Henry of Guise; Or, the States of Blois

Henry of Guise; Or, the States of Blois

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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. 1840 edition. Excerpt: ...fly as fast as you may, for every breath is tainted." The tones of that voice were not to be mistaken, even before Charles of Montsoreau beheld the speaker; but, ere the last words were spoken, Marie de Clairvaut herself was at the top of the staircase, bearing a small lamp in her hand, and Charles of Montsoreau eagerly sprang up the steps. The lamp flashed upon the form and features which she bad not at first seen, and with a loud cry she darted forward to meet him. The next moment, however, nearly dropping the lamp, she rushed back, exclaiming, " Come not near, Charles! Dear, dear Charles, come not near! These hands, not twelve hours ago, have closed the eyes of the dead. The plague most likely is upon me now! " But before she could add more, the arms of Charles of Montsoreau were round her. " You have called me dear," he said, " and what privilege can be dearer than sharing your fate, whatever it may be? Dear, dear, dear Marie! oh, say those words again, and make me harry 1 " " But I fear for you, Charles," she said; " I fear for you. All are either dead or have fled and left me, and I shall see you die too, --you, you die also by the very touch, by the very breath, of one to whom you have restored life." " I fear not, Marie," answered Charles; "I fear not;and that is the safest guard. Certainly you shall not see me fly and leave you; and I fear not, either, that you will see death overtake me. But oh, if even it did, how sweet would death itself be, watched by that dear face, wept by those beloved eyes! " Marie bent down her head, and said nothing; but she strove no more against the arm that was cast round her; her hand remained in his, and the...show more

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  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 313g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236897137
  • 9781236897138