The Infidel; A Story of the Great Revival Volume 1

The Infidel; A Story of the Great Revival Volume 1

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...wife's face," he said. The man obeyed, and followed the apothecary. Husband and wife were alone. "On your knees, ToI1ia--so, with your face towards the light," Kilrush said eagerly. "So, so, love. I want to see your eyes. You are my wife, Tonia, my wife for ever--in life and after life. This perishing clay will be hidden from your sight to-m'orrow--t/iis Kilrush will cease to be--but--" striking his breast passionately, "there is something here that will live--the mind of the man who loved you--and who dies despairing--the martyr of his insensate pride." He grasped her hands in both his own, looking into her eyes with a wild intensity that touched the boundaryline of madness; but she did not shrink from him. That wasted countenance, leaden with the dull shadow of death, was for her the dearest thing on earth, the only thing she was conscious of in this last hour. "Tonia, do you understand?" he gasped, struggling to recover breath. "I have married you to make you mine beyond the grave. It would be the agony of hell to die and leave you to another. You are mine by this bond. I have given you all a dying lover can give--my name, my fortune. Swear that you will be true to me, that you will never give yourself to another man. That you will be my wife--mine only---till the grave unites us, and that you will lie by my side when life is done, the vault by the Shannon your only wedding-bed. Promise me never to bless another with your love." "Never, never, never, upon my honour," she said, with a depth of earnestness that satisfied him. "On your honour--yes, for your honour means something. If the spirits of the dead are free, I shall be near you. If you...show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236955633
  • 9781236955630