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A Face Illumined   By: (1838-1888)

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A Face Illumined

by E. P. Roe

Preface

As may be gathered from the following pages, my title was obtained a a number of years ago, and the story has since been taking form and color in my mind. What has become of the beautiful but discordant face I saw at the concert garden I do not know, but I trust that that the countenance it suggested, and its changes may not prove so vague and unsatisfactory as to be indistinct to the reader. It has looked upon the writer during the past year almost like the face of a living maiden, and I have felt, in a way that would be hard to explain, that I have had but little to do with its expressions, and that forces and influences over which I had no control were moulding character.

The old garden, and the aged man who grew young within it, are not creations, but sacred memories.

That the book may tend to ennoble other faces than that of Ida Mayhew, is the earnest wish of

E. P. Roe.

Cornwall on the Hudson, N. Y.

Contents

Chapter I: A Face..............................................11 Chapter II: Ida Mayhew.........................................22 Chapter III: An Artist's Freak.................................35 Chapter IV: A Parthian Arrow...................................42 Chapter V: Spite...............................................51 Chapter VI: Reckless Words and Deeds...........................60 Chapter VII: Another Feminine Problem..........................71 Chapter VIII: Glimpses of Tragedy..............................85 Chapter IX: Unexpectedly Thrown Together.......................96 Chapter X: Phrases too Suggestive.............................108 Chapter XI: A "Tableau Vivant"................................118 Chapter XII: Miss Mayhew is Puzzled...........................126 Chapter XIII: Nature's Broken Promise.........................137 Chapter XIV: A Revelation.....................................145 Chapter XV: Contrasts.........................................159 Chapter XVI: Out Among Shadows................................172 Chapter XVII: New Forces Developing...........................184 Chapter XVIII: Love Put to Work...............................195 Chapter XIX: Man's Highest Honor..............................203 Chapter XX: A Wretched Secret that Must be Kept...............209 Chapter XXI: A Deliberate Wooer...............................216 Chapter XXII: A Vain Wish.....................................225 Chapter XXIII: Jennie Burton's Remedies.......................232 Chapter XXIV: A Hateful, Wretched Life........................239 Chapter XXV: Half Truths......................................246 Chapter XXVI: Sunday Table Talk...............................251 Chapter XXVII: A Family Group.................................262 Chapter XXVIII: Rather Volcanic...............................268 Chapter XXIX: Evil Lives Cast Dark Shadows....................278 Chapter XXX: The Deliberate Wooer Speaks First................284 Chapter XXXI: An Emblem.......................................293 Chapter XXXII: The Dangers of Despair.........................303 Chapter XXXIII: "Hope Dies Hard"..............................311 Chapter XXXIV: Puzzled........................................324 Chapter XXXV: Desperately Wounded.............................335 Chapter XXXVI: Temptation's Voice.............................350 Chapter XXXVII: Voices of Nature..............................360 Chapter XXXVIII: A Good Man Speaks............................369 Chapter XXXIX: Van Berg's Escape..............................387 Chapter XL: Van Berg's Conclusions............................397 Chapter XLI: The Protestant Confessional......................403 Chapter XLII: The Corner Stone of Character...................424 Chapter XLIII: A "Heavenly Mystery"...........................435 Chapter XLIV: "The Garden of Eden"............................443 Chapter XLV: Problems Beyond Art..............................470 Chapter XLVI: A Resolute Philosopher... Continue reading book >>




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