St. Johnstoun; Or, John, Earl of Gowrie Volume 3

St. Johnstoun; Or, John, Earl of Gowrie Volume 3

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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. 1823 edition. Excerpt: ...likely to expose his own person to danger, as the King. "This is very childishness," said the Earl to himself, " thus to give way to such foolish fears.--I have as yet no cause to distrust him, save what arises from surmise. And yet it is most strange, that I should feel thus overpowered, as if by some impending evil, that seems even now to wrestle with my spirit, against my better reason--I will, however, strive to shake it off." And raising his wine from the table, he said, while a smile once more beamed from his countenance, "You have heard me this day drink to our country, and her sons; and now, shame it were to a leal and true Knight, not to honour her daughters with as deep a draught.--Pledge me, noble sirs, to the health of our fair countrywomen; and may he who would deceive or forsake them, be himself forsaken in his utmost need!" This toast was drunk with enthusiasm, by those whose generous feelings sympathized with the speaker, --with indifference, by those whose selfish hearts made no response, --and with a feeling nearly amounting to resentment toward the Earl, by those whose consciences were galled. But it was drunk by all. At the moment of proposing it, as the Earl thought on Agnes, his eye glanced around the board in search of Rathsay; but he had been some time gone, as it was reported, to take from the falconer the favourite hawk, while he dined, and was ac companied by Herbal, who had expressed a desire to avoid deep healths. At this instant it was hurriedly announced by Laurence, that his Majesty had left the house, by the entrance before-mentioned at the bottom of the turret, and was riding through the Inch. All was directly hurry and bustle. Theguests sprang on their feet, and the pavement rung more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236536770
  • 9781236536778