Cecilia, Or Memories Of An Heiress (volume 4)

Paperback | January 4, 2012

byFanny Burney

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1784. Excerpt: ... "Why will yon not begone?" cried Cecilia uneasily, " indeed it is too late to stay." "Tell me first," tried he, with great energy, *' and let good Mrs. Charlton speak too,-- ought not every objection to our union, however potent, to give way, without further hesitation, to the certainty that our intending it must become public? Who that hears of our meeting in London, at such a season, in such circumstances, and at such hours,--.--." "And why," cried Cecilia, angrily, "do you mention them, and yet stay?" "I must speak now," answered he with quickness, "or lose for ever all that is dear to me, and add to the misery of that loss, the heart-piercing reflection of having injured her whom of all the world I most love, most value, and most revere." "And ho%v injured?" cried Cecilia, half alarmed and half displeased: " Surely I must itrangely have lived to fear now the voice of calumny?" "If any one has ever," returned he, "so lived as to dare defy it, Miss Beverley is she: but though safe by the established purity of your character from calumny, there are other and scarce Jess invidious attacks, from which no one is exempt, and of which the refinement, the sensibility of your mind, will render you but the more susceptible: ridicule has shafts, and impertinence has arrows, which though against innocence they may be levelled in vain, fiave always the power of wounding tranqui %-" Struck with a truth which she could not controvert, Cecilia sighed deeply, but spoke not. "Mr. Delvile is right," said Mrs. Charlton, "and though your plan, my dear Cecilia, was certainly virtuous and proper, when you set out from Bury, the purpose of your journey must now be made so public, that it will no longer be judicious nor rational." Delvile poured forth his warmest thanks for this friendly interposition, a...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1784. Excerpt: ... "Why will yon not begone?" cried Cecilia uneasily, " indeed it is too late to stay." "Tell me first," tried he, with great energy, *' and let good Mrs. Ch...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:January 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217456340

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