Griffith Gaunt: Or, Jealousy

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Chatto & Windus, 1891 - 410 pages
 

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Page 125 - Le bruit est pour le fat, la plainte est pour le sot, L'honnete homme trompe s'eloigne et ne dit mot.
Page 324 - Majesty, aided and abetted one Thomas Leicester in an assault upon one Griffith Gaunt, Esq., and him, the said Griffith Gaunt did with force and arms assassinate and do to death, against the peace of our said Lord the King, his crown and dignity.
Page 95 - Griffith and bowed in a short, business-like way ; seated himself in the horse-shoe aforesaid, and began to read the will aloud. It was a lengthy document, and there is nothing to be gained by repeating every line of it. I pick out a clause here and there. " I, Septimus Charlton, of Hernshaw Castle and Bolton Grange, in the county of Cumberland, Esquire, being of sound mind, memory, and understanding — thanks be to God — do make this my last will and testament as follows : — First I commit...
Page 219 - IN vain you tell your parting lover, You wish fair winds may waft him over. Alas! what winds can happy prove, That bear me far from what I love? Alas! what dangers on the main Can equal those that I sustain, From slighted vows, and cold disdain? Be gentle, and in pity choose To wish the wildest tempests loose: That, thrown again upon the coast, Where first my...
Page 146 - The said window was large and had a broad sill outside, and inside, one of the old-fashioned high windowseats that follow the shape of the window. Mrs. Gaunt, who did nothing by halves, sent up a cart-load of flowerpots, and Betty and the gardener arranged at least eighty of them, small and great, inside and outside the window. When Leonard returned from preaching, Betty was at the door to watch. He came past the window with his hands on his breast, and his eyes on the ground, and never saw the flowers...
Page 98 - ... this, he turned on his heel, and retreated hastily to hide his emotion, and regain, if possible, composure to play his part of host in the house that was his no longer. Kate herself soon after retired, Nominally to make her toilet before dinner; but really to escape the public and think it all over. The news of her advancement had spread like wildfire ; she was waylaid at the very door by the housekeeper, who insisted on showing her her house. " Nay, never mind the house," said Kate ; "just show...
Page 328 - Mr. Griffith Gaunt, the unfortunate deceased, was a man of descent and worship. As to his character, it was inoffensive. He was known as a worthy, kindly gentleman, deeply attached to her who now stands accused of his murder. They lived happily together for some years ; but, unfortunately, there was a thorn in the rose of their wedded life : he was of the Church of England ; she was, and is, a Roman Catholic. This led to disputes ; and no wonder, since this same unhappy difference hath more than...
Page 105 - " Then we shall be no worse than we are." " And suppose he says ay ? " " Then he will wed Bolton Hall and Hernshaw, and the pearl of England will wed me." " I have a great mind to take you at your word," said Kate ; " but no ; it is really too indelicate." George Neville fixed his eyes on her. "Are you not deceiving yourself?" said he. " Do you not like Mr. Gaunt better than you think ? I begin to fear you dare not put him to this test : you fear his love would not stand it ? " Kate colored high,...
Page 324 - Gaunt, art thou guilty of the felony and murder whereof thou standest indicted — or not guilty ?" " I am not guilty." " Culprit, how wilt thou be tried ?" " Culprit I am none, but only accused : I .will be tried by God and my country.
Page 140 - Dinner ! dinner ! dinner !'" The next Sunday, after waiting half an hour for her, Griffith began his dinner without her. And this time, on her arrival, instead of remonstrating with her, he excused himself. " Nothing," said he, " upsets a man's temper like waiting for his dinner." " Well, but you have not waited."* " Yes, I did, a good half-hour. Till I could wait no longer.

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