A Simple Story: In Four Volumes, Volume 3

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G. G. J. and J. Robinson, 1791 - 254 pages
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Page 20 - I understand you," replied Sandford, " and by all that influence I ever had over him, by my prayers, my tears" (and they flowed as he spoke), " I will implore him to own his child.
Page 3 - The beautiful, the beloved Miss Milner — she is no longer beautiful — no longer beloved — no longer — tremble while you read it! — no longer virtuous.
Page 55 - I am not to be controled as formerly ; my temper is changed of late ; changed to what it was originally ; till your religious precepts reformed it. You may remember, how troublesome it was to conquer my stubborn disposition in my youth ; then, indeed, you did ; but in my more advanced age, you will find the task too difficult.
Page 48 - Look at my horrid habitation too,— and ask youraelf — whether I am an object of resentment ?" While Lord Elmwood read this letter, it trembled in his hand: he once or twice wiped the tears from his eyes as he read, and once laid the letter down for a few minutes. At its conclusion, the tears flowed fast down his face ; but he seemed both ashamed and angry they did, and was going to throw the paper upon the fire — he however suddenly checked his hand, and putting it hastily into his pocket,...
Page 152 - Rushbrook stood silent, confused, alarmed, and bewildered in his thoughts, — Lord Elmwood proceeded : " Name the person, if there is any, on whom you have bestowed your heart ; and though I do not give you the hope that I...
Page 180 - ... whom reason as well as prudence had ever taught him to respect, and even to revere. He had grossly offended the firm friend of Lady Matilda, by the unreserved and wanton use of her name. All the retorts he had uttered came now to his memory ; with a total forgetfulness of all that Sandford had said to provoke them. He once thought to follow him and beg his pardon ; but the contempt with which he had been treated, more than all the anger, withheld him. As he sat forming plans how to retrieve the...
Page 22 - ... with his prudence ; for prudence he called it, not to remind himself of happiness he could never taste again, and of ingratitude that might impel him to hatred : and prudence he called it, not to form another attachment near to his heart, more especially so near as a parent's, which might again expose him to all the torments of ingratitude, from an object whom he affectionately loved.
Page 12 - While this rigid act was executing by Lord Elmwood's agents at his command, himself was engaged in an affair of still weightier importance — that of life or death : — he determined upon his own death, or the death of the man who had wounded his honour and destroyed his happiness. A duel with his old antagonist...
Page 18 - On the other side of the bed sits Sandford, his hairs grown white, his face wrinkled with age, his heart the same as ever — the reprover, the enemy of the vain, the idle, and the wicked, but the friend and comforter of the forlorn and miserable.
Page 11 - ... infant children : and yet, those agonies were still more poignant, on beholding the child sent after her, as the perpetual outcast of its father. Lord Elmwood's love to his wife had been extravagant : the effect of his hate was the same. Beholding himself separated from her by a barrier, not ever to be removed, he vowed, in the deep torments of his revenge, never to be reminded of her by one individual object; much less, by one so near to her as her child.

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