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Disregard my post.
Lady Isabel Carlyle, a beautiful and refined young woman, leaves her hard-working lawyer-husband, Carlyle, and her infant children to elope with an aristocratic suitor, Francis Levison, after wrongfully suspecting and becoming jealous of her husband's friendship with Barbara Hare. However once abroad with Levison she realises he has no intention of marrying her, despite her having borne their illegitimate child. He deserts her, Lady Isabel is disfigured in a train accident and the child is killed. Following this Isabel is able to take the position of governess in the household of her former husband and his new wife allowing her to be close to her children but which also becomes a source of great misery. The pressure of keeping up a façade and being constantly reminded that her husband has moved on eventually physically weakens her. On her deathbed she tells all to Carlyle who forgives her.
SCENE I. — enrrChamber in 4. Table and 2 chairs, R. h.
Set door, r. h. 2 e.
Enter, c. d., Miss Cornelia and Dill.
Dill. -4pH*$* And so, Miss Corney, Mr. Carlyle will be
here to-day, and bring home his bride.
Miss C. (r. h.) His bride, indeed ! A pretty bride for him
to take, an Earl's daughter ! And I've no doubt she'll prove
as idle and extravagant as her worthless father. She'll waste
his means and bring him to beggary. "
Dill. I trust not, Miss Corney. But do you know I had
a notion when Mr. Carlyle left home he went to be married.
Miss C. You did, eh ? And Archibald never to tell me !
I who have been like a mother to him ! But I always thought
he loved that girl a great deal better than he should ; for
when he first took possession of East Lynne, she left some
gold-fish in his care, and when they died he made such a
fuss about them— oh ! I was so disgusted with such silly
nonsense ! However, I am glad that silly Barbara Hare
1 Bn't got him — after all the years she's been fishing for
him. A woman has no business to be always running after
a man— it aint decent. But I've made up my mind to make
East Lynne my home for the future. There's no use of
keeping up the expense of two establishments. Besides,
here I can watch over his interests, for I know she'll bring
him to beggary.
Dill. Well, I must go now, and prepare myself to meet
Mr. Carlyle and his lovely £>ride.