'Miserrimus' [by F.M. Reynolds].

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Page 201 - Oh , God! how did I survive that moment? — Had this angel victim of my accursed ferocity striven, in the deadliness of revenge, to stab me to the soul, she could have devised no wiser mode than this simple allusion to the hour of our first meeting. But groan, word, nor look betrayed the agony that was consuming me; though any crime but mine might have been expiated by what I then endured. After a last and passionate embrace, with a long, lingering look and a breaking heart, my poor sister left...
Page 207 - And it came to pass, when King Jeroboam heard the saying of the man of God, which had cried against the altar in Bethel, that he put forth his hand from the altar, saying lay hold on him. And his band, which he put forth against him, dried up, so that he could not pull it in again to him.
Page 187 - Slave, I have set my life upon a cast, And I will stand the hazard of the die : I think, there be six Richmonds in the field; Five have I slain to-day, instead of him : — A horse! a horse! my kingdom for a horse!
Page 207 - And Adoni-bezek said, Threescore and ten kings, having * their thumbs and their great toes cut off, 'gathered their meat under my table: as I have done, BO God hath requited me.
Page 183 - Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him, for they shall eat the fruit of their doings. " Woe unto the wicked! It shall be ill with him, for the reward of his hands shall be given him.
Page 55 - There is more joy in heaven, said our blessed Saviour, over one sinner that repenteth, than, over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance. There is no man but needs a tear, and a sorrow even for his daily weaknesses, and possibly they are the instrumental expiations of our sudden and frequent and lesser surprises of imperfection ; but the just persons need no repentance...
Page 173 - ... all that is beautiful in the human heart. We descended ; and I supported her into the first carriage. The attendant menials slowly arranged themselves ; we began to advance at the solemn and stately pace of a funereal procession ; and we were left alone in that dark prison to our own dark thoughts. I had taken my seat opposite to her; and resolutely fixed my eyes upon her face with the unsteady desperation of a man, consciously sinning. For a moment, she intently examined my countenance ; and...
Page 99 - ... of my fathers. But great as were these changes, how much greater were those which the family of my unfortunate mistress had experienced. For many months after the death of his son, her father had led a life as secluded as that of his daughter. At last, instigated perhaps by the hope of excitement and distraction, he embarked a small portion of his fortune in mercantile adventure. He was eminently successful; and impelled by his success, he was induced to enter into some mining speculations of...
Page 53 - Never.'" she exclaimed, with a mighty voice, and a fearful emphasis. I stood as though in a dream; my arms no longer retained the power of embracing her; they fell by my side, and she availed herself of her release to withdraw a few paces from me. At length I awoke from my prostration, and the power of utterance returned. "Never!" I repeated; "oh, M , retract this dreadful resolution!"
Page 114 - I self-oblivion, I stole cautiously along until I obtained a sight of the sufferer. God of heaven ! for the first time for four long years I stood within a few yards of the being I adored! I knew—I felt that it was she, though I saw not her face. Clinging to the next branch for support, I gazed with a full and bursting soul on the picture she presented—and oh! how piteous, and yet how beautiful it was! She was seated beneath the trunk of an old and fantastic tree, the huge limbs of which inclining...

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