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1843 Excerpt: ...of my son's attachment; and 1 am sure that you
possess sufficient discernment to appreciate the advantages of an
alliance with a family so highly distinguished; as no union can be
happy, but by the opulence and dignity which it may confer." "
Indeed, madam," replied I, " whatever your son's pretences may be,
they are not in accordance with my inclination, for I have no
intention, for the present, of altering my condition; and, casting
a look of anger on the Condessa, I started up, and immediately left
the room, not being able any longer to command my patience. From
this time, I evaded, as much as possible, the society of the
Condessa, and evinced more distance in my behaviour to the
lieutenant, whom I never met except in the presence of my sister,
or the Intendant. However, my seclusion became an object of
uneasiness to the Megre's." One morning there came a gentle tap, at
the door of my apartment. I opened it, and the Condessa presented
herself before me. She saluted me with a very inquisitive smile,
and casting her eyes hastily around the apartment, exclaimed, "
what in the name of wonder can induce you, my dear Eladia, to
immure yourself day after day, in this horrid apartment; the very
idea is enervating, and enough to produce the most melancholy
sensations. Really," continued she, " I cannot comprehend the
motives which induce you always to fly from us, and to be s'
impenetrable to the wishes and intreaties of the Intendant." " What
intreaties," replied I, a little surprised. " Why, I cannot suppose
you are ignorant that your brother and sister are offended at the
obstinacy with which you refuse them to make one of our society." I
smiled, and replied, " you are in jest, madam; certai...
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