His Wedded Wife

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N.L. Munro, 1884 - 312 pages
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Page 135 - Alas ! alas ! Why, all the souls that were, were forfeit once; And He that might the vantage best have took, Found out the remedy: How would you be, If he, which is the top of judgment, should But judge you as you are? O, think on that; And mercy then will breathe within your lips, Like man new made.
Page 63 - It is good to be merry and wise, It is good to be honest and true, It is good to be off with the old love Before you are on with the new.
Page 100 - LINGER, O GENTLE TIME. LINGER, O gentle Time, Linger, 0 radiant grace of bright To-day ! Let not the hours' chime Call thee away, But linger near me still with fond delay. Linger, for thou art mine ! What dearer treasures can the future hold > What sweeter flowers than thine Can she unfold ? What secrets tell my heart thou hast not told...
Page 279 - ... had cried herself to sleep, like a child. Maggie stood and looked at her face, and then knelt down by the bed and prayed. When she arose, she saw that her mother was awake, and had been looking at her. "Maggie, dear! you're a good girl, and I think God will hear your prayer whatever it was for. I cannot tell you what a relief it is to me to think you're going with him. It would have broken my heart else. If I've sometimes not been as kind as I might have been, I ask your forgiveness now, my dear;...
Page 307 - ... ardent, unreasoning, human. After all, he loved as other men loved — that was the truth : the rest was mere calfish meandering. Stubbornly he vindicated to himself his right to love her .... He was a man — a creature of flesh and blood, and every fibre within him was crying out for her — for the sight of her face ; the sound of her voice ; the clasp of her hand. Body and soul he loved her ; body and soul he yearned for her. . . . She had come back to him, she was his again — with passionate...
Page 30 - HAD you ever a cousin, Tom ? Did your cousin happen to sing? Sisters we've all by the dozen, Tom, But a cousin's a different thing...
Page 264 - This is how I judge you. If I judge rightly — I said to you that you could not stretch my tenderness further than I would yield it. I say so now ; trust only my love, it shall never fail you." " Oh, God, cease, or you will kill me !" She swayed forward and sank down at his feet, her brow and bosom bruised on the cold jagged floor of the cavern ; she had exceeding strength, but she had not strength enough to hear those tender words and give them no response ; to behold this limitless forgiveness...
Page 129 - Chandos stood, with his head dropped on his chest, his breathing loud and fast; to let go his vengeance was harder than to part with his own life. The wrongs of years that seemed endless in their desolation bound him to it with bands of iron. Yet he knew that, if he took it, his foe would die ere the sun rose—die in his guilt, cursing God and men, as he had once bidden his own existence end.
Page 121 - Then a great wave seemed to sweep over her heart, and she recognized one before whom she was awed and abashed. The words she • would have spoken died away upon her lips, as he put his arm round her, saying tenderly, ' We have no need of words to tell our love, our hearts have spoken to each other, and made their choice before they even whispered to us their sweet secret. Oh ! Audrey, my own, how good God has been to me ! I had been doubting Him because I had lost worldly...
Page 89 - And whatever the law for its consistency may presume, there may unquestionably be a marriage by promise subsequente copula, . . . where, in point of fact, consent has never been interchanged, and where the parties do not even know that the law holds them to be married persons.

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