A Simple Story

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Rivington, 1820 - 353 pages

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Page 208 - of that God, who suffered for you, and, suffering, knew and pitied all our weaknesses — by him, who has given his word to take compassion on the sinner's tears, I bid you hope for mercy. By that innocence in which you once lived, be comforted. By the sorrows you have known since your degradation, hope, that in some measure, at least, you have atoned.
Page 29 - Sir !" she exclaimed with a kind of doubt of what she had heard ; a surprise, which fixed her hand on the door she had half opened, but which now she showed herself irresolute whether to open wide in defiance, or to shut submissively. Before she could resolve, he rose from his chair, and said with a force and warmth she had never heard him use before, " I command you to stay at home this evening.
Page 52 - Without hesitation she replied, " I do." " One more question I have to ask, madam, and to which I expect a reply equally unreserved: Is Lord Frederick the man you approve for your husband ?" Upon this close interrogation she discovered an embarrassment, beyond any she had ever yet betrayed, and faintly replied,—
Page 8 - But now, Mr. Dorriforth, do not from what I have said, frighten yourself, and imagine your ward worse than she really is. All I know of her is merely, that she's young, idle, indiscreet, and giddy, with half a dozen lovers in her suite; some coxcombs, others men of gallantry, some single, and others married.
Page 163 - It was not the night of the masquerade," he exclaimed — "But it is, my Lord — it is; yes, it is," and shewing a newspaper in his hand, pointed to the paragraph which contained the information. " Leave the room," said Lord Elmwood to the woman :
Page 302 - is an object that wrests from me the enjoyment of every blessing your kindness bestows. I cannot but feel myself as her adversary, — as one who has supplanted her in your affections, — who supplies her place while she is exiled, a wanderer, and an orphan." The Earl took his eyes from Rushbrook during this last sentence, and cast them on the floor. " If I feel gratitude towards you, my Lord," continued he, "gratitude is innate in my heart; and I must also feel it towards her who first introduced...
Page 14 - She had a quick sensibility, which too frequently discovered itself in the immediate resentment of injuries or neglect. She had, besides, acquired the dangerous character of a wit; but to which she had no real pretensions, although the most discerning critic, hearing her converse, might fall into this mistake. Her replies had all the effect of repartee, not because she possessed those qualities which can properly be called wit, but that what she said was delivered with an energy, an instantaneous...
Page 2 - ... temptations of the layman by the walls of a cloister ; but sought for, and found that shelter within the centre of London, where he dwelt, in his own prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance. He was about thirty, and had lived in the metropolis near five years, when a gentleman, above his own age, but with whom he had in his youth contracted a sincere friendship, died, and left him the sole guardian of his daughter, who was then eighteen. The deceased Mr. Milner, on his approaching dissolution,...
Page 353 - He has beheld the pernicious effects of an improper education in the destiny which attended the unthinking Miss Milner. On the opposite side, what may not be hoped from that school of prudence, though of adversity, in which Matilda was bred. And Mr. Milner, Matilda's grandfather, had better have given his fortune to a distant branch of his family, as Matilda's father once meant to do, so that he had given to his daughter A PROPER EDUCATION.
Page 119 - It was easy to convince Miss Milner that all which her friend said was truth, for she wished it so.

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