The Works of Walter Scott, Esq Volume 38

The Works of Walter Scott, Esq Volume 38

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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. 1822 edition. Excerpt: ...whimsical impressions which take possession of the mind, and to which we give way as if to involuntary impulses. There was something so singularly repulsive in the hard features of the Scotch trailer, that I could not resolve to put myself intoihis hands without transgressing every caution which could be derived from the rules ofphysiognomy. On the other hand, the warning voice behind me, the form which flitted away like a vanishing shadow through those vaults, which might be termed, "the valley of the shadow of death," had somethingcaptivating for the imagination of a young man, who, you will farther please to remember, was a young oet. P If danger was around me, as the mysterious communication intimated, how could I learn its nature, or the means of averting it, but by meeting my unknown counsellor, to whom I could see no reason for imputing any other than kind in-' tentions. Rashleigh and his machinations occurred more than once to my remembrance; but so rapid had my journey been, that I could not suppose him apprised of my arrival in Glasgow, much less prepared to play ofl' any stratagem against my person. In my temper also I was bold and confident, strong and active in person, and in some measure accustomed to the use of arms, in which the French youth of all kinds were then initiated. I did not fear any single but he's crack-Brained and cockle-headed about his nipperty tipperty poetry nonsense--He'll glowr at an auld warld harldt aik'snag as if it were a queezmaddam in full bearing; and a as a garden garnished with flowering l'nolZS choice pot-herbs; then, he wad rather claver wi' a daft'-quean they ca"'i;)iana Vernon (well Iwot they might ca' her Diana of the...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123682203X
  • 9781236822031