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Riassunto: 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. 1814 edition. Excerpt: ... fearing that she was obtrusive, retired to the inner room. Sir Jaspar, wide opening his eyes, and again leaning forward, to hear more distinctly, exclaimed, " Who is that fine creature? What a majestic port! Yet how sweet a look! She awes while she invites! Who is she?" Juliet felt enchanted; she even felt exalted by a testimony so impartial and so honourable, to the merit of her friend, and she eagerly answered, " Your admiration, Sir, does honour to your discernment. Her excellencies, her high qualities, and spotless conduct, might make the proudest Englishman exult to own her for his country-woman; though the lowest Frenchman would dispute, even at the risk of his life, the honour of her birth. Sprung from one of the first houses of Europe, a house not more ancient in its origin, than renowned for its virtues; allied to a family the most illustrious, whose military glory has raised it to the highest ranks in the state j herself an ornament to that birth, an honour to that alliance; she sustains a reverse of fortune, which reduces her from every indulgence to every privation, with a calm courage that keeps her always mistress of herself, and enables her to combat evil by labour, misery by industry! And which never has failed her, but in a personal, bosom affliction, that would equally have shaken her fortitude, in the brightest splendour of prosperity!--" "Hold! hold, you little torment!" interrupted Sir Jaspar. "You don't consider what an artillery my wanton sprites are bringing upon me! My poor gouty fingers are so mumbled and pinched, and tweaked, to hurry me to get at my purse, that I cannot catch hold of it for very tremour!--" "Oh no, Sir Jaspar, no! What she earns, however hardly and however humbly, she thankfully reaps; but she...
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Descrizione libro TheClassics.us, 2013. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 1230251960