Gems Of Beauty, Or, Literary Gift For

Paperback | May 8, 2012

byEmily Percival

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1851 Excerpt: ...girl noticed Emily's abstraction, and a short time was allowed her to recover from the shock. "Why should you doubt his truth 1" The question haunted her. Could she tell Ellen of Stanislas's implied love for her? what had he said 1 how evinced his love 1 was this a tale for a daughter's ears 1 And yet she felt sure he loved her;--there must be some inexplicable mistake. She flew to her desk and poured forth a frenzied appeal to Otowski; she spoke of her own feelings,--of his; now she defied him to escape her,--now she implored him not to sacrifice Ellen also. Her pervading idea was the falseness of this union,--a man professing to love the mother, yet marrying the daughter. It could not,--must not,--should not be! Count Otowski answered her letter in person. He regretted that she should have mistaken friendship for a warmer passion; he professed great admiration for her; he even hinted that his affair with Ellen did not originate in love, and need not militate against his feelings for another. But the keen eye of jealousy pierced through these flimsy disguises: he had acknowledged his preference for Ellen, while he had deceived Emily by mere by-play,--looks, tones, half-sentences, of little worth when repeated, but fraught with dangerous meaning to the enraptured listener. And so it is man wins many a fond heart, and then, never having had courage to speak openly, should caprice or interest beckon him elsewhere, he affects to deplore the poor thing's mistake. Mistake, indeed! from the day when Eve listened to the tempter's glozing words till the day of doom, woman will still be beguiled, and man will still make her frailty his glory. Otowski, however, had not acted without an object; he had intentionally secured Emily's affections, hoping through ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1851 Excerpt: ...girl noticed Emily's abstraction, and a short time was allowed her to recover from the shock. "Why should you doubt his truth 1"...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:68 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:May 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217720854

ISBN - 13:9780217720854

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