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A History of Pendennis, Volume 1

His fortunes and misfortunes, his friends and his greatest enemy

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Published: 1858
Language: English
Wordcount: 182,631 / 518 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 63.2
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 395
Added to site: 2011.06.18
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eland, my Emily's forefathers were kings of that country. I have the information from Mr. Costigan, who, like yourself, is a military man.

"It is in vain I have attempted to argue with my dear mother, and prove to her that a young lady of irreproachable character and lineage, endowed with the most splendid gifts of beauty and genius, who devotes herself to the exercise of one of the noblest professions, for the sacred purpose of maintaining her family, is a being whom we should all love and reverence, rather than avoid;--my poor mother has prejudices which it is impossible for my logic to overcome, and refuses to welcome to her arms one who is disposed to be her most affectionate daughter through life.

"Although Miss Costigan is some years older than myself, that circumstance does not operate as a barrier to my affection, and I am sure will not influence its duration. A love like mine, sir, I feel, is contracted once and for ever. As I never had dreamed of love until I saw her--I feel now that I

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