Bentley's Miscellany Volume 9

Bentley's Miscellany Volume 9

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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. 1841 edition. Excerpt: ...the cellar under the Parliament House, and 'ascertain whether anything has happened to Guy Fawkes. My heart misgives"me_ about him, and I reproachmyself that I haveiallowed 'him to incur this peril alone." -1 '-" " Guy Fawkes is arrested," said a voice hear them, " and is at this moment under examination before the King." " " It is Tresham who speaks," cried Catesby, ." secure hitn."'. ' The' injunction was instantly i-obeyed.-Tresham"wa'.s' seized, and several weapons ' inted against his breast. He did not', however, appear to:, '_dismayed', but so an as couldrbe discerned in the obscurity, seemed to maintain great boldness of demeanour. "-' ' t r'-'-' t ' " " I have' again ventured among you at the hazard of my life," he said, in a firm tone, " to give you this most important intelligence; and am requited, as I have ever been of late, with menaces and violence. Stab me, and see whether my death will avail you in this extremity. I am in equal danger with yourselves; and whether I perish by your hands, or by those of the executioner, is of little moment." " Let me question him before we avenge ourselves upon him," said Catesby to Rookwood. " How do you know that Guy Fawkes is a prisoner P " " I saw him taken," replied Tresham, "and esteem myself singularly fortunate that I escaped the same fate. Though excluded from further share in the project, I could not divest VOL. IX. z myself of a strong desire to know how matters were going on, and I resolved to visit the cellar secretly at midnight. As I stealthily approached it, I...show more

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  • Paperback | 350 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 626g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236899962
  • 9781236899965