Glenarvon; In Three Volumes Volume N . 3

Glenarvon; In Three Volumes Volume N . 3

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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. 1816 edition. Excerpt: ...if you'have mercy. These were the last words he addrest to the nurse as he hurried from her presence. /' O man, how weak and impotent is thy nature! Thou can st hate, and love, and kiss the lips of thy enemy, and strike thy dagger into the bosom of a friend. Thou can st command thousands, and govern empires; but thou can st not rule thy stormy passions, nor alter the destiny that leads thee on. And could Avondale thus weep for an ungrateful wife? Let thoe who live long enough in this cold world to feel its heartlessness, answer such enquiry. Whatever she had-r WI in uence us in the same degree. It has been said, that although our feelings are less ac'ute"in rnaturer age than in youth, yet the young mind will sdonest recover from the blow that falls heaviest upon it. "I.n'.thal season of our life, weghave it in bar power, itissaid, in a measure to"i'e'pai.r the'losses which we have sustained, But these are "the opinions 'of'the aged, whosepulse beats low-whose reasohing powers can pause, and weigh and pieai sure out' the aifections of others. ' Iii youth these losses afi ect'. the very seat of life and reason, chill the warm blbod in its rapid current, unnerve every alsre of the frame, and cause the phrenzy of despair.. The dukeiwas calm; but Lord Avon, dale felt with bitterness his injury and his loss. The sovereign who has set his seal to the sentence of death passed upon the traitor who had betrayed him, ofttimes in after-life has turned to regret the friend, the companion he has lost. She was consigned to me when pure. and better than those who now upbraid her. I had the guidance of her; and...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236607120
  • 9781236607126