Canterbury Tales, المجلد 2

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Mason Brothers, 1857
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الصفحة 30 - And turned her loose: yet still she came again. My careless days and my luxurious nights At length have wearied her, and now she's gone, Gone, gone, divorced for ever.
الصفحة 30 - And purple greatness met my ripened years. When first I came to empire, I was borne On tides of people, crowding to my triumphs; The wish of nations, and the willing world...
الصفحة 90 - LEE. pursued, had sunk towards the close of it into profound silence. The anxious eyes of Josephine, from the moment they lost sight of her husband, had been turned towards her son ; and, for the first time in her life, she felt her heart a prey to divided affections ; for, while the frantic wildness of Siegendorf almost irresistibly impelled her to follow him, she was yet alive to all the danger of leaving Conrad a prey to reflections hostile to every sentiment of filial duty or respect. The latter,...
الصفحة 55 - Count Siegendorf, in the most pointed terms, and such as bespoke him well acquainted with all that was passing at Cassel, at once renounced a son to whom it was evident no promise was sacred; "who had flattered his hopes only the more grossly to betray them ; who had sported with the name of his family again to disgrace it ; who was alive to no feeling of duty, no principle of honor ; and whom time and misfortune, far from reforming, had only taught duplicity.
الصفحة 166 - No more to learn or hide : I know no fear, And have within these very walls men who (Although you know them not) dare venture all things. You stand high with the state ; what passes here Will not excite her too great curiosity : Keep your own secret, keep a steady eye, Stir not, and...
الصفحة 165 - Listen to me !" he added, silencing the count with a savage and alarming tone : — " If your present condemnation of me be just, I have listened to you at least once too often ! — Remember who told me, when at M , that there were crimes rendered venial by the occasion : who painted the excesses of passion as the trespasses of humanity : who held the balance suspended before my eyes between the goods of fortune and those of...
الصفحة 89 - ... instances before you, none are so secure but desperation or subtilty may reach them ! — Stralenheim in the palace of a prince was in my power ! — My knife was held over him ! — a single moment would have swept him from the face of the earth, and with him all my future fears : — I forbore — and I am now in his.
الصفحة 163 - Count, be short,' he added, again glancing towards Conrad, ' and be the future at your peril no less than mine ! Where shall I remain?' ' ' Siegendorf opened a door that admitted to one turret of the castle, of which he knew all other egress was barred ; the Hungarian started, and his presence of mind evidently failed him. He looked around with the air of a man who is conscious that, relying on a sanguine hope, he has ventured too far, and neither knows how to stand his ground nor to recede ; yet...
الصفحة 90 - These are only the systems of my father," said he. continuing earnestly to gaze on her. " My mother thinks not with him ?" Josephine spoke not: there was an oppression at her heart that robbed her of the power. Conrad covered his face with his hand, and reclined it for a moment on her shoulder. ** Explain to me," said he, after a second pause.
الصفحة 73 - Two strangers, who had but lately gained the shore, were witnesses of the scene, and, perceiving the danger to be imminent, plunged, with some hazard to themselves, into the water. The last effort of the baron, on perceiving his situation, was to open the carriage door, and attempt to throw himself out. He had so far succeeded, that his rescue was accomplished with less difficulty than it otherwise would have been ; and though he was to all appearance lifeless, the assistance given by the strangers...

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