Ingliston by Grace WebsterIngliston by Grace Webster


byGrace Webster

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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. 1840. Excerpt: ... and delays in making promises; but human prudence could not, in the very nature of things, have prevented her young heart from responding to his, with all the thrilling delight of a pure and glowing attachment. CHAPTER XIV. "Ask what is human life? » A painful passage o'er a restless flood, A scene of fancied bliss and heartfelt care." Cowpeh. The premature engagement of the young lovers was of course to be kept a profound secret from the friends of both parties. For Charles Weirham to have announced such an attachment to his family would have been perfectly out of the question, and it would have been still more preposterous for Margaret to have named it to hers. But, in a few years, when Charles would be his own master, he would then, he assured her, make no concealments, but would glory to place her in that sphere which she was eminently calculated to adorn. This event formed a new era in the history of Margaret Inglis. It gave to her new notions, new feelings, new hopes, and ideas respecting herself, which never would otherwise have arisen in her mind; but though she had many reveries of ideal and prospective felicity, her happiness in the mean time was not really increased thereby. The jurisdiction which Lady Grace exercised over her did not now seem so much a discipline to which it was her duty to submit; but it began to assume, in her estimation, the character of an unjust tyranny, which it was her miserable misfortune to be obliged to suffer. She, however, looked forward confidently and with exultation, in all the buoyancy of youthful hope, to the time when she should triumphantly rise above it all. Charles Weirham became an almost constant visitor at Ingliston. Sir Norman Inglis's chief amusement and occupation was painting in oils. He ...
Title:InglistonFormat:PaperbackDimensions:106 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217490158

ISBN - 13:9780217490153