The Affectionate Brothers: A Tale ...

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Printed at the Minerva Press for A.K. Newman and Company, 1816 - English fiction
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Page 76 - ... ought to approve, yet I can neither tear you wholly from my affections, Edward, nor forget my own obligations to you ; leave me for one hour, during which I will calculate my own wages, and I promise you faithfully to give you to the amount of the last shilling I am worth in the world; in the mean time, consider if there is any other way in which I can serve you, and be assured I will do it to the very utmost in my power.
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Page 107 - ... was carried immediately upon deck. In a few moments the lately imprisoned party swarmed around like bees escaping from their hive. The buzz of voices again broke on his ear; he was sensible of a close pressure around him, and one, distinct from all the rest, exclaimed — " For Heaven's sake stanch that wound! Oh that my blood could flow for his !" * Tom opened his eyes, and, kneeling at his feet, with anxiety marked in every feature, beheld the object of his search — his brother ! For a moment...
Page 6 - ... goods, he flew to the distressed sufferers, and to the utmost of his power contributed to their comfort, by attending to their wants, procuring food or medicine as it was needed> and not unfrequently bathing and binding their wounds, under the direction of the few medical medical men that remained to help them.
Page 34 - ... the roofs of houses, being commonly suspended over the dining-tables, and bandied to and fro between two servants, for the purpose of clearing away the numerous flies which settle on the meat. As soon as Charles became aware of this, his heart began to throb with expectation those only can form an idea of who have been in similar situations; some unknown, but friendly hand, was doubtless held out to help him — on the present moment was probably suspended not only all the good or evil of his...
Page 96 - And, who, dear mother, is so likely to effect either as myself— the broths he always loved so tenderly, and one who is devoted to the sacred office of calling sinners to repentance ?" A faint consent, breathed in a sigh that proved how deeply the mother's heart was wrung, decided this projected expedition; and as Doctor Ecclestone could not help approving the determination of his amiable and virtuous...
Page 80 - At these words Edward, flinging himself on his neck, declared solemnly, that such was his deep contrition, and utter abhorrence of his past conduct, that he would now give the whole world to be placed in any situation where he could indeed honestly earn his living by suitable exertions. Willing to believe, and anxious to serve...
Page 18 - ... of industry, he lost no time in effecting his purpose, and very soon placed his bills and other property in the hands of a British officer on whom he could rely. He was unable, from the pressure of business, to write even a line'to his dear family; but he engaged the gentleman whom he intrusted to see his mother in London, and assure her of his safety: alas! while he spoke the words that safety was lost — he was seized in the presence of hia kind messenger as a spy, and ignominiously dragged...

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