The Wife and the Mistress; A Novel ...

The Wife and the Mistress; A Novel ...

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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. 1802 edition. Excerpt: ...sum of money, which, on her leaving India, had been considered as wholly lost. Under the pressure of such a circumstance, Lady Melville was all gentleness, suavity, and indulgence; and whilst she made the tour of the house with good Mrs. Cruden, Laura was invited to walk upon the lawn with the fair widow Bergarde, an overture (he readily accepted, rather than hazard the effect of her own reflections whilst she must. necessarily be so much observed. B 5 When i 'When they lost-sight of the manfion, Mrs. Bergarde extending her hand with a friendly aspect, dropped the general subject as you have asserted P" " Indeed, Madam," replied Laura. " I feel no traces of it: 1 was merely affected by remembrances."-" Why do you 'thus start and retreat P" demanded Mrs. Bergarde, regarding her earnestly. " That: walk appears gloomy," returned Laura, in a trembling voice; " the sun is setting; will you not rather returh by the same path P" " Not unless you particulary object to this avenue," said Mrs. Bergarde: " it appears exactly calculated to become a favourite promenade with me." Laura thus urged, endeavoured to repress her reluctance, and entered the shaded path her steps had traced in the morning: but' she involuntarily gazed round her in earnefl; thought, which her companion observed, without interrupting, and at length unableto endure the doubt-and suspense that had hitherto tormented her, she enquired of Mrs. Bergarde whither the fields led, -which, bounded the (hrubbery on that-side. you have a design upon the peace of poor B 6 Nevarc, Nevarc, and you think the neighbourhood a favourable circumstance." Laura was unable to reply to this raillery; and Mrs. Bergarde...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236848500
  • 9781236848505