The Secret Marriage; Or, Contrasts In Life

Paperback | May 20, 2012

byF. Williams

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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. 1855 Excerpt: ...at length from multiplied engagements he steals unseen away, and breathes the fresh air of the orange grove in Bosina's loved retreat. It is untenanted. The garlands droop on the marble statues--the night wind sighs through the fragrant trees--the sounds of music from the halls within fall as in mockery upon his disturbed spirit. Beyond, the gondolas are waiting to receive their living freights, when the night shall have worn away. He seized an oar, and glided down the Canal Grande. Beneath the walls of a ruined palace, a female voice sends forth a low and mournful strain. Instantly two figures, in evident disguise, enter a small gondola which is in attendance, and dart by with extremespeed into the darkness beyond. Ormond knew he was not mistaken--oneof the figures was Eosina Gonsalvi. An attempt to overtake the swift gondola would be as useless as unadvisable! It was then no vain misgiving which had entered his heart, and rendered him insensible to the scene of splendid gaiety in which he had been forced to participate. Mysterious as had been the Lady Eosina's arrangements,, he had gained no insight into her views for the immediate future even. So words of parting had been exchanged beyond those which followed Ormond's avowal, and as he recalled that confession, a feeling of humiliation came across him, while the imago of Eosina rose before him in increased majesty and beauty. Her looks of scorn haunted him, even while they increased his admiration and tenderness. Not thus had Alice impressed him, gentle and loving as she was. In her presence he had scarcely recognised the existence of that absorbing feeling which decked Eosina's memory with the brightest halo. In one instance there had been no struggle for victory, and in minds such as Ormond's, ever str...

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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. 1855 Excerpt: ...at length from multiplied engagements he steals unseen away, and breathes the fresh air of the orange grove in Bosina's loved re...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:58 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:May 20, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217610722

ISBN - 13:9780217610728

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