Isa Greame's World

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General Books LLC, 2010 - 138 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1865. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII. "But ye are where these longings vain Trouble no more the heart and brain. The sadness of this aching love Dims not our Father's house above. "But by your life of lowly faith, And by your joyful hope in death, Guide me, till on some brighter shore The sever'd wreath is bound once more! "Holy ye were, and good, and true! No change can cloud my thoughts of you. Guide me like you to live and die, And reach my Father's house on high 1" SUPPOSE we shall have her to live with us always, whether we like it or not." "Unless she dies, or gets married some day." The first speech was made by a young girl about the same age with Isa Greame, with a tall, slender figure, and a bright, rather pleasant face withal, and with some pretensions to beauty. It was "Carolina" Mervyn, as she always wrote her name; though "Cad" she was uni versally called at home and at school. The response was by a lad some three years older, though his short, square-built figure made him look much younger than he really was. His hair and complexion were like his sister's; but there the resemblance ceased. The lad had an open, frank expression of countenance. He was a little blunt, a little hasty and turbulent, it may be; but he was high-souled and generous, --a true American boy, --God bless him!--the material which founds a republic and defends its institutions. Diamonds, in the rough, perhaps; but never mind, the polish will come in good time; or, if not, better the real gem, rude and unpolished, than glitter and paste. There was another there, --Sarah, a girl of thirteen, who was listening, but was rather too indolent and too much accustomed to letting the others do the talking, to take any very spirited part in the conversation. The pleasant familyroom, where they were seated, was...

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