Chetwynd Calverley New Edition, 1877
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Chetwynd Calverley New Edition, 1877

By William Harrison Ainsworth
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  • CHETWYND CALVERLEY
  • 1877
  • CHETWYND CALVERLEY.
  • INTRODUCTION.—THE YOUNG STEPMOTHER.
  • I. OUSELCROFT.
  • II. TERESA.
  • III. MR. CALVERLEY.
  • IV. FATHER AND SON.
  • V. THE OLD BUTLER.
  • VI. SELF-EXAMINATION.
  • VII. TERRIBLE SUSPICIONS.
    • |In half a minute more they were in the old room upstairs.
  • VIII. DEATH OF MR. CALVERLEY.
    • END OF THE INTRODUCTION
  • BOOK THE FIRST—MILDRED.
  • I. SUITORS.
    • |Mrs. Calverley had been nearly a year a widow.
  • II. SIR BRIDGNORTH CHARLTON.
  • III. INQUIRIES.
  • IV. PORTRAITS.
    • |The more Sir Bridgnorth saw of Mildred, the better pleased he was with her.
  • V. THE POCKET-BOOK.
  • VI. BRACKLEY HEATH.
  • VII. CAPTAIN DANVERS.
    • |I hope you have lost nothing, ladies?" cried the stranger.
  • VIII. BRACKLEY HALL.
  • IX. LADY BARFLEUR.
  • X. THE GALLERY.
  • XI. WHAT PASSED IN THE GARDEN.
    • |Do you know, Mrs. Calverley, I have never been at your place, Ouselcroft, and I hear it's uncommonly pretty."
  • XII. BRACKLEY MERE.
    • |By this time, all traces of tears had disappeared, and Emmeline's dark eyes looked lustrous as ever.
  • XIII. PURSUIT OF THE GIPSIES.
  • XIV. THE BLOODHOUND.
  • XV. THE DEERHOUNDS.
    • |Meanwhile, Sir Leycester had not been idle.
    • END OF THE FIRST BOOK
  • BOOK THE SECOND—THE HEIRESS OF BRACKLEY HALL.
  • I. THE LAST OF THE OLD CHESHIRE SQUIRES.
  • II. A CONSULTATION.
    • |About a week after the funeral, Sir Bridgnorth Charlton rode over to Brackley Hall, in fulfilment of his promise to call on Mildred.
  • III. CHETWYND'S LETTER.
  • IV. HOW THE DIREFUL NEWS WAS RECEIVED BY MRS. CALVERLEY; AND HOW SIR BRIDGNORTH VOLUNTEERED TO MAKE INQUIRIES AS TO ITS TRUTH.
    • END OF THE SECOND BOOK
  • BOOK THE THIRD—WALTER LIDDEL.
  • I. ON WESTMINSTER BRIDGE.
  • II. THE HOUSE IN SPENCER'S KENTS.
  • III. INTRODUCES MR. TANKARD, MR. LAEKINS, AND MR. PLEDGER DAPP.
  • IV. SIGEBERT SMART.
    • |Before going out to his work, Hartley had a little talk in private with Walter.
  • V. ROMNEY.
  • VI. ROSE HARTLEY.
    • |Rose Hartley was just nineteen, and had all the freshness and bloom of youth.
  • VII. TOM TANKARD.
  • VIII. AS A FOOTMAN.
  • IX. IN WHICH MISS CLOTILDE TRIPP AND MISS FLORA SICKLE-MORE MAKE THEIR APPEARANCE.
    • |Not long after Sigebert's departure, Mr. Higgins, Lady Thicknesse's butler, arrived, and was cordially welcomed by Mr. Tankard.
  • X. SUPPER.
    • |After a brief conference with Pledger Dapp, Mr. Tankard returned with Higgins to the company.
    • THE END OF THE THIRD BOOK
  • BOOK THE FOURTH—PROBATION.
  • I. THE FIRST STEP.
    • |We will now return to Brackley Hall, where we shall find the two young ladies.
    • "B. C."
  • II. THE SECOND ORDEAL.
    • |Mrs. Calverley had arrived, and they found her in the drawing-room.
  • III. THE RETURN TO OUSELCROFT.
    • |Three days afterwards, Chetwynd, accompanied by Captain Danvers, came to Ouselcroft.
  • IV. WHICH OF THE TWO?
    • |Captain Danvers had never before been to Ouselcroft, and was charmed with the place.
  • V. HOW CAPTAIN DANVERS WAS THROWN OVER BY BOTH LADIES.
  • VI. MRS. CALVERLEY RENDERS CHETWYND AN IMPORTANT SERVICE.
  • VII. HOW CHETWYND AND EMMELINE PLIGHTED THEIR FAITH IN THE OLD CHAPEL.
    • |No persuasion on Emmeline's part would induce Mildred to go to Brackley that day, nor would she bid Captain Danvers adieu.
  • VIII. THE HAUNTED BOOM.
    • |The day, as previously stated, had been fine, but exceedingly sultry, and the sunset portended thunder.
  • IX. WHAT PASSED BETWEEN CAPTAIN DANVERS AND MRS. CALVERLEY IN THE GARDEN.
    • |After the stormy night came a magnificent day.
