The Celt and Saxon George Meredith

ISBN: 9781481886284

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The Celt and Saxon  by  George Meredith

The Celt and Saxon by George Meredith
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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. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...bound to look happy to gratifyMoreThis 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. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...bound to look happy to gratify an excellent lady presiding over the duller half of a table of eighteen. She turned slightly to Captain ODonnell. He had committed himself to speech at last, without tilting his shoulders to exclude the company by devoting himself to his partner, and as he faced the table Miss Mattocks inclination to listen attracted him.

He cast his eyes on her: a quiet look, neither languid nor frigid, seeming to her both open and uninviting. She had the oddest little shiver, due to she knew not what. A scrutiny she could have borne, and she might have read a signification- but the look of those mild clear eyes which appeared to say nothing save that there was fire behind them, hit on some perplexity, or created it- for she was aware of his unhappy passion for the beautiful Miss Adister- the whole story had been poured into her ears- she had been moved by it. Possibly she had expected the eyes of such a lover to betray melancholy, and his power of containing the expression where the sentiment is imagined to be most transparent may have surprised her, thrilling her as melancholy orbs would not have done.

Captain Con could have thumped his platter with vexation. His wifes diplomacy in giving the heiress to Colonel Adister for the evening had received his cordial support while he manoeuvred cleverly to place Philip on the other side of her- and now not a step did the senseless fellow take, though she offered him his chance, dead sick of her man on the right- not a word did he have in ordinary civility- he was a burning disgrace to the chivalry of Erin.

She would certainly be snapped up by a man merely yawning to take the bite. And theres another opportunity gone for the old country!--ones family to boot! Those two were in the...



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