Madeline; A Tale Volume 1

Madeline; A Tale Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1827 edition. Excerpt: ...as I have been told, scarcely thinks the ground good enough for her to tread upon, will scorn and frown thee dead; and tyrannize over thee even more than she does over her brother; and thou, of gentle nature, wilt droop under her injustice, yield, and die. Yes, Maddie, and then thou wilt pine and pine after thy poor father and mother, and wish to see them and go to them, but in vain. And ' Oh!' thou wilt say in thy proud castle" far north, where the laird, when he is really a lord, will in all likelihood reside, ' Oh! for my ain dear cottage on the burn side, and my ain dear mother to love and to nurse me!' But she will be far away, Madeline! and so much the better; for we shall not see thee expire; but thou wilt wish for us, Maddie! and yet thy last breath will flit among strangers! And shouldst thou live and forget us, why that would be hard too; but not so hard if thou be'st Itappy. But wouldst thou be so? Could Glencarron's love, supposing it to last, make thee amends for giving up thy parents andthy kindred? Thou hast a loving heart, Madeline; and could it confine its love to one? or, say thou hast children, wouldst thou not think, while thou lovedst and fondled them, how thy own poor father and mother loved and fondled thee, and how they must miss thee; and then would not thy happiness be clouded over, my child? And suppose the laird was kind, and received us at his house; couldst thou like to have leave to see thy parents consider ed as a perpetual obligation and favor? And what should the like of us do in thy fine castle? Could we be happy there? Could I do, and talk, and be there in the independence becoming a man, Madeline? No, never; thou mightest receive me; but I would not come to thee; and then wouldst thou be quite happy? I...show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236618351
  • 9781236618351