noble superiority of the one over the other, and congratulated herself that she had, although through very painful experience, learned to estimate virtue at its superior worth. The entertainment, when the day arrived, passed off delightfully with...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236503376
  • 9781236503374