The Olio, Or, Museum of Entertainment Volume 6

The Olio, Or, Museum of Entertainment Volume 6

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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. 1831 edition. Excerpt: ... will love me!--Ah, I recollect," she continued, after a long interval, "it was the 'Banks of Allan Water' these cruel people made me sing, and my heart breaking the while! What was the verse I was singing when I saw"--she shuddered--" oh!--this--For hl- bride a soldier sought her. And a winning tongue bad he--On the banks of Allan Water, None so gay as she. But the summer grief bad brought hl And her soldier--false was he'--Oh, no, no, never--Charles--my poor murdered Charles--never." She groaned, and spoke no more that night. She continued utterly deaf to all that was said in the way of sympathy or remonstrance; and, if her lips moved at all, it was only to utter faintly some such words as, " Oh, let me--let me leave in peace!" During the two next days, she continued drooping rapidly. The only circumstance about her demeanour particularly noticed, was, that she once moved her hands for a moment over the counterpane, as though she were playing the piano--a sudden flush overspread her features--her eyes stared, as though she were startled by the appearance of some phantom or other, and shegasped, "There, there!"after which she relapsed into her former state of stupor. How will it be credited, that on the fourth morning of Miss 's illness, a letter was received from Paris by her family, with a black seal, and franked by the noble colonel of the regiment in which Charles had served, communicating the melancholy intelligence that the young Captain had fallen towards the close of the battle of Waterloo; for while in the act of charging at the head of his corps, a French cavalry officer shot him with his pistol right through the heart! The whole family, with all their acquaintance, were...show more

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  • Paperback | 374 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 667g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123658564X
  • 9781236585646