Melmoth the Wanderer Volume 4

Melmoth the Wanderer Volume 4

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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. 1821 edition. Excerpt: ...so much physical energy, had been displayed by both. Nor could she believe that these clear and mighty spirits would be for ever opposed to each other in their future destinations, --she loved to view them as children who had " fallen out by the way," from mistaking the path that led to their father's house, but who would yet rejoice together in the light of his presence, and smile at the differences that divided them on their journey. " In spite of the influence of her early education, Elinor had learned to appreciate the advantages of her residence in her grandfather's castle.' She was fond of literature and of poetry. She possessed imagination and enthusiasm, --and these qualities met with their loveliest indulgence amid the picturesque and historical scenery that surrounded the Castle, --the lofty tales told within its walls, and to which every stone in them seemed to cry out in attestation, --and the heroic and chivalrous characters of its inmates, with whom the portraits of their high descended ancestry seemed starting from their gorgeous frames to converse, as the tale of their virtues and their valour was told in their presence. This was a different scene from that in which she had passed her childhood. The gloomy and narrow apartments, divested of all ornament, and awaking no associations but those of an awful futurity--the uncouth habits, austere visages, denunciatory language, and polemical fury of its inmates or guests, struck her with a feeling for which she reproached herself, but did not suppress; and though she continued a rigid Calvinist in her creed, and listened whenever she could to the preaching of the non-conformist ministers, "she had adopted in her pursuits the literary tastes, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236848268
  • 9781236848260