The Three Eras of Woman's Life Volume 1-2

The Three Eras of Woman's Life Volume 1-2

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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. 1836 edition. Excerpt: ...from Lady Darley. "Evidently intended as a means of annoyance to me, and therefore failing of its effect," said Catharine. "That Cleveland has seen Lady Sophia I know from himself, --that he has ridden with her is possible, but I shall not allow myself to regard a probably accidental circumstance as indicative of such results as the writer of this paragraph desires me to suppose. Mr. Stark conferred on me one benefit; he initiated me into some of the smaller mysteries of the press, --of which this is one." Lady Darley walked rapidly up and down the room, hardly able to suppress her own doubts and suspicions, and yet unwilling to disturb the mind of her niece with the feelings which discomposed her own. "Cleveland is a man of honour," she said at length, interrupting her own meditations. "There you are safe." "Yes, --while his inclinations are under the convoy of his honour, --no longer, --no farther," replied Catharine, seriously. "You. do not mean to say," exclaimed Lady Darley, turning her eye hastily full upon her niece, --" you do not mean me to understand, that, for the sake of a mere affectation of refinement, --a spurious sentiment, --you would break off an engagement which ensures you the very first match in the kingdom, and afford a triumph to a woman who would give half her existence to snatch the prize from you?" "It is unwise to boast of the extent of one's courage," replied Catharine, with a faint smile; "I am secure at least in the certainty that your voice will always animate me to act as becomes my father's daughter." Lady Darley hastily quitted the room. Catharine glanced once again at the newspaper, and then betook herself to the perusal of Mrs....show more

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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 263g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236628233
  • 9781236628237