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The History of Ophelia (Volume 1); Published by the Author of David Simple (Paperback) Loot Price: R322
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The History of Ophelia (Volume 1); Published by the Author of David Simple (Paperback): Sarah Fielding
The History of Ophelia (Volume 1); Published by the Author of David Simple (Paperback): Sarah Fielding

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The History of Ophelia (Volume 1); Published by the Author of David Simple (Paperback)

Sarah Fielding

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1787. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... OPHELIA. CHAP. I. MY father, whose name was Lenox, was the son of a "Scotch Nobleman; his future fortune depended on his rife in the army, wherein he was only a Captain, when he married his Colonel's daughter: the Colonel was then in the last stage of a consumption, of which he expired in less than two months after his daughter's marriage; besides her, he left another daughter, and they equally shared fourthousand pounds, which was his whole fortune. My father died in the third year of his marriage, leaving his wife with child of me: her Vol. I. B grief grief at the loss of her. husband was fa. great, her fiiends feared it would prove fatal both to her and myself; but a little before the usual time, I entered the world alive, contrary to their expectations; but my mother expired before the end of her month. My father's family were too far off London, the place of my birth, to think of so poor an orphan as myself; for my mother's fortune was considerably impaired, and of her side I had no near relation but my aunt, to whose care naturally fell, and her humanity readily undertook the office. My aunt was about twenty-two years old; and was just then deserted by an officer with whom every preliminary of marriage was agreed, when her father's death put a stop to it, tho' he had a better fortune than is common to gentlemen of his profession; it then appeared that her charms had less influenced her lover than the hopes of obtaining preferment by her father's interest, for in a feigned obedience to a pretended command from an uncle, he broke off the match. As my aunt had consented to marry in compliance to her father's inclination more than with her own, her indifference afforded her sufficient consolation'; her lover's behaviour behaviour filled her with contempt, ...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Sarah Fielding
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 50
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-98967-4
Barcode: 9781150989674
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-150-98967-X

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