An Alpine Tale; Suggested by Circumstances Which Occurred Towards the Commencement of the Present Century Volume 1

An Alpine Tale; Suggested by Circumstances Which Occurred Towards the Commencement of the Present Century Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1823 edition. Excerpt: ...she had never. before experienced, she fell upon her knees, and besought--in accents, broken indeed, but which ascended not unaccepted to the throne of grace--the God of the aged La Roche to be her God: that she might live, as he had lived; and, when the eventful hour arrived wherein she was to be laid unto her fathers, that she might be enabled, with the same joyful anticipation that had animated him, to commend her spirit into the hands of her 'Redeemer. Thus, ' with groanings which could not be uttered, ' but which, perfumed with the sweet incense of a Savi0ur's intercessions, went up as a memorial before God, and were, doubtless, registered in heaven, did she dedicate herself to him, ' whose service is perfect freedom, ' and ' before whom a book of remembrance is written for them that fear him, and think upon his name.' Recollecting, at this moment, the parcel which her kind friend had so solemnly committed to her custody (for till now, in the agitation arising from recent circumstances, it had escaped her memory), she took it from her scrutoire. It had been folded up with religious care, and exhibited unequivocal'indications of the value it had borne in his estimation. With a degree of natural anxiety she opened it. Within the envelope was a case, so exactly fitted as to exclude every thing external, on which ' Anna' was ingeniously cyphered--a name, she knew, dear to the deceased. Though not incurious concerning the issue of her search, yet, from the character of the venerable donor, she was perhaps not greatly surprised on discovering its contents to be a Bible--the same, which she had more than once seen under the pillow, and in the hands, of their late revered...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236916611
  • 9781236916617