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1871 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIV. CONCLUSION. More than two
long, eventful months had passed. The friends of the king had paid,
for the crime of attempting to alter the constitution, on the
scaffold. The unhappy monarch, who, by a cruel decree of his
tyrants, was deprived of the noblest privilege of crowned heads,
the power of pardoning, could not save them nor hardly himself,
indeed, except by solemnly declaring that he had not known any
thing of the conspiracy raised in his favor. Those among his
friends who were less implicated were outlawed, among them Count
Kronhelm. Mannsfeld was buried in the quiet garden at Soderwyk. A
plain stone, overshadowed by a weepingwillow, marked the spot. The
name of " Moritz Mannsfeld" was inscribed upon the stone, together
with the words, "He died, murdered by the servants of the law, a
victim to his magnanimity." In the house Caritas still sat by her
mother's sickbed. When the unhappy woman at length awoke from her
swoon, her mind was far away. The most celebrated physicians of
Stockholm came and went, but they could not check the passionate
ravings of this fearfully-shaken soul. The patient spoke German,
only German. She was in Silesia with her parents; the victorious
Prussians were entering the captured fortress. She was sitting by
his bedside. To her mind, which often seemed entranced, the past
fifteen years were steeped in the deepest night of oblivion. "Oh I"
Caritas would think, "would it not be a blessing for the dear one,
if she were never, never again to come to herself and to a
consciousness of the truth? if God would take her now, now in her
fancied happiness?" But, generous though she was, it was only for a
few moments that the young girl could endure the thought. Then she
would sink down on her knees by the bedside, ...
|Country of origin:
Mrs Therse Albertine Robinson
||246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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