Prudence Palfrey: A Novel

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D. Douglas, 1885 - 296 pages
 

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Page 293 - A FOREGONE CONCLUSION. A CHANCE ACQUAINTANCE. THEIR WEDDING JOURNEY. A COUNTERFEIT PRESENTMENT. THE LADY OF THE AROOSTOOK. 2 vols. OUT OF THE QUESTION. THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY. 2 vols. A FEARFUL RESPONSIBILITY. VENETIAN LIFE. 2 vols. ITALIAN JOURNEYS. 2 vols.
Page 247 - My father urged me sair: my mother didna speak, But she looked in my face till my heart was like to break.
Page 38 - ... of those less fortunate folks who have not yet disposed of their stock. However, this is much too vast and gloomy a subject for my narrow canvas. Mr. Dent was proud of social position for Prue's sake. There was no girl like her in Rockingham County. When he bought Willowbrook, a spacious house with grounds and outbuildings, a mile from the town, she sat at the head of his table like a lady as she was, for she had honest New England blood in her veins. That Prudence was as dear to him as if she...
Page 248 - But she look'd in my face till my heart was like to break: They gi'ed him my hand, but my heart was at the sea; Sae auld Robin Gray he was gudeman to me. I hadna been a wife a week but only four, When mournfu...
Page 246 - The woes of my heart fa' in showers frae my ee Unkenned by my gudeman, who soundly sleeps by me. Young Jamie loo'd me weel, and sought me for his bride; But saving ae crown-piece he'd naething else beside. To make the crown a pound, my Jamie gaed to sea; And the crown and the pound, oh ! they were baith for me.
Page 247 - But she looked in my face till my heart was like to break ; They gied him my hand, but my heart was in the sea ; And so Auld Robin Gray, he was gudeman to me.
Page 246 - The waes o' my heart fa' in showers frae my e'e, While my gudeman lies sound by me. Young Jamie lo'ed me weel, and sought me for his bride ; But saving a...
Page 191 - As she fled fast through sun and shade, The happy winds upon her played, Blowing the ringlet from the braid : She looked so lovely, as she swayed The rein with dainty finger-tips, A man had given all other bliss, And all his worldly worth for this, To waste his whole heart in one kiss Upon her perfect lips.
Page 191 - Dillingham frequently remained overnight to accompany Mr. Dent and his ward. If Mr. Dillingham had a constitutional objection to breakfasting with the larks, he had none whatever to rising at five o'clock to take a four-mile gallop along the Rivermouth lanes, now wonderful with their brilliant foliage. Prudence was an excellent horse-woman, and never lagged behind her comrades. ' ' As she fled fast through sun and shade The happy winds upon her played, Blowing the ringlet from the braid.
Page 249 - When, mournfu' as I sat on the stane at my door, I saw my Jamie's ghaist, for I couldna think it he Till he said, "I'm come hame, love, to marry thee!" Oh, sair sair did we greet, and mickle say of a', I gied him ae kiss, and bade him gang awa...

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