A Gossip's Story and a Legendary Tale

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General Books LLC, 2012 - 38 pages
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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. 1804 edition. Excerpt: ...solemn promise of continuing her journal; and as it was to be truly circumstantial, it 'necessarily employed great part of her time. While thus engaged, she generally locked her door to prevent interruption; but one day having unfortunately forgotten that precaution, Mr. Clermont suddenly appeared. Three meets of paper had been filled ready to dispatch; to say the truth, they were as innocent a composition as ever issued from a female pen: but as they contained a repetition of what had passed in conversation between herself and husband, with comments on the happy change in his behaviour, she anxiously wished to conceal them from him; and on his playfully attempting to take them from her, she threw them into the fin, and watched them till consumed, with serious solicitude. Mr. CJermont's mind was not wholly free from the meanness of suspicion, and he felt deeply mortified at the idea of a wife's concealing secrets from him, which she implicitly confided to another. He suppressed his chagrin at the moment; but since his curiosity to penetrate into this interdicted correspondence was irresistible, he determined to use any means to develope the mystery. He soon procured a letter of Miss Milton's, and upon breaking the seal, realized the proverb respecting the fate of suspicious people, for certainly the first paragraph was not very complimental to himself: it follows, --"Do nor, my dearest Marianne, think me insensible of the pleasure you express, at your husband's appearing conscious of his cruel injurious treatment of you; I rejoice that your meek sensibility at last seems to vol.. It. touck touch his heart with remorse, may th compunction be lasting! But oh, my sweet.friend, guard against the amiable susceptibility of your temper, nor...

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