A modern lover (Google eBook)

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Page 235 - God's holy ordinance; and thereto I plight thee my troth.
Page 234 - If any man can show just cause, why they may not lawfully be joined together, let him now speak, or else hereafter for ever hold his peace.
Page 337 - Caroline Bauer's name became in a mysterious and almost tragic manner connected with those of two men highly esteemed and well remembered in England Prince Leopold of Coburg, and his nephew, Prince Albert's trusty friend and adviser, Baron Stockmar.
Page 41 - ... to the roots of things, and, the basis of life being material and not spiritual, the analyst inevitably finds himself, sooner or later, handling what this sentimental age calls coarse.
Page 337 - Had the most daring of our sensational novelists put forth the present plain unvarnished statement of facts as a work of fiction, it would have been denounced as so violating all probabilities as to be a positive insult to the common sense of the reader. Yet strange, startling, incomprehensible as is the narrative which the author has here i evolved, every word of it is true.
Page 335 - This fact, to a French story-teller, appears, of course, a damnable restriction, and M. Zola would probably decline to take au sdrieux any work produced under such unnatural conditions. Half of life is a sealed book to young unmarried ladies, and how can a novel be worth anything that deals only with half of life?
Page 332 - It would be difficult to praise too highly the strength, truth, delicacy, and pathos of the incident of Gwynnie Lloyd, and the admirable treatment of the great sacrifice she makes.
Page 98 - He was delirious ; and when at last he fell asleep, it was only to dream strange dreams, in which marriage, divorce, and duels, were mixed up in the most preposterous confusion.
Page 340 - Can prose that's polished by the file, Like great Boisgobey's mysteries, Wet days and weary ways beguile, And man to living reconcile, Like these whose every trick we know ? The agony how high they pile, Miss Braddon and Gaboriau ! ENVOY. Ah, friend, how many and many a while They've made the slow time fleetly flow, And solaced pain and charmed exile, Miss Braddon and Gaboriau.

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