Tales of Jewish History Volume 2

Tales of Jewish History Volume 2

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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. 1843 edition. Excerpt: ...I have had but little to thank thee for thy confidence of late. But that is past, and I will speak of it no more. Neither will I question thee by what strange spell thy Parthian wife hath bound thee to her will, influencing thine actions with a power none other exerciseth over thee. Nor will I ask thee what fatal infatuation hath induced thee to forget the trusting love of her who, for thy sake, hath forfeited the sweet solace of a father's blessing. But," and he assumed an air of greater authority, and more firmness of tone, " I must and will be heard, when I tell thee, the irregularities thou hast indulged in of late hath brought shame on thee and me. The people murmur loudly at thy extravagances, and the open idolatries of the heathen woman thou hast taken to thy bosom. They will not longer submit to one who hath wedded an image-worshipper, and there are those who scruple not to say her idolatry is shared in by her husband. Nay, there are those too who say my brother's hand is red with a crimson stain; not the blood," he continued, without appearing to heed Anilai's start and the burning flush that overspread his brow, " not the blood that is shed in fair and open strife, between man and man, but shed in secret and in guilt. They say that the blood of Frejus, the Parthian, thy friend, who was as a second brother to thee, is upon thy soul; and (Oh that I should live to repeat it, ) they openly couple thy name with murder. Brother! brother!" and he rose and paced the room in uncontrollable agitation," why hast thou cast from thee all that was bright and beautiful? "Why hast thou thrown from thee the fond heart of thine early love, the affection of thy brother, and the trust and confidence of the people who once...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236486161
  • 9781236486165