Tales by Professor Wilson

Tales by Professor Wilson

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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. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ...Lyndsay, I wish you would look after your own doings, and let me alone to judge for myself. I never went a-sailingin boats with a sweetheart on a Sabbathday. You have as much reason to repent as I have." This was a cruel blow to Margaret's heart, and her hand, that held Mary's, insensibly let go its hold. 'Never could she think of Harry N eedham without tears; and now the very hour of his death was brought back before her--the rush of the waters--and her o_wn often repented sin. Her heart began to sob as it would break, and it was some time before she could speak. "_ Ay, ay, Mary! I behaved ill, indeed, on that unhappy day, and, if I were to live till I was ninety years old, never, never, could I forget it, nor cease to acknowledge my great guilt."--" Then why attack me, when you are sae much waur yoursel? I never was the cause o' ony ane that liked me bein drowned."--" N o, Mary, you never were. But you know that I ha a long and dangerous fever after the death of Harry Needham, and that I repented my guilt often on my knees to God, when you yourself were in the room, only our two selves, and then you wept for me. Oh! why this cruel charge? Both my little sisters, too, you ken are dead; and, wae's me, my mother is no strong. Will you be friends with me again, Mary? and, if ever I give you advice again, it will be in a better spirit, and you will not be angry with me any more." Had Mary Mitchell been but on the verge of guilt, her heart could not have withstood this appeal, for it was not destitute of kind affections. But her innocence and her virtue were gone, and she felt abased before the purity of Margaret Lyndsay. _ he therefore, in self-defence, cherished anger in her...
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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 490g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236985370
  • 9781236985378