Belinda, Volume 2

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Belinda is a silly, naive girl who is sent to stay with the glamorous Lady Delacour. Her worldly aunt wants her to find a rich husband, Lady Delacour wants her to be entertaining, and Belinda just ... Read full review

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Set in the late 18thC, and a great, sparkling read. The eponymous heroine, Belinda, is sent by her bossy matchmaking aunt to stay with the fashionable Lady Delacour, in the hopes of her meeting an ... Read full review

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Page 14 - Robes loosely flowing, hair as free " he paused—but Belinda recollected the remainder of the stanza— " Such sweet neglect more taketh me '' Than all th' adulteries of art, " That strike mine eyes, but not mine heart." It was observed, that miss Portman dressed herself this day with the most perfect simplicity. Lady Delacour's curiosity was raised by the description which Belinda and Clarence
Page 160 - accordingly, she determined to draw Mr. Percival into an argument. " I've been talking treason, I believe, to miss Portman," cried she, "for I've been opposing some of your opinions,. Mr. Percival.'' " If you opposed them all, madam," said Mr. Percival, " I should not think it treason." " Vastly polite!—But I think all
Page 109 - .on her watch-case,.which- lay on the table. Then suddenly seizing the watch, she dashed it upon the marble hearth with all her force—" Vile bauble!" cried she, " must I lose my only friend for such a thing as you ? Oh, Belinda ! do not you see that a coronet cannot confer happiness ?" '
Page 103 - What was she compared to?—'Tis too much for me—too much!"—and she put her hand to her head. " Compose yourself, my dear friend /" said Belinda, in a calm gentle tone ; and she went toward her with an intention of soothing her by caresses: but, at her approach, lady Delacour pushed the table on which she had been writing
Page 57 - not intoxicated from Monday till Thursday. These circumstances appeared to his lady Very extraordinary. In fact, he was pleased and amused with his little daughter, Helena; and whilst she was yet almost a stranger to him, he wished to appear to her in the most agreeable and respectable light possible. One day after dinner, lord
Page 253 - Impossible ! — Hush!—Here he comes with his odious creaking shoes. What man can ever expect to be loved who wears creaking shoes ?"—pursued her ladyship as lord Delacour entered the room, his shoes creaking at every step ; and assuming an air of levity she welcomed him as a stranger to her dressing-room.
Page 116 - some moments she stood motionless and powerless. Then recollecting herself, she flew after miss Portman abruptly, stopped her at the head of the stairs, and exclaimed, " My dearest Belinda, are you gone ?— My best, my only friend !—Say you are not gone for ever !—Say you will return
Page 109 - pity you from .the bottom of my soul," said Belinda, bursting into tears. " Pity me not. I cannot endure your pity, treacherous woman!" cried lady Delacour, and she ^tamped with a look of rage—" most perfidious of women!" '' Yes, call me perfidious, treacherous, -—stamp at me—say, do what
Page 226 - run into romance, and errour, and misery, if we did not constantly refer to this standard. Our reasonings as to the conduct of life, as far as moral prudence is concerned, must depend ultimately upon facts. Now, of the numbers of people in this world, how many do you think have married
Page 149 - precious family party; and if we have her, we have him. Now, we can be sure of her, for she has just quarrelled with our dear lady Delacour. I had the whole story from my maid, who had it from Champfort. Lady Delacour and she are at daggersdrawing, and it will be delicious to

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