Maid Ellice: A Novel

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H. Holt, 1878 - 463 pages
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Page 73 - The weak and the gentle, the ribald and rude, She took as she found them, and did them all good : It always was so with her : see what you have ! She has made the grass greener even here . . with her grave — My Kate.
Page 73 - She never found fault with you, never implied Your wrong by her right; and yet men at her side Grew nobler, girls purer, as through the whole town The children were gladder that pulled at her gown — My Kate.
Page 406 - I resolved to go and see my mother. I needed, before I could resolve to go and see that woman, reasons of an urgent nature, and with such reasons, since I did not know what to do, or where to go, it was child's play for me, the play of an only child, to fill my mind until it was rid of all other preoccupation and I seized with a trembling at the mere idea of being hindered from going there, I mean to my mother, there and then.
Page 245 - ... as she sat thus musing, and looking at her lonely hearth, she fell asleep, and had a dream in which her young love was with her once more. Annette dreamed that she was young again, and that, as she walked along a road which she had never seen before, she suddenly met Jean. " Oh, Jean !" she said, laying her two hands on his shoulders, and looking up in his face, " I have had such a dream ! I thought you had gone away and married the farmer's daughter; and only think!
Page 72 - Auld Nature swears the lovely dears Her noblest work she classes, O; Her 'prentice han' she tried on man, An
Page 422 - Ellice?" said Robin, mortified. " At last, however, you must let me thank you for all that you have done for us. I am sure I don't know how we shall ever be grateful enough to you.
Page 413 - Why, is not my being here now^proof that I care more for you than for any other woman in the world? Is not my long searching for you, the unhappiness I have suffered on your account, enough to make you believe me? Come, Margherita mia...
Page 288 - ... it; for almost as quick as himself the latter had sprung out, and was just taking a knapsack and small portable easel from his friend's hands when young Herne caught sight of them. He did not hesitate a moment; but walked straight up to his late interlocutor and said: " Mr. Gerrant, I believe? I wish to have a few words with you if you will allow me.
Page 102 - I am used to it," and then sat still with a flush on her cheek and a sparkle in her eye which...
Page 332 - He was at the door of the clergy-house by now, and on ringing at the bell was told by the porter, a lame Irishman, that a gentleman had called to see him, and was waiting in the parlor.

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