The Middle-aged Lover: A Story, Volume 2

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Richard Bentley and son, 1873
 

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Page 333 - Lynne. By Mrs. HENRY WOOD. The Channings. By the Author of ' East Lynne.' Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles. By the same Author. The Initials. By the Author of ' Quits,' ' At Odds,
Page 333 - Initials.' East Lynne. By Mrs. HENRY WOOD. The Channings. By the Author of
Page 333 - WOOD. The Channings. By the Author of ' East Lynne.' Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles. By the same Author. The Initials. By the Author of ' Quits,' ' At Odds,' úc. Cometh up as a Flower. By the Author of
Page 299 - What was there in me, a poor foolish recluse, that should have attracted her ? However, it was a pleasant dream while it lasted, though I would that I had not dreamed it, for it has left me cold, unhappy, and deserted.
Page 296 - Her plan was — and she felt a secret confidence that her strength in a good cause would overcome all that could be opposed to her, no matter how superior in force — her plan was to rescue this generous friend from his oppressors, set him free, and then return to the life of drudgery she had laid out for herself.
Page 310 - Hope, joy, and even exultation, were on the face of the middle-aged lover. The visitors entered with a hurried and determined manner, as though anticipating a disagreeable task, but were not a little confounded at the spectacle of the beaming, well-dressed, and even gay personage that had taken the place of the gloomy and almost hypochondriacal invalid they had quitted the day before. The cordiality and good-humour with which he welcomed them was no less embarrassing. Doctor Spooner, however, came...
Page 299 - A gentle hand touched his shoulder, but he was not conscious of it. It touched him again, and then with a weary, though not surprised air, he raised his head. He started up almost with a cry. She, the divine Corinna, stood before him with the sweetest and most encouraging expression! He gazed and wondered. He thought it was some vision, and that his long weary dream was still going on.
Page 322 - Lady Duke was looking at him darkly. " This is all very pleasant for you, and you think you have brought this trickery very happily to an end. As you say, justly, we have acted in your interest, and watched, and taken care of you. We are therefore prepared — in your interests," — she added, sneeringly,
Page 297 - Notwithstanding the events of the day, he was in good spirits, ever and anon smiling to himself, and walking about with a sort of exultation. The guardians who were officially in charge were close at hand, though Doctor Spooner did not venture to show himself. Perhaps he felt that he could not longer carry out the fiction of its " all being for his own good," or " for the interest of the patient.
Page 304 - You thought," he said, hesitatingly, " that your motives would be misconceived — by me, I mean ; that your father's position, your own, and mine — the ' great millionaire,' as they called me — excluded everything from the matter but self-interest. Yours was too lofty a nature to endure the suspicion of being made a mere • instrument for securing money and fortune. And so you left this place, and went out into the world. I did not see this then, so clearly as I ought to have done ; but what...

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