The Gain of a Loss; A Novel. by the Author of the Last of the Cavaliers.

The Gain of a Loss; A Novel. by the Author of the Last of the Cavaliers.

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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. 1866 edition. Excerpt: ...matter that the victim who depended upon his character for daily bread, or the man of genius who had bound up his life with his discovery, or the girl whose love was crushed under the heaps aforesaid, should starve, or break their hearts, or pine away in undeserved loss and scorn. Why should it? We are not our brother s keepers! So we lived on until Christmas, and then came the beginning of the end. One of the occupations in which sympathy with my father had somewhat interested Lionel was a certain History of our county, into which its reverend author had plunged almost immediately after our arrival, tempted to the rash act by the abundance of material which seemed ready to his hand. My father, being a scholar, had, I need hardly say, followed the nature of his kind, by selecting as a recreation a task considerably heavier than the simple intellectual exercise requisite to reach the brains of his flock. It must have been relaxation of a most bracing description if the remainder of the statue kept at all classical proportion with the lighter and more amusing paragraphs read aloud to me at various times. However, let me speak respectfully. They belong to Section I. Ecclesiastical, and it stood to common sense that gravity beseemed such themes. Archaeology had its turn next, but the social story of our pleasant southern land never saw the light. Ah me! how I am carried back among the fountains of bitter waters, into a waste and barren land! I will not speak of that yet. ' Now my father was in many ways a most popular man in all the parishes round, and had so rendered himself one with all who knew him, that his pleasures and his labours alike were their concern. A simple request to one of the men engaged in the restoration of a...show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 172g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236595335
  • 9781236595331