French Janet: A Novel

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Harper and brothers, 1889 - 201 pages
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Page 203 - A STRANGE MANUSCRIPT FOUND IN A COPPER CYLINDER. A Romance. Richly Illustrated by GILBERT GAUL. 12mo, Cloth, Extra, $1 25. The writer of this book, whose name is still kept from the public, is in every way qualified to rank with Mr.
Page 204 - Ben-Hur" is interesting, and its characterization is fine and strong. Meanwhile it evinces careful study of the period in which the scene is laid, and will help those who read it with reasonable attention to realize the nature and conditions of Hebrew life in Jerusalem and Roman life at Antioch at the time of our Saviour's advent. — Examiner, NY It is really Scripture history of Christ's time clothed gracefully and delicately in the flowing and loose drapery of modern fiction. . . . Few late works...
Page 187 - What is good for a bootless bene ?" to notice me ?" she cried, indignantly. " Do you deny my right to be here ? But I would have you know, madam, that I have a right — the best right. You may say that young Windygates must answer to you before he marry me ; but, even though it were so — which I decline to admit — that does not prevent him from being my plighted husband ; and, however you may regard such a claim in France, I can tell you it would never be disowned here.
Page 172 - Hearing him speak so passionately and hopelessly, and seeing no means of helping him, while she recalled vividly all that they were to each other, and how bright their future life had seemed not a week before, Maisie lost her boasted self-control. She broke down in her faith and courage. She laid her head on his shoulder, crying out through her sobs, " Oh, Allan, my dear love, what shall we do ?" The sight and sound drove him still further wild.
Page 198 - Windygates and Maisie Hunter were married, in good truth, with all the speed that was not unbecoming the social rank and importance of the pair, nothing preventing the marriage. It was certain that even before it, from the date of the noised-abroad, much-canvassed incidents of Maisie Hunter's having passed a night in the gallery at Windygates, and of Pearlin...
Page 187 - ... from which she had risen. " I will rest a little here," she told herself, " till my strength return, and then I'll steal back to my room and my bed from — what was it ? — a fool's errand, or an inspiration from on high, to teach a foolish woman wisdom.
Page 162 - Ritchie, and take a watering-pan to her, that will bring her to her senses fast enough. And you, Pate, you are as bad as she, to stand glowerin' in at the door as if you had seen a worrie cow and were a born idiot to boot. Jenny, if the water fail to rouse her, you'll burn feathers under her nose ; and if that will not do, drop the big barn key down her back after you've cut her laces.
Page 179 - But there was no word in the Bible of not crying to God night and day for mercy; not a syllable to the effect that he might not at any blessed moment relent — in man's language — and have compassion, grant the petitioner's prayer, curb Satan's power, and set the prisoner free. Maisie's proudly cherished personal influence, her woman's clever plans, had been brought to...
Page 121 - Water that only its chimneys could be seen above the boughs of the trees. One might have thought the situation too low-lying and damp for health, particularly when the sun in the winter season rose late, and sank, behind the high hills which formed the dale, as early as three o'clock in the afternoon. There was a local proverb extant to the effect : "The maidens of Deer Haughs may well be dun, Since from Michaelmas to Candlemas they scarce see the sun.
Page 142 - ... his uncared-for hair, his crumpled cravat, the absence of ruffles at his wrists, with his coat and vest unchanged since morning. At first Maisie Hunter's presence simply vexed Allan Wedderburn, and he was inclined to turn away from it in sad and sullen avoidance ; but when she did not show the slightest sign of observing his reluctance to renew their intercourse, or of...

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