Letters, Written for the Post, and Not for the Press

Voorkant
Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1820 - 432 pagina's
 

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Pagina 31 - I have found out a gift for my fair; I have found where the wood-pigeons breed; But let me that plunder forbear, She will say 'twas a barbarous deed...
Pagina 116 - The idiot and mother both live, no one knows where. Count P married his sister to a Venetian, and devotes his time to her and her family.
Pagina 113 - I believe, from that hour: public hatred followed both, you may suppose, though one only could be called guilty. Rosalie's fate, I believe, has drawn more tears than any event in real life ever did in Naples. Public proof was brought her father, next morning, of the marriage, but, it was added, the bride being veiled, her name was not known. Enraged, as you may conceive, he carried his daughter (in silence) to his villa, and there, I understand, with more of tenderness than might have been expected...
Pagina 115 - You may believe this noble woman's example won him to follow her upright views ; and, 1 am told, at no moment of their lives, during those years, has that vow ever been broken : in public they meet, but the life of each is exemplary. She fills the station of a wife and mother to perfection, and is rewarded by the respect of her husband, and all her society. There is an elevated character...
Pagina 113 - ... than any event in real life ever did in Naples. Public proof was brought her father, next morning, of the marriage, but, it was added, the bride being veiled, her name was not known. Enraged, as you may conceive, he carried his daughter (in silence) to his villa, and there, I understand, with more of tenderness than might have been expected from his stern character, unfolded what he deemed the treachery of her lover. The death-blow to all her happiness was such, as her most interesting countenance...
Pagina 111 - ... considerable degree of intimacy. The young Count's mother was a high, violent character, but had not openly opposed this ; however, she conducted herself in a manner that showed little partiality to her future daughter. All, however, went on till a few days before the marriage ; great and splendid were the preparations, and future happiness appeared within their reach. The young people, as usual, were separated for the last two days: one hardly dare glance at the feelings with which they parted,...
Pagina 113 - ... impatience with his mother and the bride. The doors closed after him, and his mother withdrew the veil, and discovered to him that his wife was a beautiful idiot, whose large estates she had long coveted, and had taken this mos; wicked manner of obtaining them for her family. The anguish that followed brought him to the gates of death; and the loss of reason had nearly been the price at which she gained the success of a plan truly diabolical. His sister, a most amiable creature, soothed him at...
Pagina 112 - ... named, he would be called for by the father. Accordingly, every thing was so arranged, and the young man was conducted to church, his carriage following his supposed father-in-law. At the altar, which was dimly lighted, stood his mother and the bride, covered by a very thin silver tissue veil ; and the ceremony proceeded. The youth, whose thoughts were fixed on his present happiness, and engrossed by the service, distinguished no one, and received his wife in full confidence. Silent she was,...
Pagina 114 - ... of her lover's innocence, after she herself was another's. The Marquis undertook this ; he is a cold character, but to her appeared sincerely attached. I have worked my way thus far, my dear daughter, to show you human nature under quite a new light. Rosalie was now only nineteen, when this hardest part of her trial was appointed her : but the effects were quite different from what might have been looked for...
Pagina 116 - ... believe this noble woman's example won him to follow her upright views ; and at no moment of their lives> during those years, has that vow ever been broken. In public they meet, but the life of each is exemplary. She fills the station of a wife and mother to perfection, and is rewarded by the respect of her husband and all her society. There is an elevated character in her sorrows and self-command that attracts my veneration...

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