Tales of My Landlord; Old Mortality P. 4 Volume 6

Tales of My Landlord; Old Mortality P. 4 Volume 6

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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. 1822 edition. Excerpt: ...seldom fails, often preserved in the most marvellous manner. Something there yet remains for me in this world, were it only to hear my sorrows like a man, and to aid those who need my assistance. What have I seen, --what have l heard, but the very conclusion of that which I knew was to happen? They"----(he durst not utter their names even in soliloquy)--"they are embarrassed and in difliculties. She is stripped other inheritance, and he seems rushing on some dangerous career, with which, but for the low voice in which he spoke, I might have become acquainted. Are there no means to aid or to warn them?" _ As he pondered upon this topic, forcibly withdrawing his mind from his own disappointment, and compelling his attention to the affairs of Edith and her betrothed husband, the letter of Burley, long forgotten, suddenly rushed on his memory, like a ray of light darting through a mist. "Their ruin must have been his work," was his internal conclusion--"If it can be repaired, it must he through his means, or by information obtained from him. I will search him out. Stern, crafty, and enthusiastic as he is, my plain and downright rectitude of purpose has more than once prevailed with him. lwill seek him out, at least, and who knows what influence the information I may acquire from him may have on the fortunes of those whom I shall never see more, and who will probably never learn that l am now suppressing my own grief, to add, if possible, to their happiness." Animated by these hopes, though the foundation was but slight, he sought the nearest way to the high-road, and as all the tracks through.the valley were known to him since he huntedthrough them in youth, -he had no other difficulty than that of surmounting...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236589521
  • 9781236589521