Grace Lee, Volume 2

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Smith, Elder & Company, 1855
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Page 36 - Are Erin's sons so good or so cold, " As not to be tempted by woman or gold ? " " Sir Knight ! I feel not the least alarm, " No son of Erin will offer me harm :— " For though they love woman and golden store, " Sir Knight ! they love honour and virtue more...
Page 326 - He could not take his eyes from her ; she stood by him, familiar and fearless; and in her lover's eyes, both fearless and enchanting. " ' And so,' he said, ' you knew I was coming back, and you sat up waiting, and yet you would have banished me. Grace, I do not understand you. Are you prudent, or are you indifferent? Ah! if I could think it was prudence. Speak, Grace, for the doubt tortures me.
Page 325 - His brow burned, and his lips quivered, as he uttered the passionate confession, all the more passionate. for being both indignant and reluctant. Grace blushed like a rose, and as she blushed she smiled. " ' I knew you would come back to-night,' she said, ' I sat up waiting.' " He looked up at her, leaning his elbow on the back of his chair ; she gazed at him smiling. " ' What ails you ' ' she resumed ; ' let the past and the future sleep, — is not the present pleasant ' Your prospects are promising,...
Page 326 - ... burned, and his lips quivered, as he uttered the passionate confession, all the more passionate for being both indignant and reluctant. Grace blushed like a rose, and as she blushed she smiled. " ' I knew you would come back to-night,' she said, ' I sat up waiting.' " He looked up at her, leaning his elbow on the back of his chair ; she gazed at him smiling. " ' What ails you ? ' she resumed ; ' let the past and the future sleep, — is not the present pleasant ? Your prospects are promising,...
Page 324 - Scarcely had she ceased when he entered ; he closed the door ; he flung, rather than put down, his hat, and threw himself in a chair. Grace stood by him, waiting silently. At length he spoke. " ' Yes,' he said,
Page 325 - ... found that anger is weak, and that love is strong; and so I came back, a willing slave to the chain I had broken, glad to wear again the badge of my bondage. Grace, you told me so yourself this evening, — you are not a young girl, you are not very beautiful ; by what spell, by what charm, you have bewitched me, me a man, — not a boy, — your equal in every respect, — I know not; but I feel that, rebel as I will, spite of pride and shame, I must come back to you as to the sun and light...
Page 213 - I am sure that if I had been in my senses, I never could have dreamed of such a wicked, horrid thing.

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