The Mysterious Wanderer, Vol. III
"[...] "This was the last tyranny of which fate allowed Sir Horace to be guilty. Displeased at a letter, he intercepted, from my grandmother to my father, he went to Cornwall, and was severely upbraiding her, when Lady Corbet, who had been some time in a decline, regarded him with a look of mingled anguish and pity, and, extending her hand to him, said-'I forgive you, Corbet; but, oh-have mercy on my children!' then, sinking gently back on her seat, resigned her spirit without a sigh! "The impressive manner of her last few words, her death, by him so unexpected, struck to his heart; he felt he had been a tyrant, and had accelerated an event which must shortly happen to himself; and, for the first time, wished he had been less severe. The expressive exclamation-'Have mercy on my children!' still vibrated on his ear: he returned to the Hall, from whence he was summoned[...]."
- Paperback | 74 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 3.56mm | 140.61g
- 25 Apr 2015
- United States
- black & white illustrations