"She seemed to have entered upon a new state of existence;--those fine springs of affection which had hitherto lain concealed, were now touched, and yielded to her a happiness more exalted than any her imagination had ever painted."
— Radcliffe [née Ward], Ann (1764-1823)
(I.ii, pp. 51-2; p. 23 in OUP edition)
Text from A Sicilian Romance. By The Authoress of The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne 2 vols. (London: Printed for T. Hookham, 1790). <Link to volume I, 2nd edition in Google Books><Volume II>
Reading in A Sicilian Romance, ed. Alison Milbank (Oxford and New York: OUP, 1993).