The Lion; A Tale of the Coteries Volume 1

The Lion; A Tale of the Coteries 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. 1839 edition. Excerpt: ..." At all events," replied Lady Merivale cheerfully, " they can not complain of me as a ' lady nursed in pomp and pleasure.' " Her cordial voice brought her husband round. " And so you would like to ride about and canvas, Isabella? You know I told you the other day that you had the elements of intrigue and ambition within you! Well, we will all go and look at our ancestors to-morrow." " I cannot make it out," said Winwood, again disengaging himself from the circle, and thinking aloud, rather than seeking a response from his double. ' "D--d odd, Winwood! Do they give any supper here, I wonder?" On the morrow the visit to St. Jude's took place. It is true that Winwood, keen-eyed as a lynx to aught that concerned him, remarked that the shadow had returned to Lord Merivale's brow, and that his lady was over-anxious to please and to conciliate; but, upon the whole, the thing went off well. There are few who can enter a neglected house of worship, without feelings, in some measure, subject to the spirit of the place. The stripped pews, the ghastly hatchments on the walls, the font choked with dust, the mouldering draperies, the tattered books of psalmody and prayer, tell not that God has departed, but that man passeth away. But, apart from this common solemnity, the monument, which, in the present instance, was ostensibly the object of the party, was singular enough to be impressive. A pair of statues stood upon a tolerably lofty pedestal; the one of a young and beantiful woman, whose gentle and innocent countenance gained rather than otherwise from the harsh and heavy folds of her coif and ruff, by which it was framed. The other was a mailed knight, tall, proud, ...
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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236859405
  • 9781236859402