Traits of nature [a novel].

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Page 83 - You must give me leave to say, Mr. Somerville, that you have stated your question in very extraordinary terms!" cried Talbot, with some heat. "••I have stated it very intelligibly, at least, Mr. Cleveland ! And it would be a great satisfaction to me if you would condescend to let your
Page 197 - my nephew, a wild, foolish chap, newly married to a fine quality widow, a Lady Somebody, whose head he turn -•• ed by his nonsensical poetry and stuff;— and she leaves him master of his time and money to come up and play the deuce here in London ;—and somehow, he ferreted me put, (I was
Page 112 - ville came up, to say,. that the stranger now felt himself perfectly equal to walking to the carriage, and seemed anxious to depart without further delay. Adela took hold of his arm to prevent his going back to the alcove, and the. earl hastened forward in the direction which she had pointed out. to him.
Page 223 - of my being the cotemporary of his son at Eton ; that son's animosities he has ever made his own—has adopted all his prejudices, and sanctioned all his hostile feelings. —This I, doubtless, knew, when I first became a candidate for your favour: but building too presumptuously on the influence which my situation in life, independent
Page 134 - let these days again recur !—\V hose disposition are you so well qualified to estimate impartially as mine ? You knew me. when, though solicitous for your regard, I had no interest in seeking to obtain it by false pretences. You saw me daily, with all my imperfections on my head!—'You hourly associated with me when,
Page 106 - him to it. Adela went forward to meet them, and related to her brotherin-law her fortunate encounter with Lady Ennerdale, and the loan which she had proposed of her own carriage. The gardener was then dismissed with thanks, and some more solid token of obligation; and Mr. Somerville accompanied her back to the alcove.
Page 38 - Adela, who saw traces of indignation in Lord Ennerdale's countenance, pressed her foot upon Mrs. Erington's, and directed towards her a look enjoining silence, too significant to be misunderstood, though too momentary to be observed by their companion. The incautious Alicia, unwillingly suffered herself to be checked, and Julius was no more mentioned. •"; * But
Page 94 - my turn, pray allow me to ask, what motive induced him to come ?" " Your mad sister betrayed to him that your illness was all a mere feint, and he accompanied me hither with a slight hope of prevailing upon you to retract your resolution of staying at home." " He cannot complain that I was
Page 66 - est part of the evening with his family. He said that he was going out of town in two .days, but expected to be back in less than a week; and if Mr. Somerville was not already better provided, he begged that he might have the .pleasure of standing godfather to his young nephew.
Page 102 - rapidity of your progress ; but that is the only inconvenience you will experience from admitting me to be of your party." • ' ' •' • ' . ' . * Adela looked and spoke her thanks fof this considerate offer with great animation : and the Countess relaxing more and more from her accustomed stateliness, now said—- " You long, most probably, at this very

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