Ladies Companion and Literary Expositor; A Monthly Magazine Embracing Every Department of Literature... Volume 7

Ladies Companion and Literary Expositor; A Monthly Magazine Embracing Every Department of Literature... Volume 7

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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. 1837 edition. Excerpt: ...Now father in heaven help me," she cried, "for on ll May earth there is no help. Take away this load of grief--it is crushing my young life out. Thou wilt hear me, father. Yes, I am not utterly abandoned, there is one who loves me, one who feels for me--hear me, father---love me----save my senses for my poor mother's sake!" A night of prayer and tears, had schooled Mary's heart to resist the flood of desolation which had swept away her all of happiness in life. Calm and pale she moved about her little dwelling intent upon her household duties and on the dear care of smoothing the downward path of her infirm mother. Vllhen she returned from visiting her aunt, the wedding was over and Egbert had taken up his residence with his wife in her handsome dwelling. Yes, they were really married. No explanations took place between the lovers, at the last moment, (which would have been the case were this a novel instead of a veritable history, ) no husband turned up alive in time to prevent the ceremony; they were firmly tied together by the good Mr. Hartman, at the little Moravian church which stands on the Quarantine road: for Egbert's parents were Moravians. A year passed away and great changes took place in the little village of Cherrytown. Speculation had pounced upon it as a fine spot for a large city. The houses were all bought up at immense prices; lots were laid out for miles around the village; streets laid out through the corn-fields; a large hotel was built; a steam-boat touched there to and from New-York, and the pretty village of Cherrytown was for ever lost in the flourishing town of New Higginsovzville. THIs fever still is busy at my heart. How my brow throbs! methinks the veins would burst Were not...
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  • Paperback | 274 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 494g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236871529
  • 9781236871527