The Rover Volume 1

The Rover Volume 1

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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. 1843 edition. Excerpt: ...enabled him to follow his savage comrades. "Yearspassed away, but no son came. The hunter now felt that he had been deceived, and regretted that he had not despatched the savage at a blow. Ten years had now already elapsed, and all hopes of ever seeing Charles had long smce been abandoned. The mother had made herself, in appearance and feeling, old and almost helpless by grief and mourning, and Ellenor, her daughter, was in the last stage of consumption, partly from the same cause, and from seeing an affectionate mother sinking so rapidly. She could remember her little brother and how ho looked beforu the savages came and took him away. Her thoughts were ever upon him; and the following lines, composed and presented by a fiiend, she was often heard to sing with a pensive air, as she sal ai her window in the evening twilight: O, hhvi wore those hoar, when pay on the tmnks Of the clear Androirogirln 1 played Willi my own honest Uhurlrs--and when by the siJe Of my mother 1 kneeled an she prayed! THE LANTERN IN THE CASTLE YARD 213 Then sickness, and sorrow, and cold discontent, Wore unknown to a childhood so free; And denth, with his arrows so uwful and sure, Possessed no dread terrors for me! But alas! those blest dnys are for ever no more, And mourning and sorrow now reign; The savage, in wrath, has invaded our home, And dear Charles has been captured and slain.! No more shall we sport on the banks of the stream, Or walk, hand in hand, through the grove, He has gone to his rest, in those regions nfnr. Where dwells naught save nuiet and love! " Ellenor died while yet in her seventeenth year, and was buried in a spot selected by herself, near n large onk tree by the house; under whose shades she used often to sport with her dear...show more

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  • Paperback | 452 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 23mm | 803g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236885058
  • 9781236885050