The Highlanders; A Tale Volume 3

The Highlanders; A Tale Volume 3

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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. 1824 edition. Excerpt: ...The most cold, withering, and desolating scepticism, had marked his entrance into the gay world. A pity for superstition, (as he chose to term it, )' went to lay all creeds level in one debasement of 'contempt-; and, itmay be, a lingering fear of 'retribution made ' him labour to eradicate from the minds ofothers all dread of those fearful pu uishments, which the event showed he could not eradicate from his own. As in his conduct he had laboured to dehase man to the level of the brulsetnso, by his principles, he laboured to make himself believe that he was nothing better than amere clod of the valley, a pe-' rishing and unaccountable portion of the soil. But to think of what'he might have been, and to reflect upon what he was, is humiliating as it regardsmankind, and, as it has reference to himself, dark, fearful and beyongl expression. Not the least guilty, and certainly one of the least justifiable of his projects, was the plan which he had laid for ruining-the daughter of Glenmore, at a time when he was living upon the hospitality of her father; when he knew that that father was in difficulties; when he was aflecting to relieve those difliculties; and when he was carrying on an under-plot for the ruin of her cousin. Nor was the enormity 'of the plan and the attempt the l'ess, that in the 'main plot he failed in the execution. In his case, de mortuis nil nisi bonum ceases to be a maxim of prudence. The suicide grave of Lord-Gerald is a fit place whence to preach a homily of warning to those, who, in admiration of his misdirected talents, might be 'led to imitate his mischie VOITS COlll'SS. CHAP. Vll. When rocking on the distant tide, Or roaming o'er the distant plain, We...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236889703
  • 9781236889706