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Delgado, Or, the Eventful Family; An Interesting Narrative, Detailing the Vicissitudes of Each in Love Adventures, Shipwreck, and Imprisonments (Paperback) Loot Price: R391
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Delgado, Or, the Eventful Family; An Interesting Narrative, Detailing the Vicissitudes of Each in Love Adventures, Shipwreck,...
Delgado, Or, the Eventful Family; An Interesting Narrative, Detailing the Vicissitudes of Each in Love Adventures, Shipwreck,...

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Delgado, Or, the Eventful Family; An Interesting Narrative, Detailing the Vicissitudes of Each in Love Adventures, Shipwreck, and Imprisonments (Paperback)

William Kirke

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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. 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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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: December 2009
Authors: William Kirke
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 54
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-65081-8
Barcode: 9781151650818
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-151-65081-1

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