Rachel Gray: A Tale Founded on Fact

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Appleton, 1856 - English fiction - 308 pages
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Page 310 - Looking-Glass for the Mind. Many plates, . Love and Money. By Mary Howitt, . . Minister's Family. By Mrs. Ellis, ... My Own Story. By Mary Howitt, ... My Uncle, the Clockmaker. By do. . . No Sense Like Common Sense. By do. . Peasant and the Prince. By H.
Page 311 - D. Appleton & Company's List of New Works. Miscellaneous and General Literature. An Attic Philosopher in Paris, ... 25 Appletons...
Page 3 - This tale, as the title-page implies, is founded on fact. Its truth is its chief merit, and the Author claims no other share in it, than that of telling it to the best of her power. ... I do not mean to aver that every word is a positive and literal truth, that every incident occurred exactly as I have related it, and in no other fashion, but this I mean to say: that I have invented nothing in the character of Rachel Gray, and that the sorrows of Richard Jones are not imaginary sorrows. ... I wished...
Page 277 - A king was once hunting alone in a wood, when he heard a very beautiful voice singing very sweetly; he went on, and saw it was a poor leper; " How can you sing," he said, " when you seem in so wretched a condition ?" The leper replied: " It is because I am in this state that I sing, for, as my body decays, I know that the hour of my deliverance draws nigh, when I shall leave this miserable world, and go to my Lord and my God.
Page 310 - No such Word as Fail, 53 Patient Waiting No Loss, .... 53 Dashwood Priory. By the Author of Edgar Clifton, 15 Edgar Clifton; or Right and Wrong, % . 15 Fireside Fairies. By Susan Pindar, . . 53 Good in Every Thing.
Page 60 - I was naked and ye clothed me ; I was hungry and ye fed me ; I was athirst and ye gave me drink...
Page 309 - ... 38 Hull's Civil and Military Life, . . . 2 00 Life and Adventures of Daniel Boone, . 38 Life of Henry Hudson, .... 38 Life of Capt. John Smith, ... 38 Moore's Life of George Castriot, . . 1 00 Napoleon's Memoirs. By Duchess D'Abrautes, 4 00 Napoleon.
Page 4 - I wished to show the intellectual, the educated, the fortunate, the minds which they are apt to slight as narrow, that lives which they pity as moving in the straight and gloomy paths of mediocrity, are often blessed and graced beyond the usual lot, with those lovely aspirations towards better deeds and immortal things, without which life is indeed a thing of little worth; cold and dull as a sunless day.
Page 307 - Oh ! why have I not too a father to love and know me, not imperfectly, but fully — completely," a sweet and secret voice replies : " You had set your heart on human love, and because you had set your heart upon it, it was not granted to you.
Page 310 - PARLEY'S WORKS. Faggots for the Fireside, . Parley's Present for all Seasons, . Wanderers by Sea and Land, Winter Wreath of Summer Flowers, TALES FOR THE PEOPLE AND THEIR CHILDREN.

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