The Two Dianas Volume 39

The Two Dianas Volume 39

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...you has chained my heart forever. Here, in this exile, I have never had before a worthy object of love. I have loved you but for two hours, it is true; but if you knew me, you would know that it is as if I had loved you all my life." "But in Heaven's name, my lord, what do you want? What do you expect or hope for? What is your object?" "I want to see you, madame, to enjoy your gracious presence; that is all. Once more, do not suppose I entertain any design unworthy of a gentleman. But I have the right, the blessed right, to stay near you, and that right I am resolved to defend." "And do you believe, my lord, that such violence can force my love to yield to yours?" "I do not believe so," said Lord Wentworth, gently. "But perhaps when you see me each day so resigned and respectful, coming only to ask how you are, with the sole aim of gazing upon you for a moment, you will, --who knows?--be touched by the submission of him who has the power to coerce, and yet simply implores." "And then,"retorted Diana, scornfully, "the vanquished daughter of France will become the mistress of Lord Wentworth?" "And then," replied the governor, "Lord Wentworth, the last representative of one of the richest and most illustrious houses in England, will offer on his knees his name and life to Madame de Castro. You see my love is as honourable as it is sincere." "Could he be ambitious?" thought Diana. "Listen, my lord," she answered in a loud voice, trying to smile; "take my advice, --give me my freedom, restore me to the king, my father. I shall consider my ransom but a small part of my indebtedness to you. Peace is inevitable; and when it comes, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 122 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 231g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236758374
  • 9781236758378