The Queen's Maries; A Romance of Holyrood

The Queen's Maries; A Romance of Holyrood

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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. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...there no hope?" he asked, in a low stifled whisper. "None," she answered firmly, in the same guarded tone. "Oh, Chastelar! I pity you," she added, while the tears sprang to her eyes; "from my heart I pity you; but it must be so." He fell back quietly and humbly. Mary put Black Agnes into a gallop, and the cavalcade were soon engaged in all the bustle of embarkation at the water-side. It was Valentine's Day, and the weather was indeed in unison with that mild and popular saint. It was one of those soft pleasant days, with a calm atmosphere and a serene though clouded sky, that come in the early spring to remind us of the principles of growth and fragrance still existing, though dormant, in the bosom of the teeming earth. The russet sward was saturated with moisture, and not a bud had yet started into life, not a snowdrop lifted its gentle head on the southern side of the sleeping braes and shaws, heavy with the promise of another year. Ashore, the rooks were flocking to the fresh-turned glebe, where the bright ploughshare, sticking in the furrow, marked that the half-day's work was done; while on the broad Firth, soft and smooth and white as milk, the dark sea-bird rode calm and motionless, as, if at anchor, poised on the surface of his home; the distant mountains loomed grand and dim and sullen, the nearer points and promontories shot sharply out into the water, clearly defined against the sheeted level of the Firth; the very tide seemed but to heave and sob at intervals, lapping drowsily against the dripping seaweed on the rocks. It was a scene of beauty, but beauty of a softening, saddening tendency, and all on board were fain to acknowledge its melancholy influence and partake in the depression it produced....show more

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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 263g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236611314
  • 9781236611314