The White Veil; A Bridal Gift

The White Veil; A Bridal Gift

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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. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ...of affection; but the forced smiles of both insensibly extended to yawns; and they began to discover, that there must be son1ething peculiarly heavy in the atmosphere to produce such eflects. Vhen they-drove, or rode out, they no longer sought the secluded wooded lanes in the romantic neighbourhood, as they had invariably done during the first ten days of their marriage; but kept on the high road, or the frequented one in the Bois de Boulogne. Hermance observed with a sigh, that Henri not unfrequently turned his head to observe some fair equestrian who galloped by them; and Henri discovered, with some feeling allied to pique. that Hermance had eyes for every distinguishedlooking cavalier whom they encountered; though, to be sure, it was but a transient glance that she bestowed on them. Each was aware that the change equally operated on both; but neither felt disposed to pardon it in the other. Hermancc most felt it; for, though conscious of her own desire to see, and be seen again, she was deeply offended that her husband betrayed the same predilection for society. They became silent and abstracted. i "I am sure," would Hermance say to herself, "he is now regretting the gayeties of Paris; and this fickleness after only two weeks of marriage! It is too bad: but men are shocking creatures! Yet I must own Paris is much more agreeable than THE HONEY-MOON. 165 Bellevue; heigh ho! I wish we were back there. How I long to show my beautiful dresses, and my pearls, at the soirees! and when Henri sees me admired, as I am sure I shall be, he will become as attentive and as amusing as he used to be. Yes! Paris is the only place, where lovers are kept on the qui vice by a constant round of gayeties, instead of sinking into a...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123684582X
  • 9781236845825