The Works of Henry MacKenzie, Esq. Volume 4

The Works of Henry MacKenzie, Esq. Volume 4

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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. 1808 edition. Excerpt: ... the ideas which the view of their stupendous summits, inaccessible to mortal foot, was calculated to inspire, which naturally; said he, leads the mind to that Being by whom their foundations were laid.-- They are not seen in Flanders said Ma'moiselle, with a sigh. That's an odd remark, said Mr, smiling.-----She blushed, and he inquired no farther. It was with regret he left a society in which he found himself so happy; but he settled with La Roche and his daughter a plan of correspondence; and they took his promise, that, if ever he came within fifty leagues of their dwelling, he should travel those fifty leagues to visit them. No. 44. SATURDAY, June 26, 1779. CONCLUSION OF THE STORY OF LA ROCHE. ABOUT three years after, our philosopher was on a visit at Geneva; the promise he made to La Roche and his daughter, on his former visit, was recalled to his mind, by the view of that range of mountains, on a part of which they had often looked together. There was a reproach, too, conveyed along with the recollection, for his having failed to write to either for several months past. The truth was, that indolence was the habit most natural 'to him, from which he was not easily roused by the claims of correspondence either of his friends or of his enemies; when the latter drew their pens in controversy, they were often unanswered as well as the former. Vhile he was hesitating about a visit to La Roche, which he wished to make, but found the effort rather too much for him, he received a letter from the old man, which had been forwarded to him from Paris, where he had then fixed his residence. It contained a gentle complaint of Mr 's want of punctuality, but an assurance of continued gratitude...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123681973X
  • 9781236819734