A Winter in Washington; Or Memoirs of the Seymour Family Volume 3

A Winter in Washington; Or Memoirs of the Seymour Family Volume 3

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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. 1824 edition. Excerpt: ...circumstances which she now recollected, rushed on her mind, and she felt a painful conviction of the truth. She loved Theodore almost as tenderly as she loved her brother Edward, and with as pure and tranquil an affection. She had deeply sympathized in his late afHictions--had anxiously watched his decaying health and increasing melancholy, and felt grieved that she must add to his grief: but what could be done? Should she let him leave her, under the delusions of hope, which her silence might create---let him go, in solitude and lone. liness to nurture a sentiment that might de stroy her peace? or should she exert resolution, and speak with simplicity and truth, and endeavour to extinguish this infant passion? VVhile lost in these anxious musings, she heard his deep-drawn sighs, and at last his convulsive sobs. She could not endure this, and tenderly taking his hand, she said, in the softest voice--" Dear Theodore, I will not pretend to misunderstand you---it would be cruel for me to do so; but what shall I brother; look up, and tell me that the mos. tender, sincere, and faithful friendship has some value in your estimation." l Theodore looked up a moment, and shewed a face so sad and wo-begone, that the kind-hearted Louisa was moved to kindred grief, and she burst into tears. " Oh, Louisa!" he exclaimed, "do you weep for me? Then surely I may hope." Again he paused.. " Yes, indeed," she answered, " I do weep for you; and were it possible for me to prevent it, you should weep no more." " You feel for me, then?" " Too well I know, dear Theodore, what is the anguish of disappointed tenderness, not to feel for you." He again looked up, as if to inquire the...
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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236871111
  • 9781236871114