The Festival of Mora; An Historical Romance Volume 4

The Festival of Mora; An Historical Romance Volume 4

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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. 1821 edition. Excerpt: ... Saver.dsio awaken 'ed 'Xavier from his dream of glory; with fear and trembling be traced the well known characters of his aunt Ingleburge, and his heart and his courage failed him;---he 'read, and tears blinded his eyes. Alas! the worn remnant of a well spent life was fast waning to' a close: de S.tiernhelm, in the last stage of mortal weakness, 'murmuring his name, craved but his presence, to yield in peace his spirit to the God who gave it. Xavier flew with the summons in his hand; he stood, panting, almost sobbing, in the presence of the administrator. Gus. tavus listened with sympathy and feeling; he knew the virtues of de Stiernhelm; he breathed the whispers of commendation into thejwounded bosom of interest: gratitude bound him to the philanthropist, to the Holy being, who spite of menaced danger, had sheltered him through the storm of his darkest fortune: when betrayed by an imagined friend, when duped by his own confiding nature, a woman, . the sister of de Stiernhelm, the aunt of Xavier, had spread qver him the mantle of salvation, had piloted him through. the whirlpools and quicksands of treachery. The church, the little sacristy, lived, as a monument, as a record of adamant in his brain and in his heart: and 'the bending form of the curate, his head of snow, his look of resignation, his smile of patience, his voice of sympathy, his pious reproofs, and his zealous admonitions, mingled in his most mournful, most tender reminiscences. It wasan impression which passeth not away; it was an interest which lived through every intricate vicissitude of his own eventful destiny; it was a claim of gratitude upon his warm and genial nature, which surpassing the ebullitions. of mere passion, defied the all-sweeping...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236823192
  • 9781236823199