The House of Ravensburg

The House of Ravensburg

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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. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...Are one Man, shadowed by one awful guilt, One suffering, one freedom charged with doom Unfathomable, more righteous than our right, Than wisdom wiser, loving more than love. All we name Nature sundereth evermore From her All-Father; re-absorbed for ever, Abideth reconciled; yet ours the sin, That must be purged and punished ere the end. But I rebel. I writhe impaled! Yea, curse, I Accuse thee, Heaven! Why visit upon him The sins of his forefathers, and my own?... I moan; I grope in blindness! Yet I know The award for justice, and embrace my pain!... (Vho, while she folded her white wings on earth A moment, was called Constance, ) my sweet child, Nurtured in shrines of holiness and love, Vould soar in spirit from our earth to heaven, Dwelling there in pure light above us all! I may not even clasp thee in mine arms For consolation; in me there is none! Ill's instrument, I am unprofitable For any good! Ah, could I speak one word Of what my soul desires to him! I yearn Over the child in vain! O Saviour, Christ! RALPH (mutters to himself Thou, father--thou hast done this! Thou hast slain My mother! Me thou plungest in the deep! Behold the inheritance thou hast bequeathed! Shall I curse thee for it? Phantom of Sig. (speaks audibly). Ralph, beloved, no! RALPH, turning with a shudder, sees the Apparition, and stands petrified for a moment; then flies over the open space towards the castle. The Figure, wringing its hands, disappears. SCENE V.--The Great Hall of the Castle, as before: the same night. RALPH enters and paces it, with moonlight streaming in at the oriel windows. Rahh. What sound was that? Athwart the distant pane A wind-waved cedar brushed with shadowy bough! The Phantom of SIGISMUNI) appears afar of by an oriel. What awful...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236906241
  • 9781236906243