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    Frederica Graham
Excerpt from book: CHAPTER XXIII. " This lady ? I would sooner trust the wind With feathers, or the troubled sea with pearl) Than her with anything. Believe her not." Beaumont And Fletcher. J APTAIN Murray had kept within what may be called the letter of the law. He had made no declaration, he had won no avowal of love, he had abstained even from seeking one token of regardj As the world judges, he had acted: honourably and uprightly. Neither did Maud blame him. The bright, peaceful dream was passed, the shadow-had taken' ite place, but youth, and hope, and faith were strong within her: she relied on Julian) believed in him, loved him with all the sublime truth, all the entire confidence, and:—must it be said ?—with all the blindness of an absorbing passion. It was hard to bear,.but yet the restraint-whichgradually crept over voice, look, and bearing, seemed natural: they were never alone, always surrounded by watchful eyes, yet ever and again some glance, word, or gesture, would reassure Maud's heart, and scatter to the winds of heaven the strange, heart-sickening forebodings, which, in the interval, would obtrude unbidden, and clamorously claim a hearing. She would not allow herself to be jealous, as was Herbert. He chafed visibly at every mark of preference accorded to Captain Murray by the lady of his love: there was nothing to take umbrage at in Julian's conduct, for half the times they were offered, Captain Murray did not accept the seat in the carriage, or avail himself of the privileges with which, as an invalid, Lady Louis chose to invest him. What Maud did envy was the coolness with which her fair ladyship would engross Captain Murray's conversation, and the ease with which she would summon him to her side, and keep him there, regardless of the very indifference, wh...   show more
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