Vivia, a Journal

Vivia, a Journal

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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. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ... in her mantle. " You are going--so soon--I hoped so to have found you here--oh do stay a little longer!" " We cannot go up stairs again--we have already waited half an hour for the carriage--there it is "--said she hurriedly as " Mrs Lyle's carriage " was shouted in the vestibule--" Good night, Lord Clarenham--'Where is Godfrey?" " Godfrey was tired, and did not wish to come--hut I--Will you be at home to-morrow morning, Miss St Aubyn?" " Yes--we are always at home before luncheon"--said Vivia, with a glowing cheek. He took her arm in his, and handed her to the carriage, whispering a word or two as they went along--and as we drove off, Vivia looked stedfastly out of the carriage window, and did not speak a word. We parted for the night in silence, but her kiss was more than usually affectionate, and a lovely light was in her eyes. CHAPTER XVII. Far other scenes--far different topics than the trembling timid hope of a young heart, vibrating as the master-chord of life is touched for the first time, must now be alluded to. Oh human happiness! how frail is the reed you lean on! how slender the bark, freighted with all our hopes and joys, and launched on the troublous sea of the world! one plank, as it were, between us and the wide waters of misery and desolation! That night Vivia St Aubyn lay down to happy slumbers, dreaming over the tender words uttered by him who had already so strong a hold over her affections, and looking forward with a bashful joy to the morrow, which was to bring her " the sober certainty of waking bliss." That night Godfrey St Aubyn, haggard and desperate, his dress--unchanged since the morning--in disarray, and his eyes wild and bloodshot, was dragged, rather than led, by Lord Claren-ham from the club at which he had gone...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236674707
  • 9781236674708