The Senator's Son; Or, the Maine Law a Last Refuge a Story Dedicated to the Law-Makers

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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. 1853 Excerpt: ...to Parke. Only love me half as much as you do him, and for the present I will be content." "I shall never love you, I am certain," replied the young girl with a sigh, but still earnestly. She felt that she should not, and she did not wish to deceive him by kindness now at the expense of future ...
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The senator's son : or, The Maine law ; a last refuge ; a story dedicated to the law-makers

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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. 1853 Excerpt: ...to Parke. Only love me half as much as you do him, and for the present I will be content." "I shall never love you, I am certain," replied the young girl with a sigh, but still earnestly. She felt that she should not, and she did not wish to deceive him by kindness now at the expense of future disappointment. "But I shall wish to have you for my friend and Parke's," she continued gently. "Friend! you know that I cannot be anything so lukewarm--I must be more or less! oh, Alice, the sunshine has gone out of the sky, the fairness has fled from the earth!" They were now in the city and nearly home. After a pause he said again, in less disconsolate tones--"Do not think that I have given you up, Alice. I cannot relinquish the hope of five years so easily. I shall wait and wait, and love and aspire, until you are married or dead, or gone to the Hebrides--or until you consent to »e my wife." They were at the door. He pressed her little hand tightly as he lifted her from the carriage; and she went in, wondering why love was not mutual always, and thinking what a pity and sorrow it was for affection to be unrequited. Still she could not school her heart to love where it was not inclined. Love has dreams and ideals of his own which he will pursue, nor turn aside to worship at other shrines, though the gods upon the altars beckon with imploring hands. True to his purpose, Alfred made no difference in his habit of seeking the society of Alice. He came and went every day, and it was generally believed among their acquaintance, that when she laid aside her mourning they would be married. Mrs. Crawford finally asked her about it, and said she hoped it was so. Alice said she hoped not, and that it never would be; but kept t...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781150504266
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 72
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.15 (d)

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