Poetical Works in Baudry's Edition Volume 1

Poetical Works in Baudry's Edition Volume 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. 1846 edition. Excerpt: ...day--and this, reader, was really the last--I happened to cross the Place Royale four or five times in the course of about as many hours; on each occasion I saw Tim Conolly walking slowly backwards and forwards in front of the great church portico with a very consequential air, and disembarrassed of his attendant satellite. Unable to resist my curiosity, I at last asked him, at five o'clock, what could be the reason of his so passing his day? "Why, Sir," said he, " I'mjist waitingto be convanient when 1 An Irish halt'-crown in the old currency. the perllice hears anything of my son and Dimpy, that the jin-dyarmies may know where to find me." I stared at him again and again, and then left him, and lost sight of him---I hope, as Louis the Fourteenth said to James the Second--for ever! To this day I do not know what to think of that very old specimen of my travelling acquaintance. I am undecided as to the truth or falsehood ofa great portion of his details. I sometimes ask myself, could he have invented the whole, day by day, bit by bit? and for what ulterior object? Could he have cheated himself all through? Heaven knows. One thing, and one only, is proved by the whole adventure--and by no means to my satisfaction--namely, that though occupied all my life in spelling human nature, I cannot read it yet. TERESA. CHAPTER I. Among many acts of revolting tyranny exercised by the Freqph invading nnrny; nn their 1nl.ins'Pn'eeeeeii1n sf Bette- in 179%, there Wee one exeentien which re'de.nnde1n1nelt tn. their credit, sad wnien nennelined te n eerlein degree the '1.1.n.e.%i1e feelings ef the people. This was their having thrown open the ponvents and iiunneries, and released many young women who had...show more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123651825X
  • 9781236518255