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Pagina 32 - Mrs. Conway was one of those persons to whom solitude, even for a few hours, is actual suffering. Without mind, without education, she had no resources within herself, and constantly depended upon others, and accidental circumstances, for amusement or even occupation. Her society was not disagreeable, because she was...
Pagina 33 - Her mind was, however, completely vacant; for the puerile ideas which constantly flitted through it, could not be called thoughts. Constant intercourse with her would have been most wearisome to one of an imaginative turn, but to the world in general she appeared a quiet, inoffensive person, with an average portion of knowledge and conversation.
Pagina 159 - he who had faced death already twice, faced it for the third time undismayed." King Edward insisted on attending to State affairs until it was no longer possible for him to do so. On the day before his death he gave audiences to public officials, and on the morning of the day he died he sent for a friend who had arrived from Egypt only the day before, to inquire about his invalid daughter; he also saw his private secretary and intimate friend Lord Knollys. Throughout his short...
Pagina 289 - The power with which the characters are drawn—the admirable manner in which they are balanced with one another—the strain of melancholy running through the story, deepening as it proceeds, and ending so pathetically—all combine to render it a most interesting and moving novel.
Pagina 289 - Julia—all bespeak the power of the authoress, and her intimate knowledge of that society which she so bares ami exposes in these admirable volumes."—Weekly Chronicle. In three volumes, post 8vo, LEONTINE; OR, THE COURT OF LOUIS THE FIFTEENTH. By MRS. MABEBLT. " From the date of the publication of' The Love Match,