Cours de Literature Anglaise, Ou Choix de Morceaux Tires Des Meilleurs Prosateurs Contemporains; Washington Irving, W. Scott, F. Cooper, Cap. Marryat ...

Cours de Literature Anglaise, Ou Choix de Morceaux Tires Des Meilleurs Prosateurs Contemporains; Washington Irving, W. Scott, F. Cooper, Cap. Marryat ...

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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. 1840 edition. Excerpt: ... Mine own arm. u Ha! this is impiousl None so presuming may enter into these privileged sports. The hurried exclamation of the herald was accompanied by a general stir, such as denotes sudden and strong emotion in a multitude. The children of the republic are protected by an even hand, observed the venerable prince. lt formeth our just pride, and blessed St. Mark forbid that aught resembling vain glory should be uttered! but it is truly our boast that we know no difference between our subjects of the islands, or those of the Dalmatian coast; between Padua, or Candia; Corfu, or St. Giorgio. Still it is not permitted for any to refuse the intervention of the saints. i Name thy patron, or quit the place, continued the observant herald, anew. The stranger paused, as it he looked into his mind, and then he answered, San Giovanni of the Wilderness. Thou namest one of blessed memory! I name him who may have pity on me in this living desert. The temper of thy soul is best known to thyself, but this reverend rank of patricians, yonder brilliant show of beauty, and that goodly multitude, might claim another name. Take thy place. While the herald proceeded to take the names of three or four more applicants, all gondoliersin private service, a murmur ran through the spectators, which proved how much their interest and security had been awakened by the replies and appearance of the two last competitors. In the mean time, the young nobles, who entertained those who came last, began to move among the throng of boats, with the intention of making such manifestations of their gallant desires and personal devotion as suited the customs and opinions of the age. The list was now proclaimed...show more

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  • Paperback | 122 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 231g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236806557
  • 9781236806550