Nell Haffenden: A Strictly Conventional Story, Volume 1

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Dodd, Mead, 1896 - 396 pages
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Page 309 - Wiclif before his judges awaiting his examination — a tall, thin figure, covered with a long light gown of black colour, with a girdle about his body; the head, adorned with a full, flowing beard. exhibiting features keen and sharply cut ; the eye clear and penetrating ; the lips firmly closed in token of resolution — the whole man wearing an aspect of lofty earnestness, and replete with dignity and character.7 The Grand Marshall now turned to Wiclif, and requested him to be seated. " He had...
Page 242 - ... occupation, and quite unworthy of a gentleman, particularly of an officer and a gentleman ; and that his personal friends would never condescend even to formal acquaintance, not to speak of friendship, with trade. This discourse may be omitted. When one reads about such a man as Joe Gallop, when we are told how he looked and what he said and how he said it, with what gestures and in what tone, we feel as if it would be impossible for the simplest person in the world to be mistaken as to his real...
Page 215 - They came to console me for growing older — and the worst of it is, that the older I grow the more consolation I shall need — and I'm not at all sure that in this case the demand will create the supply.
Page 213 - GAETA. 1860 opportunity of finding out whether any of the Great Powers of the Continent were disposed to interfere to reinstate the Bourbon dynasty, or at all events to prevent the annexation to Sardinia of the whole of Southern Italy. On this point he was not allowed to remain long in doubt. From his retreat in Gae'ta Francis II. addressed an appeal to the Great European Powers, with the purpose of ' ascertaining what their .intention were with regard to the last imminent crisis of his monarchy.
Page 371 - what can I tell you that you do not know already ? I love you, Frank, and what is there beyond that t " " You love me as you did ? There is no change in you?
Page 280 - But it might have been better for her peace of mind if she could have thought a little more about Wiclif than she did.

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