St. Clair of the Isles, Or, the Outlaws of Barra; A Scottish Tradition

St. Clair of the Isles, Or, the Outlaws of Barra; A Scottish Tradition

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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. 1844 edition. Excerpt: which nature is controuled, pale and silent with anguish and disappointment: if, in the fury of thy wrath, thou hast aggravated weakness into guilt; if thou hast chilled the glow of affection, when it flushed the cheek in thy presence, with the fiown of displeasure, or repressed the ardour of friendship with indifference or neglect; now let thy heart smite thee, for, in thy folly, thou hast cast away that gem which is the light of life, which power can never seize, and which gold can never buy! The tyrant fell at once from his pride like a star from heaven; and Osmyn, still addressing him as Hamet, at once increased his misery and his fears: O, said he, that the throne of Persia was thine! then should innocence enjoy her birthright of peace, and hope should bid honest industry look upward. There is not one to whom Almoran has delegated power, nor one on whom his transient favour has bestowed any gift, who does not already feel his heart throb with the pangs of boding terror. Nor is there one who, if he did not fear the displeasure of the invisible power, by whom the throne has been given to thy brother, would not immediately revolt to thee. Almoran, who-had hitherto remained silent, now burst into a passionate exclamation of self-pily: What can ldo? said he; and whither can I turn? Osmyn, who mistook the cause of his distress, and supposed that he deplored only his want of power to avail himself of the general disposition in his favour, endeavoured to fortify his mind against despair: Your state, said he, indeed, is distressful, but not hopeless. The king, who though addressed as Hamet, was still betrayed by his confusion to answer as Almoran, smote his breast, and replied in au agony, It is hopeless! Osmyn remarked his emotion and despair, more

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  • English
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