Tales, Viz. Meredith, Strathern, Femme de Chambre, Marmaduke Herbert, Country Quarters, Volume 6

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Page 23 - of Moore's song that once made a strong impression on me: — 'I know not, I ask not, if guilt's in that heart, I but know that I love
Page 203 - which are dangerous for those not well accustomed to the management of a boat." I declined the offer, however, and so peremptorily, that the man said, "just as you like, Sir, it's all one to me," and I entered the boat, still grasping the shepherd's plaid; which I never let out of my hand, until
Page 289 - must henceforth be regarded as little less than insane, and that to be pointed at by the finger of pity was almost as humiliating as if that of scorn were directed to me. I determined to leave my native land for some distant one, where, unknown, I could wear away the remainder of my life,
Page 136 - to twist the piece of paper, and put one or two brass coins in to prevent its being blown away, when I saw him for whom it was intended appear. I watched narrowly to be certain he was not followed, and when he approached near the house I threw down the little parcel, saw him
Page 129 - opening intellect of my child. Her facility in acquiring every thing I taught her, seemed to me little less than miraculous, and her memory in retaining what she learned, was equally surprising. Often while pressing my lips to her open brow, did I vow, that never should it wear the blush of shame for me,
Page 143 - the man who was in my family, when I was ill at Nice." "You don't mean Figgins, Sir?" asked Thomas with a look of such utter astonishment, as brought the blood to my face, to conceal which, I turned and affected to be busily occupied turning over the pages of an account-book on the table.
Page 126 - and her attendants on the Mola. By this, as I thought, well-concocted plan, I would defeat the cunning Figgins to discover my retreat; and yet a dread crept over me that as he had hitherto, by what means I could not divine discovered my movements, so might he ascertain that I had gone to Malta.
Page 260 - officer of a lower rank in the army than the late ever lamented Colonel Scuddamore), 1 wish that a gentleman for whom I really feel a sincere regard, should stand as high in the esteem of my future husband, as he does in mine." "And I, Sir," added the Major, "am well disposed to judge
Page 262 - let out, is a lie. I will swear you were never in my power in any way; that I never suspected you of murdering your sister-in-law; that I never discovered her body where you concealed it; in short, that the whole story is a hum got up by these rascals, to get money from you.
Page 287 - be traced in the face,— that terrible face, which I could not think of without shuddering! The clergyman spoke of my high reputation in my neighbourhood,— of my charity, and unimpeachable moral character: as also of his having attended the funeral of Miss Maitland. The doctor gave his testimony in my favour, and so

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