Heroines of the Household. by the Author of 'The Heavenward Path'

Heroines of the Household. by the Author of 'The Heavenward Path'

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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. 1864 edition. Excerpt: ...and wine being disagreeable to her--Lady Murray attributes the permanence of the freshness of her complexion. She was also to the last an early riser, which doubtless had its effect in preserving the rose-bloom. The better days, for which they hoped, which would restore them to Polwarth, and, as she and her lover had decided between them, would make her mistress of Jerviswoode, at last came; but the dawn was chequered with clouds. Her father, her brother Patrick, and George Baillie, sailed with the Prince of Orange. But the fleet was dispersed, and driven back by a storm. When the disheartening news came, she hurried with her mother and sister from Utrecht to Helvoetsluys, to get tidings if possible. Three days of painful suspense passed, during which beds, chests, horses, &c, that had been thrown overboard to lighten the vessels, were constantly coming floating in, before the first ships with the Prince of Orange on board came in, but without any intelligence of the ship in which those dearest to them had sailed. We may imagine the agony of their despair, which, however, was soon turned into joy by their arrival safe and sound, though with the loss of all their baggage--no trifling matter to them in their circumstances. The fleet again set sail; and the news of the landing at Torbay, which filled many a broken 154 HONOURS BESTOWED ON SIR PATRICK. hearted exile with a delirium of joy, and was to raise their hroken fortunes to prosperity and honour, reached our exiles on a day on which they were bowed down with a sore and sudden affliction. That day Christian died unexpectedly of sore throat, the consequence of exposure in the open boat from Utrecht to Helvoetsluys. Her death was a bitter drop in the full cup of their prosperity--acutely felt...show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236573617
  • 9781236573612