The Pathway of the Fawn

The Pathway of the Fawn

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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. 1852 edition. Excerpt: ...She shall stand as she stood in youth, --a living phan G torn, before his aching sight; till revenge shall sink abashed, and love rise in its place. First she shall greet him in her early beauty, with all its Hebe grace and bridal bloom, whose coronal was steeped in tears. Next in her saddened, mournful after-day, --a weeping Niobe of the heart, to gaze on which shall pulse his own to madness. "Then, when most his soul is melted, his heart bowed, his every evil impulse cowed and crushed beneath the weight of ruthful memory, then you--you, Bertha, in your dear semblance, real as yourself, --shall stand within the shadow of his arms, the dove he chased from that most sacred ark of home! You--against whom my soul has vowed his anger shall not live--you shall he gaze on with fixed eyes, as dead men gaze on heaven; till at last he sinks, subdued;--dull to all feelings but the one, that your love, the heaven lost to him in his days of guilt, shines above him still, no cloud between. Then, in that hour, as with dead men in their shrouds, the redeeming angel's voice shall sound, and the ransomed clay shall quicken into soul!" He paused, --the fire of a pure high purpose lighting up his eyes. All was mute: no spirit-answer sounded from her voice, whose music was his life; and bending low to catch sweet tones the winds might bear away, he spoke in grieved and passionate appeal. "Say, Bertha, does your spirit answer me in this? "Will you follow in the sacred paths through which my steps would guide you?" Still no answer. "Oh, Bertha, in another hour, another time, as sweet, if ought on earth could be as sweet as this, thus did you say, --' Thy soul is as my soul!' Can you echo now my eager words and wish--a wish more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236821998
  • 9781236821997