The Massarenes; A Novel Volume 1

The Massarenes; A Novel 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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...the year, on one of them--Faldon." "It is on the sea, I think?" "Yes; on the coast of Waterford." "Do you cut your timber?" "I do not." "Do you preserve?" "For sport? No. Wild life has a happy time of it, I assure you, with me." "I am glad to hear any Englishman say so." "Are we such a set of barbarians?" "Yes, you are very barbarous; much more so than the Hindoos whom you have conquered. Compare the simplicity of their diet, the purity of their arts, the beauty of their costume and their architecture, with a Lord Mayor's feast, a Royal Academy show, a Manchester Canal, 3. Forth Bridge, a team of cyclists, a London woman's gown! Barbarians!--barbarians indeed, worse than any Goth or Vandal!--the nation which destroyed Delhi!" "She must surely be a Russian," thought Hurstmanceaux. "They often speak English with an admirable fluency. But why, if so, should Vale Royal affect her so singularly?" He was not impressionable in these ways; but his new acquaintance attracted him extremely. He admired her, and her voice charmed him like music. At that moment Ossian, perceiving in a distant field some sheep feeding on swedes in the snow, could not resist his hereditary instinct of shepherding them, and caused his master some trouble, as the sheep entirely mistook the collie's good intentions and fled away in all directions. The lady watched the scene, standing still under a pollarded willow. When order was restored and they walked on again, she asked him what had made him give up hunting; in herself she regretted her late eloquence, and wished her companion to forget it. "Well, I have never...show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236864077
  • 9781236864079