The Queen's Maries Volume 2

The Queen's Maries Volume 2

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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. 1862 edition. Excerpt: ... out and spreads and eats it all away. In vain the unwilling rebel writhes, so loth defeat to own, And strives to pray, and turns away, and lays him down alone. Oh! better far to moan aloud, on earth and heaven to cry, Than like the panther in its lair, to grind his teeth and die. Then help me, brother! Help me! for thy heart is made like mine; The shaft that drains my life away is haply winged for thine. It is not good to stand alone, to scorn the rest, and dare; But two or three, like one must be, and God shall bear their prayer." HEATED with wine, stung with-jealousy, torn by conflicting feelings, Earl Bothwell paced the stone floor of his bed-chamber, as a wild beast traverses to and fro between the sides of its cage. His step had the same noiseless elasticity, his air the same subdued ferocity, his eye the same lurid sparkle that seems struck from some quenchless fire within. If there are indeed hours at which the master-fiend is permitted to vex those human souls, who, for some wise purpose, are delivered like Job into his hand, the Lord Warden must have been that night a prey to the arch-enemy of our race. It needed but little addition to the frenzy of his mood to imagine a dusky shape, defining itself more and more distinctly in the gloom, stepping as he stepped, turning as he turned, whispering in his ear suggestions that curdled his very blood while he pondered them, and yet were tinged with the strange fascination which all frantic expedients possess for despair. It takes a long apprenticeship to sorrow ere a man can how his head in resignation and cease to struggle, nay, even to quiver under the lash; but he who has gained this faculty at the cost of anguished moments, none but himself and one besides can count, is...show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236790782
  • 9781236790781