Fatherless Fanny; or, The memoirs of a little mendicant, and her benefactors. By mrs. Edgeworth

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Page 148 - So saying, he clasped the terrified Fanny in his arms, and almost smothered her with kisses. Bursting from his grasp, by an effort of supernatural strength which terror supplied her with, she escaped from further persecution/ and flying to her chamber, locked herself in ; then sinking on a chair, a flood of tears came to her relief, and saved her from fainting. Here she commended herself to Him, who was alone able to defeat the intentions of the wicked men...
Page 73 - Ireland, it would be in vain to attempt to give an idea of the scene that presented itself to Fanny, on her entering that abode of poverty and wretchedness.
Page 136 - As Fanny spoke, she clasped her hands together, whilst tears of anguish chased each other down her cheek - 'On this rock,' continued she, looking around her, 'the spirit of my mother is said to walk; Oh, would to heaven that I might be permitted to behold it! Dear murdered saint! in pity listen to thy daughter's sighs; and if thou art still conscious of what is passing in this mortal vale, oh! deign to show thyself to her!

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