Under Two Flags. Afternoon. at Camaldqli. in Pitti. Don Gesualdo, a Rainy Rainy June. Beatrice Boville

Under Two Flags. Afternoon. at Camaldqli. in Pitti. Don Gesualdo, a Rainy Rainy June. Beatrice Boville

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...whom he had believed dead was living, and bearing the burden of the guilt he should have borne, what he was filled with was the imminence of his own peril.. Cecil stood in silence looking at him. He saw the boyish loveliness he remembered so well altered into the stronger and fuller beauty of the man. He saw that life had gone softly, smoothly, joyously, with this weak and feminine nature; and that, in the absence of temptation to evil, its career had been fair and straight in the sight of the world. He saw that his brother had been, in one word, happy. He saw that happiness had done for this character what adversity had done for his own. He saw that by it had been saved a temperament that calamity would have wrecked. He stood and looked at him, but he spoke not one word; whatever he felt, he restrained from all expression. The younger man still hid his face upon his hand, as if, even in those pale gray moonbeams, he shunned the light that was about him. " We believed you were dead," he murmured, wildly. "They said so; there seemed every proof.--But when I saw you yesterday, I knew you--I knew you, though you passed me as a stranger. I stayed on here; they told me you would return. God! what agony this day and night have been!" Cecil was silent still; he knew that this agony had been the dread lest he should be living." There were many emotions at war in him--scorn, and pity, and wounded love, and pride too proud to sue for a gratitude denied, or quoth a sacrifice that was almost without parallel in generosity, all held him speechless. To overwhelm the sinner before him with reproaches, to count and claim the immeasurable debts due to him, to upbraid and to revile the wretched weakness that had left the soil of...show more

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  • Paperback | 370 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 658g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123690740X
  • 9781236907400