The Will; A Novel Volume 1

The Will; A Novel Volume 1

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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. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...the crimes of mankind, unfold the wildest schemes with tragic vehemence, and plot conspiracies to wreck the very foundations of society. He was quite abashed when, on reaching the corridor, the poet met him, no longer as a declaiming Cataline, but like a young girl who has received a missive from.her lover. His face beamed with blissful excitement and he held the lamp in one hand and a sheet of rose-tinted paper in the other. "At last," he exclaimed flourishing the note in the air. " The ice is broken! My Muse is beginning to feel her wings. God knows how it has come about, but so it is. Come, my dear fellow, and you shall be the first to enjoy the privilege of seeing this precious document--destined to mark an epoch in the history of literature." Otto, with an astonished enquiry, went into the room and sat down; Roderich planted himself in front of him and held the note close under his nose. " Sweet--is it not P" he said laughing. "Oriental oil of roses--sold for its weight in gold! Ha, ha--our epicureans know how to live!--Now, guess from whom it comes." " How can I guess! From some hitherto silent adorer, a Baroness, a Princess...." "Not a bit of it! How little you know the female heart. If I had been successful indeed, if I were the hero of a ' run ' of a hundred nights, then I daresay I should have such notes by the dozen--but as it is--and I am not such a dashing lady-killer that my personal advantages.... No. Quintus Horatius Flaccus has at length found a Maecenas-a statement to be taken with a grain of salt, of course, for Roderich Lund could never be such a mean lickspittle as the classic loafer of the V.ia Sacra--never, not if Maecenas were, the...show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236975081
  • 9781236975089