It May Be True (of III) Volume III

It May Be True (of III) Volume III

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Excerpt: ...good can come of it?" continued she, seeing he made no reply; "like you, I've had all that in my heart, until curses loud and bitter have followed one after another, heaped on those 165 who injured me, and yet I'm as far off from happiness as ever. I began to seek it when I was a young woman, and look! my hair is grey, and yet I have not found it; while the fierce anger, the strong will to return evil for evil, have faded from my spirit like the slow whitening of these grey hairs. There's only despair now, and hatred for those, for her who did me wrong." "Do we all hate as mercilessly as this? I feel that a look, a word of love would turn my heart from bitterness." "Then the injury has not been deep. I've lived here a lonely woman twenty years, and a look, a word, will sometimes call the fierce blood to my heart. When the injury is eternal and irremediable then the hate must be lasting too." "The injured heart may forgive," said Vavasour. "It may forgive. But forget its hate! its wrongs! its despair! Never, never," said she, fiercely. "It may be so," said Robert, half aloud. 166 "May be so? It is so. Hate is a deadly enemy; don't let it creep into your heart; tear it out! cast it from you! for once you have it, it is yours for ever; even death cannot part it from you." "I doubt that. We know that even a dying sinner's heart may repent and be softened; the thought that he is perishing from the earth nursing a deadly sin at his heart would do much; he would never dare die so." "Prayers, the pleadings of an agonised, breaking heart may be vain
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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236708156
  • 9781236708151