A Laodicean; or The castle of the De Stancys: A story of today, Volume 2

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B. Tauchnitz, 1882
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Page 29 - Good pilgrim, you do wrong your hand too much, Which mannerly devotion shows in this; For saints have hands that pilgrims' hands do touch, And palm to palm is holy palmers
Page 74 - This is the chief thing : Be not perturbed, for all things are according to the nature of the universal ; and in a little time thou wilt be nobody and nowhere, like Hadrianus and Augustus.
Page 281 - Whatever you may think of my judgment in taking this step, I can assure you that I have not done it without consideration. My reasons are good, and my determination is unalterable. But, my own very best friend, and more than sister, don't think that I mean to leave my love and friendship for you behind me. No, Paula; you will always be with me, and I believe that if an increase in what I already feel for you be possible, it will be furthered by the retirement and meditation I shall enjoy in my secluded...
Page 283 - I suppose I am what poor Mr. Woodwell said — by-the-way, we must call and see him — something or other that's in Revelation, neither cold nor hot. But of course that's a sub-species — I may be a lukewarm anything. What I really am, as far as I know, is one of that body to whom lukewarmth is not an accident, but a provisional necessity, till they see a little more clearly.
Page 230 - As Paula did not immediately answer, Mrs. Goodman beckoned to Charlotte, and they left the room together. " A man has to be given in charge, or a boy, or a demon, "she replied. " I was going to do it, but you can do it better than I. He will run away if we don't mind.
Page 221 - God's sun, as it is called, should bear false witness, that instead of doubting both evidences, she was inclined to re-admit the first. Still, upon the whole, she could not question for long the honesty of Somerset's denial ; and if that message had indeed been sent by him, it must have been done while he was in another such an unhappy state as that exemplified by the portrait. The supposition reconciled all differences; and yet she could not but fight against it with all the strength of a generous...
Page 90 - ... that other subject which eclipsed them. He would take up his quarters at her hotel, and catch echoes of her and her people, to learn somehow if their attitude toward him as a lover were actually hostile, before formally encountering them. Under this crystalline light, full of gayeties, sentiment, languor, seductiveness, and ready-made romance, the memory of a solitary unimportant man in the lugubrious North might have faded from her mind. He was only her hired designer. He was an artist; but...
Page 240 - ... somewhat formidable. When in England, the plan of following him to Normandy had suggested itself as the quickest, sweetest, and most honest way of making amends ; but having arrived there, she seemed further off from his sphere of existence than when she had been at Stancy Castle. Virtually she was, for if he thought of her at all, he probably thought of her there ; if he sought her, he would seek her there. However, as he would probably never do the latter, it was necessary to go on. It had...
Page 233 - ... destiny is supreme. The boy was to be my ruin; he is my ruin, and rightly. But before I go, grant me one request. Do not prosecute him. Believe me, I will do everything I can to get him out of your way. He shall annoy you no more. . . . Do you promise ?" "I do, "she said. "Now please leave me.
Page 94 - Manque,' disappeared like magic gossamer, to be replaced in a moment by new. That all the people there, including himself, could be interested in what to the eye of perfect reason was a somewhat monotonous thing — the property of numbers to recur at certain longer or shorter intervals in a machine containing them — in other words, the blind groping after fractions of a result the whole of which was well known — was one testimony among many of the powerlessness of logic when confronted with...

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