Leonard Scott

Leonard Scott

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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. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...all further inquiries relative to my grandmother, for the present, but I looked forward to resume those inquiries in five years' time, when, as I hoped, I should revisit my native land and carry away my lovely bride from her little island home at Jersey. My Aunt Jane was the eldest of her family, and by some was considered to be the handsomest of all her sisters. Be this as it may, she possessed in a marked degree the one beautiful feature that was characteristic of them all, namely, that peculiar sweetness of expression to which I have already alluded as a distinguishing mark in the beauty of all the female members of my grandfather's family. But her attractions were not wholly of a personal kind, for she shared to a large extent in the intellectual qualities of her younger sister, and for her talent as an artist she had long since acquired a reputation far beyond the narrow sphere of her own connexions--a talent which it must have gratified her to find was inherited in an equal if not greater degree by some of her own children. She had married a general officer, whose numerous wounds bore ample testimony to his bravery and the conspicuous services he had rendered to his country. And for once those services were not allowed to go unrewarded, for he enjoyed a liberal pension in recognition of them, and, when no longer capable of discharging the active duties of his profession, had been appointed to the command of one of the chief fortresses in Scotland--a command which he continued to hold to the close of his life. After a brief stay with these relatives I bid them adieu, in order to return to London, having previously secured an inside place in the mail coach as far as Carlisle, where I proposed to break the journey, and sleep one night, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236981383
  • 9781236981387