The Daughters of Isenberg; A Bavarian Romance Volume 4

The Daughters of Isenberg; A Bavarian Romance Volume 4

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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. 1810 edition. Excerpt: ... affections andfickle conduct had alike hurried to a premature grave her first and second love;--the annihilator of the happiness of the amiable Countess de Mornie and her lord---the blighter of the once fair prospects of their excellent son--the enjoyer of possessions, which, but for claims that were at least dubious, would by right have descended to that-'or Issusnne. 211 hapless youth-and the nephew of D'Aubry ' was--himself! Himself--endowed by nature with a soul proudly alive to the slightest stain of dishonor--preferring death to even the faintest shade of disgrace., Yes!---he was indeed that ill-fated child, born, as it should seem, to perpetuate the memory Of the bloody' history of his erring mother. ' I " Well might that mother have buried herself in the profonndest solitude, from that dreadful epocha--Well might she have rejoiced at the approach of that hour which.covered with the impenetrable veil of death, ere the ignominy of his birth reached the knowledge of her unsuspicious son. Unhappy son!--marked out, as he believed, as an 'object fit to be pointed at by " the slow moving finger of scorn," as the usurper of they rights of others: -as at bnce the representative and the disgrace N0!--imagination cannot paint the complicated, the overwhelming feelings with which the finely-tempered s0ul'of Villerose first received the impression that he was at once stripped of all that honorable respectability to _which he had hitherto 'believed his claims indisputable. i The assertion of the Count D' Aubry, uttered with all the galling bitterness of marked contempt--tha_t disgrace and infamy were his inheritance, still vibrated on his ear, and made him hateful to himself'--for to wash out more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236485467
  • 9781236485465