The Fast of St. Magdalen by Anna Maria PorterThe Fast of St. Magdalen by Anna Maria Porter

The Fast of St. Magdalen

byAnna Maria Porter

Paperback | October 12, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1818 edition. Excerpt: ... added to her generous wish to leave them. She was perplexed and agonized; and her reason, troubled for the first time in her life by that tender sentiment which often humbles the proudest intellect, was unable to direct her steps. She looked round for a confidential friend; for one who, knowing part of her history already, might be entrusted with it all, without infringing that secrecy, which alas! involved the safety of many. Dare I, she asked herself, seek that friend in Prince Angelo Rossano? It is true, he had scrupulously avoided further reference to that brief recognition, which followed their introduction; but this avoidance seemed less to arise from indifference, than from delicacy, and.respect for the cause of her mystery. She not unfrequently found him looking at her with an air of kind commiseration, and had still oftener to thank him for having turned the conversation, when accidentally tending towards subjects which he knew must afflict her to hear discussed. These considerations, and a series, of observations upon his conduct to others, warranted her in taking the bold step of asking his advice and assistance; for it was now her purpose to quit Tuscany immediately. It was among her intentions, not even to conceal from him, that her desire of leaving the shelter she now enjoyed, arose principally from the fear of injuring her benefactor's peace. The confession might fix on her the imputation of vanity, if Rossano had not discerned the prepossession of his friend; but Ippo-lita was not to be intimidated from the path of rectitude, by the fear of ridicule, or even the certainty of being mis-judged; her heart was too full "of deep and press-ing anxieties for another, to waste much feeling upon herself: never yet had she...
Title:The Fast of St. MagdalenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:52 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217584187

ISBN - 13:9780217584180