'Held in bondage'; or, Granville de Vigne, by Ouida, Volume 3

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Page 293 - Entreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest I will go; thy people shall be my people and thy God my God.
Page 308 - O, how this spring of love resembleth The uncertain glory of an April day ; Which now shows all the beauty of the sun. And by-and-by a cloud takes all away ! Re-enter PANTHINO.
Page 201 - Pater noster qui es in coelis, sanctificetur nomen tuum : adveniat regnum tuum ; fiat voluntas tua sicut in coelo et in terra ; panem nostrum quotidianum, da nobis hodie ; et dimitte nobis debita nostra, sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris; et ne nos inducas in tentationem sed libera nos a main.
Page 201 - Pater noster, qui es in coelis; sanctificetur nomen tuum. Adveniat regnum tuum. Fiat voluntas tua, sicut in coelo et in terra. Panem nostrum quotidianum da nobis hodie. Et dimitte nobis debita nostra, sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris. Et ne nos inducas in tentationem — R. Sed libera nos a malo. — Amen.
Page 202 - Lo ! I forgive thee, as Eternal God Forgives : do thou for thine own soul the rest.
Page 301 - One wrote that who was more deeply skilled in the intricacies of the human heart, who saw more profoundly into the manifold varieties, the wayward and conflicting instincts of human life, than any by whom the world has since let itself be led and moulded. " Marred ?" How can the man fail to be so who chooses his yoke-fellow for life in all the blind haste, the crude taste of his earlier years, when taste in all things alters so utterly from youth to manhood? In what the youth of...
Page 302 - A few cecillades, a few waltzes, a few tete-a-tete, and he proposes. It is a pretty dream for a few months ; an easy yoke, perhaps, for a few years ; then gradually the illusions drop one by one, as the leaves drop from a shaken rose, loth, yet forced to fall. He finds her mind narrowed, bigoted, ill-stored, with no single thought in it akin to his own. What could he learn of it in those few morning calls, those few ball-room...
Page 95 - ... makes in God's sight a marriage tie holier than any man can forge, and one which no human laws can sever. What do I call fidelity ? I think it is to keep faithful through good report and evil report, through suffering and, if need be, through shame ; it is to credit no evil of the one loved from other lips, and if told that such evil is true by his own, to blot it out as though it never had been ; to keep true to him through all...
Page 149 - ... smooth brow, coral lips, long shining hair, and dark voluptuous eyes — another, yet the same, marked and ruined even then with the stain of the same virago passions. He gazed upon her, that dim and horrible memory struggling into birth by the light of the gas-lamp ; her bloodshot eyes looked up at him; and thus, after twenty years, Sabretasche and his faithless wife met once again in life. He gazed upon her as men in ancient days gazed on the horrible visage of the Medusa, fascinated with a...
Page 307 - ... and a book, to anything that would soothe the fagged nerves and ease the strain for an hour at least : but only for some miserable petty worry, some fresh small care ; to hear his wife going into mortal agonies because her youngest son has the measles, or bear the leer of the servants when they say " the tax-gatherer's called again, and, please, must he go away...

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