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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. 1804 edition. Excerpt: ...Streams, and Flow'rs, and shady-Bow'rs, ' But those clear Streams, those Shades, those Fl0w'rs Could never boast a charm for me. 'Tis but at home our bliss is made, 'Tis there that limpid streams can please, "Tis there that more luxuriant Trees Afford a more delightful shade. What pleasures must the Shepherd prove, _Who ends his life where life began, Shares with his Fair the mortal span, Unchang'd his dwelling and his love i' It It was then the beginning of Summer; all the flocks of the plain were then, according to ' ancient usage, soon to leave the banks of the ' River, in order to seek in the mountains a climate less scorching, and a pasture of more refreshing verdure. The Sheep of Estella joined to those of her Lover, which Hilaric conveyed to him the next day, formed a very large flock. ' In:1 strange country, it was necessary thata Superintendant' should watch the Shepherds who were to tend it. Raymond during his life-time had always performed this journey; Margaret required of Nemorin that he should perform it in his stead.-" It is for thee, my Son," said she to him, " to 'preserve the property of thy Wife. Be"' sides, thy return hither, thy passion for Es tella, the marked attention which thou canst " not refrain from shewing her, might furnish " a pretext for calumny. ' Thou must go to a " distance, Nemorin. Conduct our Flocks to " the mountain; thou shalt return in the begin " ning of Autumn; Estella will have put off " her mourning habit; and your marriage ' ' shall be thy reward for thy obedience to my f' Counsels.'' ' This pmdent resolution of...
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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236754204
  • 9781236754202