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The Black Familiars

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    Lucy Bethia Walford
General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1903 Original Publisher: Longmans Subjects: History / General Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to where you can select from more than a million books for free. Excerpt: CHAPTER IV. "will You, Or Will You Not, Woo And Wed My Daughter ? " I can smile, and murder while I smile : Can wet my cheeks with artificial tears, And frame my face to all occasions. -- Shakespeare. " Am I a Protestant ? Oh, certainly, madam: I would not for worlds run counter to my gracious Sovereign on such a point, let alone that I was brought up in that faith," quoth Sir Jasper, easily. " My mother, as you know, took kindly to it on her marriage into our family: and has, indeed, become so piously disposed of late, that we have a routine of observances which would delight Her Majesty -- more than it does her humble servant," he subjoined under his breath. " Gay gentlemen like not too many observances," threw out Lady Delaval, slily. She had noted the humorous protest on his brow. Sir Jasper shrugged his shoulders. He was not to be entrapped. " The Queen's Highness is doubtless passing devout," proceeded her ladyship, relapsing into solemnity, " and it behoves her courtiers," emphasizing the word, " to fall in with their liege lady's whim " -- for the life of her she could not keepthe scorn out of her voice -- " yet your mother, Sir Jasper, was not wont to pay such deference to courtly lead." " Nor does she now," interposed he, eagerly. " My mother, Lady Delaval, is a saint " he broke off short, ashamed of the genuine emotion he had betrayed. " A saint, Sir Jasper ? I thought you owned no saints in your calendar ? Nay, I know naught about it," cutting short reply. " But the little that has reached my ears of this new religio...  
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