Father Eustace; A Tale of the Jesuits Volume 2

Father Eustace; A Tale of the Jesuits Volume 2

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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. 1847 edition. Excerpt: ...in himself and her, (for he saw her love, though he failed to see the heavenly purity that was mixed with it, ) the madness which had seized upon them, he found but little consolation in it. For had he not already committed the sin of disobedience? And did not this so far outweigh all other sins, as to make them seem light in the balance; and every effort, however powerful, however successful, to conquer them, as valueless as a baby's wooden sword, with which he beats down flies? The glance of passion faded into the cold and paralyzing glare of abject, spiritless despair. But Juliana saw it not. That one short look, before the meteor was changed to ashes, was enough to make her bend her eyes upon the earth. She dared not look at him again, but stood trembling, like a bird that has received a shaft, uncertain whether it can fly away, or no. In what manner the unhappy Father Eustace might have displayed the sense of his own lost condition, and of hers, had nothing crossed his spirit that could assuage its anguish, it is impossible to guess, and needless to inquire; for at the very moment when he felt as if the only wish his soul could form was that the earth might yawn, and swallow him into the blessed night of eternal unconsciousness--at that very moment, he remembered that, with his last instructions, he had received one terrible command, which, even while bending low before the awful glance of Scaviatoli, he had ventured to promise to himself should never, never be obeyed. But now he thought of this as of the one only help that Providence had left him. That which he had before shrunk from with abhorrence, he now contemplated with a spirit of hope, so fixed and firm, as once more to give him something like masterdom over himself; and no sooner had...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236582047
  • 9781236582041