Stonehenge; A Romance or the Days of Nero Volume 2

Stonehenge; A Romance or the Days of Nero Volume 2

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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. 1842 edition. Excerpt: ...by the desire of the company, given them a brief narrative of his adven Fuit morum lenissimorum, verecundiaa virginalis forme pulchrze, pietatis erga matrem et sororem, et amitam exemplo sufiicientis.--Suet. in Vita. 1-Epig. lib. vi. e. 28. tures, was requested by Lucan to repeat his performance on the harp. " Nay, pardon me, my Lucan," said Pudens, whose gallantry would not allow him to' engross the attention of the company; "here is a young lady who favoured us with a strain this morning, which perhaps she will repeat." So saying, he passed the myrtle branch, which had been handed to him, to Claudia, whom he had not yet recognized; and at the same time a young slave crowned with roses presented the harp. Claudia had purposely avoided the observations of Pudens; and the table, at which they sat, by its irregular projections, singularly favoured her intentions. Excitement at first flushed her cheeks, and gave additional animation to her countenance; but this was momentary; bashfulness soon yielded to more powerful feelings. She was mortified, that Pudens had not recognized her sooner; and she was still more mortified at the remembrance of her awkward debfit, in the morning: both of these reflections were somewhat aggravated by the indifference, with which the harp had been passed to her. Pudens had indeed hoped, that she would have refused it, and had not perhaps been able to conceal his hope, from the penetration of female scrutiny. Amid these conflicting feelings, a consciousness of power began gradually to manifest itself, and gave a triumphant expression to her dark blue eyes. A wild symphony, with which she preluded her song, soon hushed every whisper, and drew every eye upon the performer; who, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236829433
  • 9781236829436