Miss Marjori-banks. by the author of 'Salem chapel'. (Chronicles of Carlingford).

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1866
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Page 261 - You loved her too, old fellow. She told me all about it, and there was no friend had a closer place in her heart than you. I don't know how to thank you for all you have done for her. I can't think yet..." Here he suddenly broke down, and threw his arms round my shoulders and laid his head on my breast, crying, "Oh, Jack! Jack! What shall I do? The whole of life seems gone from me all at once, and there is nothing in the wide world for me to live for.
Page 81 - You have been agitated, and you have not eaten anything," said Lucilla. " I am going to stay with you till half-past six, when I must run home for dinner, so we have plenty of time ; and as for your life, I don't consider you gone off at all yet, and you are a great deal younger-looking than you were six months ago. I am very glad the Archdeacon did not come until you had got back your looks. It makes such a difference to a man...
Page 266 - Miss Marjoribanks added, with her usual candour. " It is odd, but for all that it is true." For it was a moment of emotion, and she could not help giving utterance to the surprise with which this consideration naturally filled her mind. " What is odd, and what is true ?" said Dr. Marjoribanks, growing more and more bewildered. But Lucilla only put aside her plate and got up from her chair. " Not any more wine, thank you,
Page 58 - Chiley is a good, pure, gentle woman," said the Archdeacon, in a tone which settled the question, and from which there was no appeal ; and no doubt it was a perfectly true, though not a very distinct characterisation. Thus they went in together into the bright little garden, thinking of nothing particular, and loitering as people do who do not know what is coming. There was something that morning in Mr. Beverley's tone and manner which struck Lucilla as something more than usual. She was not a young...
Page 37 - ... Rose ; for heaven's sake, girls, can't you say at once what you mean, and don't worry me to death ? Ah, if your poor mother had but been spared !" cried the unfortunate widower; and he had five daughters altogether, poor soul ! — and it was so easy to drive him out of his senses. At this point Rose intervened, and did what she could to calm matters down. Barbara, still sobbing, retired to her chamber ; the boys came in from their cricket, and the little children had to be put to bed ; and there...
Page 147 - ... duty, since Dr Marjoribanks came in, in a fractious and disturbed state of mind, discontented with things in general. The truth was, he had got a letter from Tom Marjoribanks from India, where that unlucky young man had gone. It was all very well and natural and proper to go to India, and Lucilla had felt, indeed, rather satisfied with herself for having helped forward that desirable conclusion, especially after the Doctor had taken pains to explain to her, not knowing that she had any share...
Page 157 - ... if Miss Marjoribanks had not already made provision for that emergency. When the visitor had finally departed, under the charge of Thomas and Mary Jane, the father and daughter regarded each other, for the first time, with dubious glances — for, so far as Lucilla was concerned, it was a revelation to her of a new and altogether unsuspected danger ; and the Doctor, for his part, was very conciliatory, and showed a certain consciousness of having committed himself, which made matters twenty times...
Page 60 - She had grown younger by ten years during the period of comparative comfort and tranquillity which Lucilla's active help and championship had procured for her. Her house, and her garden, and her little scholars, and the bloom on her cheeks, and the filling-up of her worn frame, were all Miss Marjoribanks's doing. In the intervals of her legislative cares Lucilla had run about all over Carlingford searching for pupils, and at the same moment had cut and stitched and arranged, and papered walls, and...
Page 9 - Archdeacon," said Mr Cavendish, and Miss Marjoribanks felt that he had not winced at the name, though he did glance up at her in spite of himself with a little gleam from his eyes when she mentioned Barbara Lake. Perhaps this was because he knew nothing about the Archdeacon, perhaps because he was prepared to hear the Archdeacon named. Lucilla did not give him all the benefit of the uncertainty, for she began to get a little impatient, and to wonder, if the man had come to propose, as appearances...
Page 75 - ... nothing but the wall that shuts her in, and thinks to herself that she has no refuge nor escape from it — nobody to tell her what to do, nothing but her own feeble powers to support her, and the dreadful idea that she has done harm and can do no good to her only protector. To be sure, to be there in her own house, poor enough certainly, but secure, and no longer driven lonely and distressed about the world, was a great matter. But yet, after all, the walls that shut her in, the blast of white,...

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