Lecons Anglaises de Litterature Et de Morale; Prose, Poesie Volume 1

Lecons Anglaises de Litterature Et de Morale; Prose, Poesie 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. 1817 edition. Excerpt: ...able to stem the whirlpool in which his friend was swallowed, or glide over the rocks on which he was dashed; nor was it often observed that the sight of a wreck made any man change his course; if he turned aside for a moment, he soon forgot the rudder, and left himself again to the disposal of chance. This negligence did not proceed from indifference, or from weariness of their present condition; for not one of those who thus rushed upon destruction failed, when he was sinking-, to call loudly upon his associates for t-hat help which could not now be given him; and many spent their last moments in cautioning others against the folly by which they were intercepted in "the midst of their course. Their benevolence was sometimes praised, hut their admonitions were unregarded. The vessels in which we had embarked, being con-J fessedly unequal to the rarbulency of the stream of life, was visibly impaired inthe conrseof the voyage, $0 tlflf every passenger was 'certain, that how long soever he might by favourable accidents, or by incessant vigilance, ' be preserved, he must sink at last, This necessity of perishing might have been expected to sadden the gay, and intimidate the daring, at least to keep the melancholy and timorours in perpetual torments, and hinder them from-any enjoyment of the varieties and gratifications which nature offered them as the solace of their labors; yet in effect none seemed less to expect destruction than those to whom it was most dreadful; they all had the art of concealing their danger from themselves; and they who knew their ina " bility to bear the sight of the terrors that embarrassed their vway, took care never to look forward, but found some amusement.of the present moment and generally...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236960130
  • 9781236960139