Antonina, Or Fall of Rome

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Harper & brothers, 1898 - Goths - 438 pages
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Page 146 - ... beginning of his strength, lies the offspring of your brother's blood. And the rest — the two children, who were yet infants; the father, who was brave in battle and wise in council — where are they ? Their bones whiten on the shelterless plain, or rot unburied by the ocean shore? Think — had they lived — how happily your days would have passed with them in the time of peace ! how gladly your brother would have gone forth with you to the chase ! how joyfully his boys would have nestled...
Page 146 - Her voice trembled ; she ceased for a moment, and looked mournfully up into Hermanric's averted face. Every feature in the young chieftain's countenance expressed the tumult that her words had aroused within him. He attempted to reply, but his voice was powerless in that trying moment. His head drooped upon his heaving breast, and he sighed heavily, as, without speaking, he grasped Goisvintha by the hand. The object she had pleaded for was nearly attained — he was fast sinking beneath the tempter's...
Page 410 - ... the light of heaven once more, were at their strongest within her, as she began slowly and cautiously to tread the fatal stairs. While she descended, the pagan dropped into his former attitude at the mouth of the vault, and listened breathlessly. Minutes seemed to elapse between each step, as she went lower and lower down. Suddenly he heard her pause, as if panic-stricken in the darkness, and her voice ascended to him, groaning, "Light! light! Oh, where is the light!
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