  • X. AN INVITATION TO TOWN.
    • |Next day a letter was forwarded to Emmeline from Brackley.
    • END OF THE FOURTH BOOK
  • BOOK THE FIFTH—LADY THICKNESSE.
  • I. IN WHICH CHETWYND LEARNS HOW A QUARREL HAS TAKEN PLACE BETWEEN ROSE AND HARRY NETTERVILLE.
    • |After he had dined, Chetwynd took a hansom cab and drove to Lambeth.
  • II. HARRY NETTERVILLE'S JEALOUS RAGE.
  • III. LORD COURLAND.
  • IV. A VIEW OF THE RING ROAD.
  • V. LORD COURLAND CONTINUES UNDECIDED.
    • |While Tom and his fair friends were pursuing their course, Chetwynd and the two young ladies were quitting the gay scene.
  • VI. LADY THICKNESSE HAS A CONFERENCE WITH SCROPE.
  • VII. THE VISIT TO MRS. HARTLEY'S.
  • VIII. HOW HARRY NETTERVILLE FOUND ROMNEY.
  • IX. CAPTAIN DANVERS ARRIVES IN BELGRAVE SQUARE.
  • X. MRS. CALVERLEY MAKES AN IMPORTANT CONQUEST.
  • XI. LADY THICKNESSE CONSULTS SIR BRIDGNORTH.
    • |Lord Courland did not call on that morning; but Scrope did, and had a private conference with Lady Thicknesse in her boudoir.
  • XII. ANOTHER EXPLANATION.
    • |Meanwhile, another explanation took place in the drawing-room between Mrs. Calverley and Emmeline.
  • XIII. A SOIREE DANSANTE.
    • |A party was to be given that evening at the house in Belgrave Square; but below stairs, not above.
  • XIV. AN UNPLEASANT INQUIRY.
    • |Next morning, about eleven o'clock, Chetwynd found his way, as usual, from the "Grosvenor Hotel" to the house in Belgrave Square.
  • XV. EVIDENCE IN CHETWYND's FAVOUR.
  • XVI. LORD COURLAND PROPOSES TO MRS. CALVERLEY.
    • END OF THE FIFTH BOOK
  • BOOK THE SIXTH—THE CLAUSE IN MR. CALVERLEY'S WILL.
  • I. OLD NOBBIS QUESTIONS LAURA.
    • |Carriages, ordered by telegraph, were waiting for the ladies at Chester, and conveyed them to their respective destinations.
  • II. THE CABINET.
  • III. HOW THE WILL WAS FOUND.
  • IV. A LETTER PROM LORD COURLAND.
  • V. SHOWING WHAT MRS. CALVERLEY'S DRESSING-BOX CONTAINED.
  • VI. POISON IN THE CUP.
  • VII. PANGS OP REMORSE.
  • VIII. HARRY NETTERVILLE AND TOM TANKARD APPEAR AT OUSELCROFT.
    • |Mrs. Calverley found Chetwynd in the library with the two young men, who bowed very respectfully as she made her appearance.
  • IX. THE ATTEMPTED ABDUCTION.
  • X. HOW MILDRED RECOVERED.
    • |On going over to Brackley next morning, Mrs. Calver-ley found Mildred much better, and decidedly out of danger.
  • XI. MORE LETTERS.
    • |Next morning, several letters arrived at Ouselcroft, and were brought by Laura to Mrs. Calverley's dressing-room.
  • XII. LORD COURLAND ARRIVES AT OUSELCROFT.
    • |When Lord Courland and Scrope Danvers arrived later in the day, a very pretty picture was presented to them.
  • XIII. A DANCE ON THE LAWN.
  • XIV. HOW MRS. CALVERLEY PASSED THE NIGHT.
  • XV. HOW DOCTOR SPENCER WAS SENT FOR.
  • XVI. CHETWYND MAKES COMMUNICATION TO SIR BRIDGNORTH.
  • XVII, DOCTOR SPENCER.
  • XVIII. DOCTOR SPENCER HAS AN INTERVIEW WITH CHETWYND.
  • XIX. WHAT PASSED BETWEEN LORD COURLAND AND MR. CARTERET.
  • XX. THE PARTING BETWEEN TERESA AND LORD COURLAND.
    • |Left alone, Lord Courland did not feel by any means satisfied with what he had done.
  • XXI. HOW MRS. CALVERLEY MADE HER WILL.
  • XXII. CHETWYND IS SUMMONED TO HIS SISTER'S ROOM, AND IS SENT BY HER TO TERESA.—THEIR INTERVIEW.
    • |Meanwhile, Chetwynd had been summoned by Rose, and a very touching spectacle met his gaze as he entered his sister's chamber.
  • XXIII. SIR BRIDGNORTH PROPOSES TO LADY THICKNESSE, AND IS ACCEPTED.
  • XXIV. THE RACE BETWEEN ZEPHYRUS AND TOM TANKARD.
  • XXV. CAPTAIN DANVERS BRINGS DISTRESSING NEWS.
  • XXVI. TERESA'S CONFESSION.
  • XXVII. A MONTH LATER.
  • XXVIII. ALL IS SETTLED.
  • XXIX. CONCLUSION.
    • THE END.
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