Living Age Volume 90

Living Age Volume 90

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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. 1866 edition. Excerpt: ...spent with Halbert must have altered you, I think, and marred the sweet imperfections of your nature. At any rate you are as far removed from me as if poor Halbert were alive still to torment you. " This morning at Luchon my courier brought me a letter which interested me oddly enough, and brought back all the old fancies and associations. It came from my cousin's wife, Lady Mary. There were but a few lines, but your name was written thrice in it, and like an old half-remembered tune, all the way riding along the rough road I have been haunted by a refrain--' Meet Esther again, shall it be, can it be? '---.-fitting to a sort of rhythm, which is sinv-songing in my head at this instant. " or want of a companion to speak to. I have written this nonsense at length. I cannot talk to my courier except to wear at the roads. They narrowed and roughened as we ot into S ain, after we had crossed a brifre with a lack river rushing beneath it. fiigh up in the mountains, the villages perched like eagles' lairs; the streams were dashing over the rocks in the cletts below. This is not a golden and sunpainted land like the country we have been used to. Italy seems like summer as I think of it, and this is like autumn to me. The colours have sombre tints; there are strange browns and yellows, faded greens with deep blue shades in them. Stones roll from the pathway and fall crashing into the ravines below. No roads lead to the villarrcs where the people live for a lifetime, tilfmg their land, weaving their clothes, tending their cattle; many of them never coming down into the valley all their lives long, snfficing to themselves and ignoring the world at their feet. So my guides have told me at least, and it was their business...show more

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  • Paperback | 644 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 33mm | 1,134g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236978862
  • 9781236978868