The Rich Relation

The Rich Relation

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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. 1862 edition. Excerpt: ...must gleam out before the darkness could be dispersed. Nothing is lasting in this world. Time, in rustling its pinions, rains consolation even upon the keenest sorrow; the future possesses its own magic, and rejects the wornout sufferings of the past. The most morbid mind cannot altogether resist its influence, but lends itself willingly to the transient delusion; forgetful for the moment that the present must be conquered, ere that future, so fair but afar off, can be secured. The memory came back full and fresh upon Octavius, however, in his solitary walk home from wood-End--vividly, sharply, and painfully, as unpleasant truths always come in the first hour of moral reaction; and by the time that he reached his own door, his heart was once more sick, and his hope had faded and vanished, like the sunglints of autumn before the clouds of a coming storm. CHAPTER XVI. A WAS OP WITS. "and so this is to be the end of all," mused Mr. Reginald Lyle, as he sat with the "Morning Post" in his hand beside the remnants of his breakfast. "Well, I shall be quoted in the newspapers as a pious and worthy man, so alive to the misery of my fellow-beings that I felt it to be my duty, to endow hospitals, enrich ragged schools, found alms-houses, and purchase my place in paradise by bestowing upon the poor and the afflicted what I was no longer able either to enjoy, or to carry with me. A notable triumph, truly, to be lauded for a posthumous charity which entails no single sacrifice on the giver! Out upon such dilatory munificence! which to my eyes only conveys the miserable impression that the superb benefactor of his species was a being so cut off from the sympathies and affections of his fellows, that he had passed through life more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236626249
  • 9781236626240