Living Age Volume 166

Living Age Volume 166

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...had withdrawn, as the party returned to the subject, his self-complacency was nearly restored. After all, a man cannot altogether control his thoughts, --and it is something to be sincerely ashamed when they are discreditable. When the subject seemed pretty well exhausted, he changed it: vanity whispered that more than enough had been made of what, a year or two later, might appear trivial in the retrospect. And it was then that Leslie, speaking more deliberately than usual, remarked that he too had something to say that might interest them. "Although," as he modestly added, "it is much less exciting than Jack's communication." "Never mind," said Moray; "let us hear and judge for ourselves." Grace smiled kindly on him, but did not apparently expect to be much startled a second time. As for Jack, he was necessarily preoccupied: nevertheless he constrained himself to listen politely, and to be ready to say something civil. "The truth is," said Leslie--and be looked at Grace, --"the truth is, that I have taken the bull by the horns at last, and brought out a little volume of poems. It embodies some of my pleasantest memories of the Highlands, and one or two dramatic scenes at Glenconan." Whereupon, and at the mention of scenes in Glenconan, Grace expressed unmistakable interest. As for her father, who did not greatly care for poetry, he merely said that he hoped the book might be successful. But he spoke in the doubtful tone that forebodes discreditable failure. Had Leslie been less generous, he might have enjoyed his revenge, when he went on to explain quietly that the volume seemed to have scored a certain success already, though it had only made its appearance, and anonymously, in...
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  • Paperback | 658 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 34mm | 1,157g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236738926
  • 9781236738929