The Creole; Or, the Haunted Island Volume 1

The Creole; Or, the Haunted Island Volume 1

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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. 1796 edition. Excerpt: ...virtues. "Now, as industry, study, and ingenuity must be supposed to ob tr CHAP. XIII. THE TRAVELLERS ARE STOPT B.Y THE WAY. ARCONAH replied when G(c)2 min ceased speaking, " From what you have said, I may be allowed to believe that all men are naturally equal, and that the distinctions among them have arisen from a real superiority, either in talent or virtue, or some other direct and visible cause. I am therefore satisfied that subordination must reasonably exist, though I cannot so entirely approve of hereditary honours, as I do of hereditary wealth." "Honours," replied Cozmin, cannot be hereditary--titles and nominal nominal distinctions may; but it is Virtue alone which can ensure respect." In a short time they reached the skirts. of the city. As they walked on, their attention was arrested by an old man, who lay by the wayside, and had the appearance of so much dignity, united to his great age, as could not fail to excite the compassion of the two travellers. i-They stopped and regarded him for some time in silence. The old man T?as blind, and was so enfeebled by age, and oppressed by travel, that he had funk beneath the load of his years and his afflictions, and was unable to pursue his journey. A little boy sat by his side, weeping because they could go no farther, and because he could support the old man no longer. The blind man, who knew not that any one was near, after a silence of some minutes said, "Pedro boy, I mall die here, and thou wilt see me buried, I doubt not; perchance some friendly passenger will help thee make my grave, and lay my withered body in the earth; and thou wilt sing thy hymn to the virgin, or the song which I taught thee in Andalusia, as thou fheddest a tear, and coverest my.show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236585739
  • 9781236585738