McCarthy More; Or, the Fortunes of an Irish Chief in the Reign of Queen Elizabeth

McCarthy More; Or, the Fortunes of an Irish Chief in the Reign of Queen Elizabeth

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...Caged bird though I be, Ellen, you see I can do somewhat towards holding mine own. By this move we have gained much; now for another move, that may, perchance, checkmate some of mine enemies!" "And what is that?" "A little matter I have in hand, which I must needs keep secret even from you, sweet wife, until such time as the result be known. I would not trouble your little head with my plans and projects. It is meet that one so fair and young should not be burdened with care. So, sit you down, mine own Aileen, and I will play you one of those old-world iirs you used to love." "Play!" said Lady Ellen, in surprise; "surely you jest, Florence. Alas! what instrument have you in this dreary place?" and she looked round with a visible shudder. "This have I," replied Florence, with a cheerful smile, as he drew forth from under his cloak, which hong on a pin over his bed, a lute of quaint but costly workmanship. v I have to thank the Lady Ormond for this," said he, smiling at his wife's look of surprise, and anticipating her question. "When I was free here in London, I much frequented my Lord of Ormond's house, and the Countess was pleased to take some pleasure in my poor performance on the lute and the guitar. Mindful of my having some little skill in music, she hath sent me this for your entertainment and mine own." "May Heaven requite her goodness!" said Lady Ellen, with fervor. "Much kindness hath she shown us both! Methinks I owe to her ladyship the favor I have found at court. But, Florence, my time is short. Play, then, before I go, what you know I best love to hear." The young man, smiling sadly, ran his hand ovei the cords in a slow and plaintive...show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236841956
  • 9781236841957