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

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Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, Crown Buildings, 188, Fleet Street, 1881 - England
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Page 158 - 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 108 - Here," he said, emptying his pocket, and returning to the lad's side ; ''take this, and order yourself a good meal. You keep me as poor as a crow. There sliall be more to-morrow." The peculiarly bifold nature of Captain De Stancy, as shown in his conduct at different times, was something rare in life, and perhaps happily so. That mechanical admixture of black and white qualities without coalescence, on which the theory of men's characters was based by moral analysts before the rise of modern ethical...
Page 28 - Because when she is there she wears such a pretty boy's costume, and is so charming in her movements, that you think she is a lovely youth, and not a girl at all.
Page 162 - ... and seamed like a dried water-course. But though dire catastrophes or the treacherous airs of remote climates had done their worst upon his exterior, they seemed to have affected him but little within, to judge from a certain robustness which showed itself in his manner of standing. The face-marks had a meaning, for any one who could read them, beyond the mere suggestion of their origin : they signified that this man had either been the victim of some terrible necessity as regarded the occupation...
Page 81 - I expected that after expressing my decision so plainly the first time I should not have been further urged upon the subject." Saying which she turned and moved decisively away. It had not been a productive meeting, thus far. "One word!
Page 54 - Now, you silly Charlotte, that's just how you women fly off at a tangent. I mean nothing dishonorable in the least. Have I ever prompted you to do anything dishonorable ? Fair-fighting allies was all I thought of." Miss De Stancy breathed more freely. "Yes, we will be that, of course; we are always that, William. But I hope I can be your ally, and be quite neutral ; I would so much rather.
Page 132 - Paula; and to the young man's vision a superlative something distinguished her from all the rest. This was not dress or ornament, for she had hardly a gem upon her, her attire being a model of effective simplicity. Her partner was Captain De Stancy. The discovery of this latter fact slightly obscured his appreciation of what he had discovered just before. It was with rather a lowering brow that he asked himself whether...
Page 199 - I remember it. But no harm came of it to you. . . . And perhaps no good will come of it to me." " Do not be premature in your conclusions, sir,
Page 69 - He set down the candles, and asking the girls to withdraw for a moment, was inside the upper part of the suit of armour in incredibly quick time. Going then and placing himself in front of a low-hanging painting near the original, so as to be enclosed by the frame while covering the figure, arranging the sword as in the one above, and setting the light that it might fall in the right direction, he recalled them ; when he put the question, "Is the resemblance strong...
Page 247 - ... condition than he could boast of to-day. This he accordingly did, and leaving Marseilles the next morning about eight, found himself at Nice early in the afternoon. Now that he was actually at the centre of his gravitation he seemed even further away from a feasible meeting with her than in England. While afar off, his presence at Nice had appeared to be the one thing needful for the solution of his trouble, but the very house fronts seemed now to ask him what right he had there. Unluckily, in...

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