Friendship's Offering, Volum 5

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Phillips and Sampson, 1845
 

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Side 96 - Fanny for his life: she answered not, but withdrawing to the furthest part of the charrette, wept bitterly. Late that night, they reached the destined chalet, and found Monsieur de Marville arrived. It was a halfruined miserable habitation perched among the snows, cold and bare; food was ill to be obtained, and danger breathed around them. Fanny attended on them with assiduous care, but she never spoke of the scene in the village ; and though she strove to look the same, Henry never addressed her...
Side 212 - ... was the impostor. Missing on the morrow her who was the pledge of his safety and success, but assured that she could not have wandered far, he despatched emissaries in all directions to seek her; and himself, joining in the pursuit, followed the road she had taken, and was captured by these lawless men, who expected rich ransom from one whose appearance denoted rank and wealth. When they discovered who their prisoner was, they generously delivered him up into his brother's hands. Ferdinand and...
Side 186 - Leaning her cheek upon her hand, she thought of the dangers her lover would encounter, of her loneliness the while, of his letters, and of his return. A rustling sound now caught her ear: was it the breeze among the ilex trees? her own veil was unwaved by every wind, her tresses even, heavy in their own rich beauty only, were not lifted from her cheek. Again those sounds. Her blood retreated to her heart, and her limbs trembled. What could it mean? Suddenly the upper branches of the nearest tree...
Side 187 - His descent was difficult, but he achieved it happily, and the stave of a song, whose soft sounds rose like the smoke of incense from an altar, from the dell below, to her impatient ear, assured her of his safety. As is always the case when an account is gathered from eye-witnesses, I never could ascertain the exact date of these events. They occurred however while Murat was king of Naples, and when he raised his Italian regiments, Count Eboli, as aforesaid, became a junior officer in them, and served...
Side 105 - ... extremely circumscribed, but good fires will impart a glow of genial warmth and comfort to the weather-bound, and whenever the sky clears up, the most beautiful effects are visible in the scenery either wholly or partially unveiled by the sunbeams breaking through the clouds. A lover of nature, domiciled in one of these altitudes, will always find something to interest and engage the attention, in the numerous changes which take place in different states of the atmosphere, giving endless variety...
Side 206 - ... in that of a few seconds. During their interview, she was wary and firm; while the instinctive power of innocence over guilt gave majesty to her demeanour. The contriver of her ills for a moment cowered beneath her eye. At first he would by no means allow that he was not the person he pretended to be: but the energy and eloquence of truth bore down his artifice, so that, at length driven into a corner, he turned — a stag at bay. Then it was her turn to quail; for the superior energy of a man...
Side 125 - ... requested the delay of a very few days, in order to enable me to go to and return from Baden, and to complete some arrangements. At that place, I was likely to secure the counsel and assistance of a male friend who, (as I believed), had not yet left it; and I pledged my honour to return to Coblentz by a week at farthest. The officer was by no means unreasonable; and, though he did not fail to insist on the painful situation in which his friend would remain, he acquiesced, however unwillingly,...
Side 116 - ... my spleen, peevishness, and mortification, and to all farther adventures, and turned my steps homewards. A large company had assembled at supper at the table d'hote ; I took my place at the lower end of the room, where two officers in uniform, apparently belonging to the garrison, were seated, with some of their acquaintance, who had recently arrived at the hotel. My fellow-guests were disposed to be communicative; a joyous spirit of good fellowship prevailed; the wine passed briskly, while an...
Side 207 - It would blanch your cheek," he said to his trembling auditress, " could I describe all that I have suffered to achieve my purpose. I would trust to none — I executed all myself. It was a glorious triumph, but due to my perseverance and my fortitude, when I and my usurping brother stood, I, the noble, he, the degraded outcast, before our sovereign." Having rapidly detailed his history, he now sought to win the favourable ear of Adalinda, who stood with averted and angry looks. He tried by the varied...

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