Phantom Fortune: A Novel

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J. and R. Maxwell, 1884 - 392 pages

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Page 374 - She looked on many a face with vacant eye, On many a token without knowing what; She saw them watch her,
Page 78 - You are talking of impossibilities,' said Lesbia, frowning. ' Why do you talk to me as if I were a child ? I know hardly anything of the world, but I do know the woman who has reared and educated me. My grandmother would never forgive me if I married a poor man. I should be an outcast.
Page 28 - And coverlids gold-tinted like the peach, Or ripe October's faded marigolds, Fell sleek about him in a thousand folds.
Page 259 - Green, Justin McCarthy, Palgrave, Lecky, from the days of Witenagemote to the Reform Bill ; the Repeal of the Corn Laws, the Disestablishment of the Irish Church,
Page 306 - a man of finished manners, and unknown antecedents, a foreigner, apparently rich, obviously accomplished, but with that indefinable air which bespeaks the adventurer ; and which gives society as fair a warning as if the man wore a placard on his shoulder with the word cave. But to Lesbia this Spaniard was the first really interesting man
Page 204 - meant from morning till night. She had no higher or nobler aim. Even on Sunday mornings at the fashionable church, -where the women sat on one side of the nave and the men on the other, where divinest music was as a pair of wings, on which the enraptured soul flew heavenward—even here Lesbia thought more of her bonnet and
Page 277 - She wondered what she should do with herself for the rest of the afternoon, and finally, finding that she was not wanted by her grandmother until afternoon tea, she set out upon a round of visits to her favourite cottagers, to bid them a long farewell as a spinster.
Page 376 - His voice faltered, choked by a sob, at those last words. After all, it is possible for a man without principle, without morality, to begin to make love to a woman in a mere spirit of adventure, in sheer devilry, and to be rather hard hit at the last.
Page 191 - Mary stooped to kiss her grandmother's forehead, and found it cold as marble. She murmured a loving good-night, and left the mistress of Fellside in her loneliness. A footman would come in and light the lamps, and draw the velvet curtains, presently, and shut out the later glories of sunset. And then the butler himself would come and arrange
Page 364 - Smithson is out of it, as you idiomatic English say. I hope, Lady Kirkbank, you will be as kind to me as you have been to Smithson ; and depend upon it I shall make Lady Lesbia as good a husband as ever Smithson could have done.' ' You shameless minx !' exclaimed Georgie, pale with anger. ' Where is Smithson—my poor, good Smithson

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