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part."

"I am aware of whom you speak; the awkward angular girl we
all saw at Rome, and that young gentleman called the Tizziana."

" She is certainly no longer awkward, nor angular, now, if she
were once so, which I do not remember. She is a model of grace
and symmetry, and as much more beautiful than that picture as
colour, expression, and movement are better than a lifeless image."

" There is the fervour of a lover in your words, Cecil," said she,
smiling faintly.

"It is not often I am so forgetful," muttered he; "but so it
is, our cousiuship has done it all, Maude. One revels in expansive-
ness with his own, and I can speak to you as I cannot speak to
another."

" It is a great flattery to me."

" In fact, I feel that at last I have a sister — a dear and loving
spirit who will give to true friendship those delightful traits of pity
and tenderness, and even forgiveness, of which only the woman's
nature can know the needs."

Lady Maude rose slowly, without a word. Nothing of heightened



Online LibraryCharles James LeverLord Kilgobbin : a tale of Ireland in our own time → online text (page 38 of 48)