The Knight of St. John: A Romance, Volume 2

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1817 - Malta - 282 pages
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Page 255 - Christ ; and dispose yourself so, as if you were even at the last affront, and the very latest injury you were to receive in marching under the cross of our Lord.
Page 146 - ... into contempt. Cesario's share in the conversation went little beyond an occasional monosyllable; condemning himself to the penance of appearing to listen, in gratitude for the signor's well-intended kindness.
Page 149 - ... sprang through the pillared entrance : he drew a profound sigh, and as he sighed, he looked up. He then saw Cesario standing opposite to him, with such an expression of misery and meltingness in his face ; and that face so wan, that he almost took it for his apparition.
Page 151 - I will prove it to you,) that never by thought, word, nor deed, have I wronged you with Beatrice ; — is our bond of soul to be broken at...
Page 150 - Giovanni had so unfortunately taken up after it fell from the arm of Beatrice. , Cesario looked at this bracelet eagerly, intently ; then furiously dashing it on the floor, and trampling it under his feet, he cried out, " There, cursed bauble ! — defend yourself, false man!
Page 150 - At that moment, had Giovanni possessed ten thousand lives, Cesario would have thought them all too few to slake his gasping vengeance: he uttered some unconnected words of horrid import, accompanied by certain wandering movements of the eye and hand, which had an expression in them even more horrible than his words. Giovanni, however, looked at him awhile with a fearless though afflicted...
Page 151 - ... of love pass between you? did I not hear her declare shame on that shameless avowal! Away — away.
Page 147 - Calva were no longer audible : (hen a wild and savage joy thrilled through him : for he was free! — free, to seek the revenge his soul thirsted for. With one spring he cleared the balcony of his window into the garden ; scaled its high wall ; and was at the door of Giovanni's house in the Strada Lomellino, without having once...
Page 269 - And who shall place him in the sun, Nor be like light to look upon...
Page 146 - Calva spoke like a common man, to one but slightly affected by a common passion : he was used to see lovers discarded and hearts change ; he was used also to the first burst of jealous rage ; and he dreaded only its first burst.

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