King 'by the Grace of God'

King 'by the Grace of God'

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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. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...since the day when, in the old house, he for the second time tore himself from her. That house was now closed and silent like its neighbours; two windows only were lighted up, those of the family sitting-room, and one in the upper story was open. It was the chamber that Olivia had occupied. Where was she? All at once music struck upon his ear--the sound of a harp, and after a few chords he recognised both the melody and the player. Then followed a plaintive song, the first words of which moved him strangely. It was Olivia's voice, and the song was the one he had heard "Profanum vulgus," muttered Herbert between his teeth, "when wilt thou perceive that through Cromwell's laurels Caesar's head is peering?" He saw none of his political friends, and even concealed his presence in London. After all, where would he have found most of his political friends? In the fortresses, in the islands; his party had been decimated, and its leader, the noble Vane, lay in Carisbrooke Castle, where Charles I. had been imprisoned. On leaving the house he generally turned towards the City, and one evening found himself not far from the " Old Gate," or Aldgate, in the little street which, of all the streets in her sing on that eventful evening at Childerley House. Scarcely conscious of his movements, he was about to rush off. Whither?--To her! But as he stood in the middle of the street, still hesitating, the door of the house opened, and a man stepped out. Frank Herbert tried to draw back into the shade, but it was too late, the other had seen him. "Frank!" he cried, "is it a delusion 1--No, it is really you!--Frank!" And confronting Herbert stood the friend whom he had not seen for ten years--his boy friend, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236932579
  • 9781236932570