Peg Woffington

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Bradbury and Evans, 1868 - 255 pages
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Page 237 - It was a cruel stroke ! A gasping sigh broke from her. At this Dr. Bowdler looked up, and to his horror saw the sweet face he had doomed to the tomb looking earnestly and anxiously at him, and very pale and grave. He was shocked ; and, strange to say, she, whose death-warrant he had signed, ran and brought him a glass of wine, for he was quite overcome. Then she gave him her hand in her own sweet way, and bade him not grieve for her, for she was not afraid to die, and had long learned that "life...
Page 108 - I suppose it is so,' said the man, a little cowed by her. ' Everybody says so. I think so, at bottom, myself; but I can't see it.
Page 200 - Oh, be generous to the weak ! oh, give him back to me ! What is one heart more to you ? You are so rich ! and I am so poor that without his love I have nothing, and can do nothing but sit me down and cry till my heart breaks. Give him back to me, beautiful, terrible woman...
Page 194 - She interrupted his compliments, and begged him to , see whether she was followed by a gentleman in a cloak. Triplet looked out of the window. ; "Sir Charles Pomander !" gasped he. Sir Charles was at the very door. If, however, he had intended to mount the stairs he changed his mind, for he suddenly went off round the corner with a business-like air, real or fictitious. "He is gone. Madam,
Page 190 - I will feed his passion full, tempt him, torture him, play with him, as the angler plays a fish upon his hook. And, when his very life depends on me, then by degrees he shall see me cool, and cool, and freeze into bitter aversion. Then he shall rue the hour he fought with the Devil against my soul, and played false with a brain and heart like mine ! " . . " But his poor wife ? You will have pity on her ? " " His wife ! Are wives' hearts the only hearts that throb, and burn, and break?

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