The H-- Family; Tralinnan; Axel and Anna; And Other Tales Volume 1

The H-- Family; Tralinnan; Axel and Anna; And Other Tales Volume 1

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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. 1844 edition. Excerpt: ...sometimes she pressed her hands tightly upon her breast, or clasped them together upon her brow with an expression of unutterable sutfering. Often her movements were so violent and so wild that it seemed to approach an outbreak of insanity. But as soon as our morning promenade was ended, and we drew-near home, she regained by degrees her reserved, cold, almost unnaturally stiff demeanour. One morning when we had sate upon a bench, she said hastily to me, " We sit in the sun, --is it not so? I feel its warmth. Let us seek the shade. I do not like the sun, and it has no part in me." VOL. 1. H I led her to a bench where a leafy hedge of lilachs kept of the beams of the sun. " It must be right beautiful to-day," said Elisabeth; " I think that I have never felt such a sweet air." And now she began to question me about the colour of flowers, about trees and birds, about all which surrounded us, beautiful, but for her invisible, and all this with a tone so mournfully gentle, so filled with quiet resignation, that a deep and inward emotion overcame my heart; and some tears, which I sought not to repress, fell from my eyes upon her hand, which rested in mine. She hastily withdrew it, saying, " You weep for me, you can feel compassion for me! Nobody should do so--nobody should pity me--nobody should deplore me, --I do not deserve it! You shall no longer be deceived in me--know me--detest me! This heart has wished to commit a crime---this head has committed a murder! I advance now--I know it--l feel it--t0wards death, but towards a quiet, almost easy death, far from shame and dishonour, ---and I had deserved to end my days by the hand of the executioner upon the gallows." I seemed at these words as if the...show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236837584
  • 9781236837585