Sydney Fielding; The Domestic History of a Gentleman, Who Served Under Their Late Majesties George IV. and William IV.

Sydney Fielding; The Domestic History of a Gentleman, Who Served Under Their Late Majesties George IV. and William IV. : In Two Volumes Volume 1

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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. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ...had been in tears--there were tears now in her touching smile--truly these marriages were solemn affairs; that, doubtless, was Viscount Laystone, the happy bridegroom; and there! who was she at whose very appearance a murmur of surprise and admiration passed among the crowd? There never was such a grand beautysuch a magnificent, peerless specimen of Nature's handiwork as old Sir Charles Krane's daughter! How proud and august she looked! ' What a curious feeling was that which possessed Fielding as he saw her pass before him, almost within reach of his hand--had he chosen to stretch it forth and lay it on her white arm, like a monitorial phantom! A wild despair, and a wild pride and exultation, clashing within him, made him tremble and turn pale again. She turned her head, and their eyes met. It was plain she recognized him immediately: her eyes sparkled in their old wild way, and a slight flush stole over her face. For a moment, she regarded him with a fixed, serious, and enquiring glance, and then, in the bustle and pressure of the crowd, was lost to view. " I must see her once more--0nce more!" muttered Fielding, as, having at length broken through the throng, he was striding rapidly towards the noisy streets of the city. CHAPTER IX. L'homme est, dans ses ecarts, un etrange probleme. Qui de nous, en tout temps, est fidele a soi-meme? ANDBIEUX. " Who did you say, Hodges?" exclaimed Sir Charles Krane, starting from his easychair. " Captain Fielding, Sir," returned the valet. _ "Demme!--can I believe my own ears?--WHo, Hodges? " Captain Fielding!" shouted Hodges, imagining his master must be growing deaf. "Gad!--my stars!--I'm the most astonished...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236856619
  • 9781236856616