Stanmore; Or, the Monk, and the Merchant's Widow

9780217059114: Stanmore; Or, the Monk, and the Merchant's Widow

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. 1824. Excerpt: ... where he placed her under the protection of one of her husband's relatives. The Major, after some reflection, thought it advisable to follow her. She had, indeed, obtained a greater hold on his affections than he imagined; and Jove soon framed excuses for her conduct, which dispassioned reason would never have suggested. The only rival he had to apprehend was effectually displaced, and Mrs. Stanmore had so far aided his suit, he was nearly confident of success; and being freed for some time from the necessity of military duty, by the return of the lieutenantcolonel, he determined to avail himself of the opportunity of improving his addresses to the young and lovely widow. The Colonel, during this time, beheld, with unspeakable anxiety, the increased dejection and ill state of Theodore's health. Each day the character of his son appeared more amiable, and every hour passed in his society, called forth a stronger attachment to him. But his appetite was gone; he became emaciated; and to every one he appeared to be in a rapid decline. Adolphus was nearly wild with grief; his affection for his brother was unbounded; it was interwoven with his existence; and even his anxiety to discover his mother, yielded to the solicitude he experienced on his account. The Colonel urged medical assistance: when Theodore endeavoured to appease his apprehensions, by assurances that he felt hourly better; he even attempted to assume an appearance of cheerfulness; but the exertion only tended the more to exhaust him. He became visibly worse: and the Colonel, seriously alarmed, insisted on a physician being sent for. Theodore again opposed it, asserting that medicine could be of no benefit to him. The Colonel regarded him attentively as he spoke.--If medicine can afford no relief,...

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