Reginald Lyle

Reginald Lyle

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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. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ...fellow-creatures. Human nature is tenacious of wrong; the thorn of treachery having once entered the heart, inflicts a festering wound which never closes; and even while we bring ourselves to forgive the hand that smites us, we despise the hand which guides it; and neither faith nor affection can exist with contempt. Our hearts may remain warm, but the warmth is ungenial; and a blighted blossom never produces a healthful fruit." Mr. Lyle closed his eyes, let the paper fall from his hand, and sank into a still deeper reverie. For the first time since his return to England he felt thoroughly disheartened. The change of climate was too violent at his age; it had told painfully upon him, and he was aware of it. The season of procrastina VOL. II. I tion was passing rapidly; he had a heavy duty to fulfil; but still he clung to the caprice by which he had amused so many years of his life; it had become an idiosyncracy too powerful to be resisted; and it mastered him like a vital disease. As he had anticipated, the lawyer was shortly afterwards announced. "Well, my good friend;" said the AngloMexican, as he extended his hand to the visitor; "can you congratulate me on my emancipation from at least one of my difficulties?" "I am able to wish you joy on your freedom from all." Mr. Lyle shook his head. "It is a fact, I assure you. Everything has been terminated without a single important difficulty. The cargo of the ' Firefly' has been sold most advantageously; and I have, according to your instructions, already invested the proceeds. The few bills which I have been compelled to accept are undeniable, and may be turned into money at any moment, with very little sacrifice; and, altogether, I feel the greatest...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236531655
  • 9781236531650