Reuben Apsley

Reuben Apsley

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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. 1827 edition. Excerpt: ...come, it shall come, though I may not live to witness the salvation of my country; for, alas! the boldest of our saints laid down their lives with my beloved Joel upon the bloody field of Sedgemoor; and we have no patriots left, since I followed to the scaffold the noble Russel, and my friend and patron the brave and good Algernon Sydney." In the hope of withdrawing his mind from the consideration of his recent loss, Reuben questioned him touching the execution of these two illustrious personages, and Malachi, who was proud of having known them, and loved to discourse upon their patriotic projects and unhappy fates, enlarged upon both with a mournful complacency.--By this time Grace had returned, and seated herself beside her poor idiot brother, who loved her as fondly as his nature would allow, in return for a thousand little kindnesses and attentions which she seized every opportunity of lavishing upon him. Boisterous and violent as he sometimes was when teazed by the neighbouring boys, or when any of the rustics unfeelingly plied him with liquor, that they might witness his turbulent antics, he was perfectly quiet and harmless at home; generally conforming to the habits of the family, and even to the prevalent mood of their minds, with a voluntary docility. Having presented to him another scrap of cake, which she had kept back that he might not devour too much at once, Grace, who was never idle, betook herself to her scriptural embroidery, occasionally stealing glances at Reuben as he sate beside her father, or suspending the action of her needle when he spoke, lest the rustling of her work should occasion her to lose a single accent that fell from his lips. An old grey sheep-dog, blind like himself, and therefore a greater favourite with...
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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236650174
  • 9781236650177