Miles Tremenherre, or The love test

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Stringer & Townsend, 1853

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Page 75 - I'm very glad of, Miss Minnie, that Mr. Miles is an engaged man." " Engaged ! " cried the girl, surprised ;
Page 18 - fancy the insolence of one of Burton's tenants, whose grounds adjoin his own, who presumes to pass him withont even touching his hat ; and had the audacity to try and raise a subscription, to which he offered to give largely (for him — being only a small farmer), to find out the impostor, Miles Tremenhere, and support his claims in another suit to recover the manor-house ! "
Page 42 - As the last words fell from him, the man, for a moment spirit-broken and agonized, sunk down on a chair, and, leaning his head on his arm across the table, wept like any woman over the ruin before him, and his memory of another. He had not one selfish thought ; he was iron for himself — for others, as a child at heart in love and gentleness. She rose, and, creeping to his side, took the hand which, clenched in its agony, rested on his knee, and, dropping on hers, she covered it with tears and kisses....
Page 29 - has been a day of much surprise, if of sorrow too ; I came, expecting every hand and heart against me — every hand cold, every heart stone ; I have met two generous ones, or faces are sad traitors.
Page 42 - for you know not all I endured of trial before I fell. He told me you had scoffed at my love — to him. It was not the work of a day or hour ; it is nearly eight long years since you quitted this place ; for more than four we have not met ; for less than that space I have been the guilty creature I now am ! " Insensibly his hand unclenched and clasped...
Page 156 - English coldness into :ny nephew's house. I, who am trying to banish it for ever from our else unparalleled homes, and make all cordial in meeting — regretful in parting — and not afraid to express these feelings, as in the sweet South ; and here I find one of my pet proteges crumbling my efforts to dust, and sitting cold and English on his stool of formality, at the extreme end of my own court, and kind friends in the distance — for shame! Dear Lady Dora, help me to scold this refractory subject.
Page 154 - I trust Miss Randolph is well,' Vane says gently, as he stands beside her. ' Quite well, I thank you,' she answers coldly, bowing over the hands, that do not cease. Vane is scarcely prepared for this reception; he stands silent, gazing down at the snowy fingers, and many thoughts creep over his mind, scarcely leaving a trace, but faintly shadowing an idea that this girl had loved him ; her change of manner is so strange since they parted at Rome. ' I was not aware,' he says at last, in commonplace...
Page 74 - ... I will win it ; and then there is not a corner of the wide world I will leave unsearched, till I prove her to all, what I know her to be. Every thought of my soul is in this good work." * " Oh, may Heaven prosper so pure a wish ! " she cried " Would that I were rich ! I would say, Mr. Tremenhere, for the sake of a sister woman's fame, let me join you in this holy deed." Minnie spoke in all the enthusiasm of her gentle, but energetic nature ; and as she desired, so would she have done, had fortune...
Page 24 - ... genteel." She was ladylike in tone and manner, showing evidence of gentle teaching and association. Her mother had once kept the village school; and when she became paralyzed, years before, Mary had supported her by her work, plain and fancy, which she disposed of in the neighbouring town, Ilarrogate, some six miles distant.
Page 46 - ... better than me — I shall only be your aunt, and so it should be." " Do you know," answered her niece, fixing her sweet eyes upon her, " I often think I never shall marry ; I have heard so much about it, that the subject has become quite distasteful to me." " Oh ! you will change your mind, Minnie, when the one you can, and should love, comes.

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