Archaologische Aufsatze

Archaologische Aufsatze

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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. 1845 edition. Excerpt: ...superstition and love-madness.' 'I should have added a third curse, --pride, aunt," I could not help replying. 'Henry, ' said she, pursing her thin lips, "you have the obstinacy and the courage of your race, that is to say, you have the obstinacy and the courage of ten ordinary men, and yet a man you are not--a man you will never be, if strength of character, and self-mastery and power to withstand the inevitable trials of life, go to the making of a man.' 'Pardon me, aunt; but such trials as mine are beyond your comprehension.' 'Are they, boy?" said she. "This fancy of yours for an insignificant girl--this boyish infatuation which with any other young man of your rank would have long ago exhausted itself and been forgotten--is a passion that absorbs your life. And I tremble for you: I tremble for the house you represent." But I saw by the expression on my mother's face that my aunt had now gone too far. 'Prue, ' she said, "your tremblings concerning my son and my family are, I assure you, gratuitous. Such trembling as the case demands you had better leave to me. My heart tells me I have been very wrong to that poor child, and I would give much to know that she was found and that she was well." I set out to walk to my hotel, wondering how I was to while away the long night until sleep should come to relieve me. Suddenly I remembered D'Arcy, and my promise to call upon him. I changed my course, and hailing a hansom drove to the address he had given me. When I reached the door I found, upon looking at my watch, that it was late--so late that I was dubious whether I should ring the bell. I remembered, however, that he told me how very late his hours were, and I rang. On sending in my card I was shown at once into the studio, and after threading...show more

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  • Paperback | 154 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 286g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236898311
  • 9781236898319