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1842 Excerpt: ...had cherished through gloom and sorrow, with a
faith and fervour woman's heart can alone feel or understand--with
a worship that none but a pure and undivided heart could lavish on
its idol--that when her own fate left her free and unfettered--when
to admit this impassioned feeling no longer called forth her own
contrition, nor merited another's censure, --she should discover
how unworthy had been the idol of H2 that shrine in which her heart
had treasured it? Caroline was not one to temporise with herself.
She knew that, as a wife, she had allowed her thoughts to stray
from the straight and narrow path that leads to peace; and, though
broken-hearted, she meekly bowed her head, and looked upon this
wreck of all her hopes as an atonement for her fault. Her heart had
no fellowship with the Pharisee--she sought not to extenuate her
fault by enumerating the many she beheld more guilty around her:
like the poor Publican, she acknowledged her sin, and prayed to
Heaven for pardon and resignation. Her newly acquired reserve was
most painful to Castella; and Admiral de Magny's arrival was a
great relief to his feelings--to those feelings he dared not avow,
but could not entirely conceal. The Admiral could not be long
absent from his public duties j and he wished Caroline to begin her
journey as soon as she felt equal to the fatigue. To quit Strasburg
was the only wish she was now sensible of. She fancied in no other
place could she be so unhappy as there. All places were alike, as
far as the future was concerned--that presented nothing but a
blank. But there were associations of thought and recollection
connected with England, that made her desire to return thither.
Even in Paris, where she had thought herself so unhappy, some
bright moments shot across her memory. H...
|Country of origin:
E. C. De Calabrella
||246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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