Emmeline, the orphan of the castle, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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Page 90 - The road lay along the side of what would in England be called a mountain ; at it's feet rolled the rapid stream that washed the castle walls, foaming over fragments of rock; and bounded by a wood of oak and pine; among which the ruins of the monastery, once an appendage to the castle, reared it's broken arches ; and marked by grey and mouldering walls, and mounds covered with slight vegetation, it was traced to it's connection with the castle itself, still frowning in gothic magnificence...
Page 90 - ... which the ruins of the monastery, once an appendage to the castle, reared it's broken arches; and marked by grey and mouldering walls, and mounds covered with slight vegetation, it was traced to it's connection with the castle itself, still frowning in gothic magnificence; and stretching over several acres of ground: the citadel, which was totally in ruins and covered with ivy, crowning the whole. Farther to the...
Page 104 - She had read a great deal ; and her mind> originally elegant and refined, was highly cultivated, and embellifhed with all the knowledge that could be acquired from the beft authors in the modern languages.
Page 232 - Sir !' said Delamere, very solemnly, 'I cannot sufficiently express my gratitude for your good opinion of me ; nor my happiness to hear you intend to honour me with a visit at Audley Hall. Upon my word you are too obliging, and I know not how I shall show my gratitude!
Page 5 - Emmeline, of whom we learn in the first chapter that she "had a kind of intuitive knowledge; and comprehended every thing with a facility that soon left her instructors behind her...
Page 22 - Her hair tho' carefully curled and powdered on her leaving London, had been greatly deranged in her journey, and descended, in knotty tufts of a dirty yellow, over her cheeks and forehead ; adding to the vulgar ferocity of a harsh countenance and a coarse complexion. Her figure was uncommonly tall and boney ; and her voice so discordant and shrill, as to pierce the ear with...
Page 9 - On thofe evenings in fummer, when her attendance could for a few hours be difpenfed with, fhe delighted to wander among the rocks that formed the bold and magnificent boundary of the ocean, which fpread its immenfe expanfe of water within half a mile of the caftle. Simply drefled, and with no other protection than Providence, fhe often rambled feveral miles into the country, vifiting the remote huts of the fhepherds, among the wildeft mountains.
Page 273 - Ah! Emmeline the death of Mr. Stafford's father, far from producing satisfaction as increasing our fortune, brings to me only regret and sorrow. He loved me with great affection; and I owe him a thousand obligations. The family will have reason to regret his loss; tho' the infirmities of the latter part of his life were not much alleviated by their attendance or attention."* Following Richard Smith's death burdens innumerable developed with oppressive weight increasing with the years.
Page 231 - He begins to explain why he is "immoderately fatigued." 'I have been over the whole town . . . today. In the morning I was obliged to attend a boring appointment upon business relative to my estate in Kent; and to meet my tenants, who disagreed with my steward : and then, I went to call upon my old friend Delamere, Lord Montreville's Son, in Pall-Mali ; we passed a very cheerful hour discoursing of former occurrences when we were together at Turin. Upon my word, he is a good sensible young man. We...
Page 232 - Einmeline suspended her tea making, and looked astonished. Mrs. Ashwood seemed surprised. But Delamere, who had at first felt inclined to be angry at the folly and forwardness of Elkerton, was now so struck with the ridicule of the circumstances, that he broke into a loud laugh. The eyes of the company were turned towards him, and Elkerton with great indignation took his glass to survey who it was that had thus violated the rules of good breeding; but great was his dismay and astonishment, when he...

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