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Book Title: Cecilia; Or Memoirs of an Heiress. by the Author of Evelina. the Fourth Edition. in Five Volumes.|
The author of the book: Fanny Burney
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 571 KB
Edition: General Books
Date of issue: January 15th 2012
ISBN 13: 9780217820929
Read full description of the books Cecilia; Or Memoirs of an Heiress. by the Author of Evelina. the Fourth Edition. in Five Volumes.:This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1784. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Mr Arnott, who was yet more cruelly afflicted at it; but though they conversedupon the subject by every opportunity, they were equally unable to relate any success from their efforts, or to devise any plan more likely to ensure it. chap. iv. A Mistake. mean time young Delvile failed not to honour Cecilia's introduction of him to Mr Harrel, by waiting upon that gendeman as soon as the ill effects of his accident at the Pantheon permitted him to leave his own house. Mr Harrel, though just going out when he called, was desirous of being upon good terms with his family, and therefore took him up stairs to present him to his; lady, and invited him to tea and cards the next evening. Cecilia, who was with Mrs Harrel, did not fee him without emotion; which was not much lessened by the task of thanking him for his assistance at the Pantheon, and enquiring how he had himself fared. No sign, however, of emotion appealed in return, turn, either when he sirst addressed, or afterwards answered her: the look of solicitude with which she had been so much struck when they last parted was no longer discernable, and the voice of sensibility which had removed all her doubts, was no longer to be heard. His general ease and natural gaiety were again unruffled; and though he had never seemed really indifferent to her, there was not the least appearance of any added partiality. Cecilia felt an involuntary mortisication as she observed this change; yet, upon reflection, she still attributed his whole behaviour to his mistake with respect to her situation, and therefore wasbutthe more gratisied by the preference he occasionally betrayed. The invitation for the next evening wasaccepted; and Cecilia, for once, felt no repugnance to joining the company. Young Delvile again was in excellent ...
Read information about the authorAlso known as Frances Burney and, after her marriage, as Madame d’Arblay. Frances Burney was a novelist, diarist and playwright. In total, she wrote four novels, eight plays, one biography and twenty volumes of journals and letters.
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