The Cornhill Magazine, Vol. 19

The Cornhill Magazine, Vol. 19 : January to June, 1869 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Cornhill Magazine, Vol. 19: January to June, 1869 As I look back on the night that followed, it seems to me one of the saddest passages of my life. If I fell asleep it was to dream of the past, with all its exciting pleasures and delights, and then awaking suddenly, I found myself in this wretched, poverty-stricken room, where every object spoke of misery, and recalled me to the thought of a condition as ignoble and as lowly. I remember well how I longed for day-dawn, that I might get up and wander along the shore, and taste the fresh breeze, and hear the plash of the sea, and seek in that greater, wider, and more beautiful world of nature a peace that my own despairing thoughts would not suffer me to enjoy. And at the first gleam of light I did steal down, and issue forth, to walk for hours along the bay in a sort of enchantment from the beauty of the scene, that filled me at last with a sense of almost happi ness. I thought of Pauline, too, and wondered would she partake of the delight this lovely spot imparted to me 9 would she see these leafy woods, that hold mountain, that crystal sea, with its glittering sands many a fathom deep, as I saw them And if so, what a stimulus to labour and grow rich was in the thought. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Paperback | 796 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 40mm | 1,043g
  • English
  • 81 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243250746
  • 9780243250745