Heraline, Or, Opposite Proceedings Volume 2

Heraline, Or, Opposite Proceedings Volume 2

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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. 1821 edition. Excerpt: ... comparative freedom from evil, she could not look back on her residence in this lovely country, without sensible regret in abandoning it; and embellished as it had been, by such valuable and interesting connexions, it was still more endeared to her. Even at a time of year which did not permit the enchanting landscapes to exert all their spells, she every hour felt it more diflicult to say, ' Farewell.' She made use of her restlessness to increase it, by reviiting all those places that could most prevent her acquieseing in her own decisions, and found them, even when skeletons, still lovely. Standing on the grand promontory of Wyndclifl-, and looking down on the Wye and the Severn, now unveiled by foliage, --the one pursuing its broad straight course in dignified composure--the other, narrow, impetuous--in one spot, rushing forward--in another, meandering with frequent retrogradation--peeping here, shining there, as the clouds pass over it--now_ skulking behind eminences--now avowing itself in low meadows--fantastic, coy, playful--but always attractiveand at last, when within a certain approximation of the masterstream now benignly bending towards it, assuming a more straight and determined channel till distinction is lost in union '.--she could not, in contemplating this emblematic scenery, but wish it typical of her fate.--She was willing to acknowledge any dissimilarity unfavourable to herself, between the sinuosities of the tributary stream, and her own past aberrations--but she saw a fate which she wished her own--and, to her surprise, found that her tears regretted for her that it was not. She turned away, and as she walked towards her carriage, told herself how pretty what she had been surveying, would appear in an...show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236878078
  • 9781236878076