Standard Novels Volume 7

Standard Novels Volume 7

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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. 1844 edition. Excerpt: ...felt assured that she was lost to him for ever. Convinced that all appeal to her feelings wonld he hopeless, he wonld deign to make none; hnt, in a voice made almost inarticulate hy the strnggle of pride and anguish, he said, "Miss Montreville, your father's life is safe from me--I will not lift ray hand against it. That he should take mine is of small importance, either to you or myself. A violent death," continued he, his pale lip quivering with a smile of hitterness, "may perhaps procure me your tardy pity." From the storm of passion, Laura had shrunk with terror aml dismay; hut the voice of suppressed anguish struek her to the soul. "Oh! Hargrave," she cried, with tears no longer to he restrained, "you have my tenderest pity--would to Heaven that the purity of your future life would restore me to the happiness of esteeming you!" Laura's tenderness revived, in a moment, tlie hopes of Hargrave. "Angel of sweetuess," he exclaimed, "mould me to your will--say that, when purified hy years of repentance, you will again hless me with your love; and no exertion will he too severe--no virtue too arduons." "No, this I dare not promise; let a higher motive inflnence you; for it is not merely the conduct--it is the heart that mnst have changed, ere I durst expose my feehle virtue to the trial of your example--your authority; ere I durst make it my duty to shut my eyes against your faults, or to sec them with the indulgence of love." "Dearest Laura, one word from you will lure me hack to the path of virtue--will you wilfully destroy even the wish to return? If for a year--for two years--my conduct should hear the strictest scrutiny--will you not accept this as a proof that my heart...show more

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  • Paperback | 618 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 32mm | 1,089g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236607066
  • 9781236607065