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Riassunto: 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. 1906 Excerpt: ...swore he had rather die than think her false. Blunt. Strange infatuation! 60 Lucy. But what follow'd was stranger still. 'As doubts and fears, follow'd by reconcilement, ever increase love, where the passion is sincere: so in him it caus'd so wild a transport of excess 48 and, making. 04, O7, when, making. show'd, Oi. O4, O7, he show'd. 49 a bag. O4, O7, a sum. stol'n. O4, O7, brought. 50 master. O4, 07, master's. 5 5 and wept. Oj, wept. 56 the easy fool, Oi. 64, O7, the amorous youth. ive fondness, such joy, such grief, such pleas-65 ure, and such anguish, that nature in him seem'd I sinking with the weight, and the charm'd soul dispos'd to quit his breast for hers. Just then, when every passion with lawless anarchy prevail'd, and reason was in the raging tempest lost, 70 the cruel, artful Millwood prevail'd upon the wretched youth to promise what I tremble but to think on. Blunt. I am amaz'd! What can it be? Lucy. You will be more so, to hear it is to attempt the life of his nearest relation, and best benefactor. Blunt. His uncle, whom we have often heard him speak of as a gentleman of a large estate and fair character in the country, where he lives? 80 Lucy. The same. She was no sooner possess'd of the last dear purchase of his ruin, but her avarice, insatiate as the grave, demands this horrid sacrifice--Barnwell's near relation; and unsuspected virtue must give too easy means to 85 seize the good man's treasure, whose blood must seal the dreadful secret, and prevent the terrors of her guilty fears. Blunt. Is it possible she cou'd perswade him I to do an act like that? He is, by nature, hon-90 est, grateful, compassionate, and generous; and j 83 demands. O4, O7, demanded. I though his love and her artful perswasions have. wrought him to practise what he ...
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