The New British Novelist; Comprising Works by the Most Popular and Fashionable Writers of the Present Day Volume 2; V. 5

The New British Novelist; Comprising Works by the Most Popular and Fashionable Writers of the Present Day Volume 2; V. 5

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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. 1835 edition. Excerpt: ...writer's eyes. " To whomsoever this paper is given I address myself. If thou 'shouldst be one hoping to obtain a place in heaven, as thou expectest mercy, have mercy on me. I am an orphan, imprisoned, in sickness, in sorrow, and cruelly entreated by my keepers; death would be far preferable to the misery I endure. I know not why I was carried away from my convent at Segovia by ruflians in a dark carriage, and brought here, unless it was that a holy father once toldme I was the daughter of Count Julian di San Marian, and gave to me the miniature of 'my mother, which If send with this to prove what I say. He promised to return and tell me more. I confided Whathe told me to a nun who slept in the same cell with me; she, perfidious woman, repeated it to the abbess. The holy father came no more; I was ordered into confinement, and afterwards conveyed to this dismal place: four years have passed since I first came here, and I have seen no one but the dreadful woman who feeds me, and makes me embroider for her: if I do not work what she can quickly sell, she offers me the cruelest indignities and beats me with scourges: no labour will satisfy her rapacity, so that I have but little rest. Once at midnight three men came into my room, . I screamed and prayed; he who seemed superior to the others ordered me to' be silent, and commanded the other two to go out. He then asked me what the holy father had told me; I repeated it. He said in a voice that thrilled me--' Fool, he was your greatest enemy; you must be contented to remain here, it is no worse thana convent.' Again I prayed for mercy and not to be forced to labour so intensely, and not to be whipped and beaten for what I could not help. He called the men in...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236493664
  • 9781236493668