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Da Capo; And Other Tales (Paperback) Loot Price: R141
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Da Capo; And Other Tales (Paperback): Anne Thackeray Ritchie
Da Capo; And Other Tales (Paperback): Anne Thackeray Ritchie

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Da Capo; And Other Tales (Paperback)

Anne Thackeray Ritchie

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...then burst into tears, Don't you guess it all, she sobbed. Yes, she is my mother, my own mother, and I did not even know we were at her very door. Oh Miss Williamson, she must relent, she must take me to her heart once more. If it were not for my brother she would have done so long, long ago. When I go there they will not admit me. When I write they send me back my letters. This time, when we came to England I could make no more advances. I had been too bitterly wounded.-It is difficult to understand how some people can have the courage to be unforgiving, day after day, week after week. They go to sleep, they wake up again; they hear the birds sing; they see the sun shine upon the just and the unjust; a thousand blessings are theirs; but still they hold out and refuse their own blessing to the offenders. They hear of sorrows that can never be healed; they hear of joys befalling their fellow-men; they realise life and death, and it does not occur to them that there is no death like that of coldness and estrangement. Against the inevitable, warm hearts can hold their own; but the avoidable, the self-inflicted pangs of life, what is there to be said for them? This kind old lady, Mrs. Ellis by name, who was good to the poor, thoughtful for her dependants, affectionate to her friends, showed a stern and unforgiving spirit towards one person which seemed utterly at variance with her whole life and nature. This one person was the daughter she had loved best of all her children, who had left her home one day and married without her mother's consent. Arnheim had been Mary's music master. The family could not forget it. All the'way home I sat turning over one scheme and another in my mind for bringing the mother and...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2013
First published: September 2013
Authors: Anne Thackeray Ritchie
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 50
ISBN-13: 978-1-130-56650-5
Barcode: 9781130566505
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-130-56650-1

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