The Pilgrimage of Berenice, a Record of Burnham Abbey

The Pilgrimage of Berenice, a Record of Burnham Abbey

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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. 1826 edition. Excerpt: ...power it acknowledged. But, ere much could be spoken on either side, and Berenice's agitation made what she said hardly intelligible, Mildred, and the Baroness of Hardres, had glided into the room; to take their leave of one so beloved, before she went forth, and met the full distress assembled to bewail her. Mildred had not words for utterance. But her heart beat its agonized farewell, against that of her most cherished friend. Berenice did speak; but so low, and tremulously, that only her friend heard her. "Mildred! my elder sister, in this dear house! You are to be a nun. But, whithersoever I go, if God blesses me--I shall die in your arms at last!" Mildred can never forget the thrill of her soul at that moment. But it is yet in the bosom of our God, in which arms, the one or other is to meet His summons! The Baroness of Hardres loved Berenice; but not as the companions of her infancy loved her. Hence, she was able to mix the world's _ courtesies to the father, with her parting adieus to his child. And, perhaps, ' the yearning anxiety within her, to be really satisfied by something more than conjecture, of who he was, who was bearing away from that roof the very lamp of all its cheerfulness; this idea might urge her to the hazardous reference, in the form of a vague compliment, which proved not less abortive of her aim, than dangerous to the peace of her who had awakened such interest. She took her, silently weeping, from the relinguishing embrace of Mildred; and, holding her tenderly in her arms, " Berenice," said she, " at this moment of losing you, I would yet congratulate you onquitting even the dearest friends, for a noble father's care! " Ah! brave sir," continued...show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236909186
  • 9781236909183