Poetry and Truth from My Own Life Volume 1

Poetry and Truth from My Own Life 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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...Her masquerading at the milliner's, too, no; longer seemed to me so innocent; and I turned these irritating thoughts over and over in my mind, until I had entirely stripped her of all her amiable qualities. My judgment was convinced, and I thought I must cast her off; but her image!--her image gave me the lie whenever it hovered before me, and that was often enough. Nevertheless, this barbed arrow was torn out of myx heart, and the question then was, how best to assist the natural healing powers of youth. I did indeed resolve to Pjay the man; and the first thing I instantly laid aside was the weeping and raving, which I now regarded as childish _ voi i.-c in the highest degree. A great step in the right direction! For I had often given myself up to such violent grief, half the night long, that at last my tears and sobs brought me to such a pass that I could scarce swallow any more, eating and drinking became painful to me, and my chest even began to be affected. The vexation which I constantly felt since the discovery made me banish every weakness. It seemed frightful to me that I had sacrificed sleep, repose and health, for the sake of a girl who was pleased to consider me a babe, and to imagine herself, with respect to me, something very much like a nurse. / These depressing reflections, I was soon convinced, were / only to be banished by activity; but on what should I set to work? I had, indeed, much lost ground to regain in many things, and to prepare myself, in more than one sense, for the university, which I was about to attend; but I found neither pleasure nor success in any occupation. Much appeared to me familiar and trivial; I found neither sufficient determination in myself nor external opportunity for extending my studies in...show more

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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236649591
  • 9781236649591