The Ladies' Cabinet of Fashion, Music, and Romance

The Ladies' Cabinet of Fashion, Music, and Romance

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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. 1841 edition. Excerpt: ...hardly stirred from her bedside; but, poor lady, her strength has yielded to the disorder, and when she came to her senses, she said lleebly, "I must die, Lottchen, but before I quit this world, I would see him for whose sake I have under. gone this weight of trouble; let me see but him, and I die content.' " " Oh! that it should be, and I not lmow it." " I have come accordingly, to lead you to her--the farmhouse is bnta mile hence--hasten, or she may be a lifeless corpse before we reach it," and the tears of Lottchen flowed fast.-The calls of duty and military discipline vanished beneath the overpowering force of love. He hastily muifled himself in his cloak, passed the oordon of sentinels, giving the word and countersign, and plunged, with his guide, into the forest. CILAPTER VI In an old ruinous farm-house, midway between the two armies, on a rude and humble bed, lay Eloise Von Steinheim, as pale and corpse-like as though life had indeed deserted her wan and emaciated frame. Still her eyes gleemed with an intense ardour, and seemed to show the fear that the mission of Lottchen was fruitless, and a last look of him for whom she had endured such pangs would be denied her. A step is heard---the door opens--it is hel She utters a-faint cry--raises herself in her bod--and falls back senseless into his supporting arms. What were the feelings of D'Assas, as he looked upon that shrunken, livid face, and endeavoured to trace in it the lineaments of his beloved! How he writhed inwardly in spirit, and-felt his love for her mingled with the gall of bitterness, as he thought of her misfortunes and their author! Was she, ),1 1, who now lay like an inanimate weight upon his arm, the same beautiful one...show more

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  • Paperback | 342 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 612g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236976657
  • 9781236976659