The Heart of Midlothian; And Castle Dangerous Volume 1-4
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. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...answer to that name ony mair, and never see mair of a wicked world." The attendant on the hospital arranged her in her bed as she desired, with her face to the wall and her back to the light. So soon as she was quiet in this new position, she began again to sing in the same low and modulated strains, as if she was recovering the state of abstraction which the interruption of her visitants had disturbed. The strain, however, was different, and rather resembled the music of the Methodist hymns, though the measure Bf the song was similar to that of the former': When Faith hath chased cold Doubt away, And Hope but sickens at delay, -" When Charity, imprisou'd here, Longs for a more expanded sphere, Dofl' thy robes of sin and clay; Christian, rise, and come away." The strain was solemn and affecting, sustained at it was by the pathetic warble of a voice which had naturuiy been a fine one, and which weakness, if it diminished its power, had improved in softness. Archibald, though a follower of /the court, and a pococurante by profession, was confused, if not affected; the dairy-maid blub-Y bered; and Jeanie felt the tears rise spontaneously to her eyes. Even the nurse, accustomed to all _modes in which the spirit can pass, seemed considerably moved. The patient was /evidently growing weaker, as was intimated by an apparent difliculty of breathing, which seized her from time to time, and by the utterance of low listless moans, intimating that nature was succumbing in the last conflict. But the spirit of melody, which must originally have so strongly possessed this unfortunate young woman, seemed, at every interval of ease, to. triumph over her pain and weakness. And it was remarkable, that there could always be...
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