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Title:  Lady Rose’s Daughter

Author:  Mrs. Humphry Ward

Release Date:  October 18, 2004 [EBook #13782]

Language:  English

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[Illustration:  See page 122 “As though she listened still to words in her ears”]

Lady Rose’s Daughter

A Novel

By
Mrs. Humphry ward
Author of “Eleanor” “Robert Elsmere” etc. etc.

Illustrated by
Howard Chandler Christy

1903

Illustration
As though she listened still to words in her ears” . . . . Frontispiece

Lady Henry listened eagerly” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facing p. 30
“‘Indeed I will!’ Cried sir Wilfrid, and they walked on”. . . . . . .   52
Lady Henry gasped. She fell back into her chair” . . . . . . . . . .  100
He entered upon A merry scene” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  242
“‘For my rose’s child,’ he said, gently”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  254
Her hands clasped in front of her” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  356
She found herself kneeling beside him” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  480

LADY ROSE’S DAUGHTER

I

“Hullo!  No!—­Yes!—­upon my soul, it is Jacob!  Why, Delafield, my dear fellow, how are you?”

So saying—­on a February evening a good many years ago—­an elderly gentleman in evening dress flung himself out of his cab, which had just stopped before a house in Bruton Street, and hastily went to meet a young man who was at the same moment stepping out of another hansom a little farther down the pavement.

The pleasure in the older man’s voice rang clear, and the younger met him with an equal cordiality, expressed perhaps through a manner more leisurely and restrained.

“So you are home, Sir Wilfrid?  You were announced, I saw.  But I thought Paris would have detained you a bit.”

“Paris?  Not I!  Half the people I ever knew there are dead, and the rest are uncivil.  Well, and how are you getting on?  Making your fortune, eh?”

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