A Winter in Paris Volume 3

A Winter in Paris Volume 3

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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. 1811 edition. Excerpt: ...a great deal of water, was sinking beneath the waves. I raised her head as much as possible, and we entered shallow water, when I perceived some persons advancing to our assistance; but exhausted by the efforts which I had made to save myself and my companion, I sunk under the surface of the tide, and soon afterwards lost all recollection. "O lord! methought what pain it was to drown. What dreadful noise of water in my ears! What sights of ugly death within my eyes! Methought I saw a thousand fearful wrecks, A thousand men that fishes knawed upon. Wedges of gold, great anchors, heapi of pearl, Inestimable stones, unvalued jewels--All scattered in the bottom of the sea." CHAP. Yt "Il y a quelquefois dans le cours de la vie de si chers plaisirs et de si tendres engagements que l'on nous defend, qu'il est natural de desirer du moins qu'ils fusient permis: de si grands charmes me peuvent etres surpasses que par celui de savoir y renoncer par vertu." i On recovering my senses I found that I was lying on the sand, at no great distance from the sea side: -several strangers were bending over me, apparently watching the return of animation; and I perceived that I was supported by some friendly arm, but I did not immediately recover sufficient consciousness of surrounding objects to discern by whom I was raised from the sand, till the accents of Rimini's VOL. III. F voice, which still lingered in my ear, in defiance of absence and of danger, roused my attention, and I imagined that it was he who pressed me to his heart, and rapturously expressed his joy at seeing me revive again; but I instantly closed my eyes, and feared to move, lest the dream should vanish: my apprehensions, however, were soon removed; Rimini...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236871065
  • 9781236871060