Pequinillo; A Tale Volume N . 1

Pequinillo; A Tale Volume N . 1

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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. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ...of all its consequences. Was not the love itself rash, mad, hopeless? Had not the avowal of it been wrong, base, ungrateful? What would Mr. Westwood think--he who had loaded him with kindness--he who had fostered, with such tendemess, his youth, promoted his views in manhood, interested himself in every turn of his fate-what would he think, when he found that the child of his bounty, the son of the simple village carpenter, had' raised his eyes to his daughter, had used the advantages which the bounty of himself and his family had bestowed, to win her love, and perhaps to darken all the prospects of her future life? Bitter--bitter, was his self reproach; but it was nothing to his despair. To hope was mere frenzy: he knew it well and yet what could he do? He could not fly. He was too weak to go immediately. He had promised to remain, even if he had been strong enough; and had he not done so, could he leave Mary to despair like his? Could he abandon her side whom he had but that morning linked to himself by a bond to which all the bonds of society are frail and empty? Wretchedness seemed before him on whatsoever side he turned. Clouds, and storms, and tempests, covered the whole sky. No--no. One bright point stood in the midst of the darkness. He was loved--he was loved! One sweet sound rose up in the midst of the din of agonized and tumultuous feelings. It was the voice of Mary, speaking love, and hope, and confidence. Where got she that calm trust which she showed? he asked himself. Whence came that mild and quiet assurance? Where did that young, gentle girl find the strength to struggle against the waves that overwhelmed him? Was it in ignorance, or in knowledge? In enduring meekness, or in loftiness of spirit? He could not tell; but still the...show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236574729
  • 9781236574725