The Bachelors, and Other Tales

The Bachelors, and Other Tales

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1836 edition. Excerpt: ...As she grew weak, -the doctor read to her portions of Scripture daily, and such other works as she wished to hear read, but did not venture to allude to her situation, unless she commenced the conversation, for he never lost the awe he felt for the majesty of her virtues. She gradually sunk to the grave in peace, longing to leave this world of sorrow and be at rest. At her death, the professor promised that he would not leave the younger boys until they were fitted for the counting house or college, if Qod spared his life. He collected composure enough from her example, to sketch the character of his friend with great force and delicacy; but it was the last effort of his pen; he never again took Jt in hand, when this "was finished. He lingered along from day to day, for the space of about three months, and expired in an apoplectic fit, as it was said; but it was from the heart-break, a more common death than is generally imagined. He had left a sealed package for his son, as he called him, George Thornton, in which was found a will, bequeathing to his adopted child, his books, papers, and a pretty little fortune. The step dame, when she heard this, was in a rage, and advised her husband to bring in a bill against the estate, for many years board; but the Captain had too much sound sense, to be guided by such advice. Yet such was her indignation, that: t became uncomfortable for the heir to remain in his father's house; and he quit it for the tavern, in order to settie his estate in peace. He erected tomb stones over the graves of his mother, brother, and friend; and returned home no more until his step-dame had ceased to trouble the living. George Thornton has now this answer to the " Age of Reason," and the minute progress of belief...show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236582853
  • 9781236582850