By Stephanie Laurens, Kasey Michaels, Nicola Cornick
A girl of Expectations
Jack Lester seeks the proper bride—one who's beautiful and type, yet who additionally loves him despite his wealth. that's why he retains this trifling aspect hidden. but if Sophie Winterton enters his existence, believing he needs to marry into wealth to run his family's property, how will he persuade her that she is the girl he desires—and that he could be the husband she deserves?
Secrets of a Courtesan
Eve Nightingale suggestion she had positioned her prior as mistress to the Duke of Welburn at the back of her. but if the good-looking duke strolls into her small village, she unearths it demanding to maintain her secrets and techniques concealed…and to maintain her middle from stirring for him as soon as again.
How to Woo a Spinster
Still single at twenty-eight, woman Emmaline Daughtry has resigned herself to spinsterhood. Then Captain John Alistair arrives at her door—the very photo of the correct lover of her such a lot deepest desires. yet can a guy with a mystery and a girl who's by no means recognized love locate happiness jointly?
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OF GOD’S UNIVERSAL PROVIDENCE, RULING ALL, AND COMPRISING ALL. “Wherefore the great and mighty God; He that made man a reasonable creature of soul and body, and He that did neither let him pass unpunished for his sin, nor yet excluded him from mercy; He that gave, both unto good and bad, essence with the stones, power of production with the trees, senses with the beasts of the field, and understanding with the angels; He from whom is all being, beauty, form, and number, weight, and measure; He from whom all nature, mean and excellent, all seeds of form, all forms of seed, all motion, both of forms and seeds, derive and have being; He that gave flesh the original beauty, strength, propagation, form and shape, health and symmetry; He that gave the unreasonable soul, sense, memory, and appetite; the reasonable, besides these, fantasy, understanding, and will; He, I say, having left neither heaven, nor earth, nor angel, nor man, no, nor the most base and contemptible creature, neither the bird’s feather, nor the herb’s flower, nor the tree’s leaf, without the true harmony of their parts, and peaceful concord of composition: —It is in no way credible that He would leave the kingdoms of men and their bondages and freedom loose and uncomprised in the laws of His eternal providence.
Before I venture to say a word in distinct arrest of this judgment, I will give you a chart, as clear as the facts observed in the two previous lectures allow, of the state and prospects of the Saxons, when this violent benediction of conquest happened to them: and especially I would rescue, in the measure that justice bids, the memory even of their Pagan religion from the general scorn in which I used Carlyle’s description of the idol of ancient Prussia as universally exponent of the temper of Northern devotion.
Against the Pope’s collected masses, with St. Benedict, their contemplative but at first inactive general, stood the little army of Normans, —certainly not more than the third of their number—but with Robert Guiscard for captain, and under him his brother, Humphrey of Hauteville, and Richard of Aversa. Not in fear, but in devotion, they prayed the Pope ‘avec instance, ‘—to say on what conditions they could appease his anger, and live in peace under him. But the Pope would hear of nothing but their evacuation of Italy.
A Lady of Expectations and Other Stories by Stephanie Laurens, Kasey Michaels, Nicola Cornick