The Lion; A Tale of the Coteries Volume 3

The Lion; A Tale of the Coteries Volume 3

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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: ... was fitted with a good part, or a decent costume.--Then, the friends of the managers had been summoned to give an air of prosperity to the establishment;--Bellenden and Sadgrove foremost among the number, in clean white Waistcoats, and gloves that would bear any quantity of manual exercise. Robert had a private box, in the depths of which he might laugh or cry unseen; for, in spite of Cherry's declared willingness to divide his company between the American party and his old friend, our Genius chose to be alone, and could not resist saying--" If Miss Florida should have a fit, you know, I could not wish you to be out of reach "By Jove, yes--it would come in well, here! Then, of course, she'll behave herself, however moving you are! it's the way with women! But I dare not tell her, for all that, her letters are gone a-wandering." Brandon was in his place early. He was too feverish to stay at home---feverish, from a restless conscience, rather than from any clear anticipations as to the success or failure of his work. His mind would not dwell upon it. The intoxicating doubt and anxiety belonging to first authorship were all gone from him! the extreme desire of success, which popularity fosters--a spurious substitute for the first more generous eagerness of Genius--that, too, had faded! His constant labour, and the compulsory submitting of his imaginings to the controul and revision of coarse, practical beings, had beaten down his spirits--and now, the lights, the noise, the sight of the gathering audience, made him all but lethargic; until, attracted by a singularly formed and a singularly white head in the public boxes, he found that he was watching, with a certain aimless curiosity, till the head should...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236804481
  • 9781236804488