Standard Novels Volume 3

Standard Novels 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. 1842 edition. Excerpt: ...our family stewards; and when our lovely widow, with other water-fowl, took wing for Weymouth, we set out on the tour of Wales. "Pray, did you ever suspect our father of turning author?--or has he newly taken up the idea? His travels through the Principality, I am convinced, he must design shortly to treat the public with; ornamented with drawings by a young lady, for her own amusement: for had I not taken my portfolio and pencils, I know not how I could have passed the frequent intervals of his absence. With feet still tender, and a gouty cough, never did he espy from the chaise-wind Jw a shady dell or winding road, out John was stopped, and he must explore it, A stony brook became as sure an attraction to him as if the nymph of the stream had been braiding her green locks, and waiting for him by appointment at its source. At length we reached this sweet abode--this solitary castle. Erected, in the eye of fancy, as we look up to it from the road, upon the very boundary of creation, one seems with pilgrim devotion to deposit all human cares and follies at the foot of the mountain it stands on, and to seek here a kind of resting-place between earth and heaven, to which it so nearly approaches, that I sometimes fancy I see my guardian spirit, as each neighbourly cloud breaks, and surely breathe something here of celestial peace aud purity. "Had I my beloved Henry for a guide and protector, I would run about these mountains like a chamois, and not leave a spot unvisited. 1 know not what the charms of Canada may be, but do not think that we need go so far to find all our visions of beauty and retired felicity realised. At least come and journey through Wales with me before you decide. Let your eye wander here through the rich foliage of the...
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  • Paperback | 358 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 640g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236562682
  • 9781236562685