The Last of the Cavaliers Volume 1

The Last of the Cavaliers 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. 1862 edition. Excerpt: ...trooper; but young and gay, fair in face, and mild in speech--a gallant and winsome gentleman. It was all true, Elsie, and so I acknowledged, when four months syne I met my kinsman for the first time." Alice raised her face, in which the colour had begun to dawn again--for, to a woman's car, there is no sound so exquisitely sweet as the praise of him she loves--and Flora spoke so rarely of Colonel Grahame as to make the delight all the greater from its scarcity. She smiled brightly at her friend's reminiscences. "Thou may'st smile, Elsie, but it is no jest," said Flora: " and, by my faith, Iwish lcould see thee face to face with him--my pretty Puritan dove with the Cavalier falcon. I would never forgive thee, could'st thou think evil of him after that." The Last of the Cavaliers. I. 12 "Why then is he called cruel and cold?" said Alice, driven to speak words her heart disavowed by that wretched love of self-torture which sometimes prompts us to drive the sting of a hated idea deeper and deeper into our own minds, as if to try how much we can endure. "I cannot tell," answered Flora: "cold, indeed, he seems to pleasure, and with little interest in the common trifles that surround him: but I know him to be a true and stedfast friend, deeply loved by those who have been with him for years--who have fought by his side, and read his innermost heart; and, if he be harsh, it is only to such as by their crimes and rebellion have driven him to sternness. I admire him much, and like him well; he is a valiant soldier and true Cavalier, as spotless in repute, as devoted in loyalty, as ever was knight of old--sans peur et sans reproche. They say the King is about to...show more

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  • Paperback | 122 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 231g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236813022
  • 9781236813022