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The Old Soldier; The Wandering Lover, and Other Poems. Together with a Sketch of the Author's Life (Paperback) Loot Price: R286
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The Old Soldier; The Wandering Lover, and Other Poems. Together with a Sketch of the Author's Life (Paperback): William...
The Old Soldier; The Wandering Lover, and Other Poems. Together with a Sketch of the Author's Life (Paperback): William...

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The Old Soldier; The Wandering Lover, and Other Poems. Together with a Sketch of the Author's Life (Paperback)

William Heaton

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: THE WANDERING LOVER, OR, RANDOLPH AND JULIA. IN FODR PAETS. THE ARGUMENT. The "Wandering Lover" is founded upon fact. In the early part of last century there resided, near a village lying between Keighley and Skipton, a gentleman of ample fortune having an only daughter. An adjacent cottage was the home of the man-servant, his wife, and their boy. Circumstances threw the children into daily intercourse. They played together?strolled together?ripened into youth together. Both. were models: Julia of women's grace and sweetness?Randolph of man'a enthusiasm and valour. It is needless to say that sharing each other's society and pursuits they became attached in a deeper sense. At length Randolph made a declaration of his passion, and was overjoyed to learn that his love was reciprocated. From that hour their stolen interviews were frequent; and forgetful of the disparity in their stations they plighted faith in all sincerity and trust. It was during one of these clandestine meetings, on a lovely summer's evening, they were overheard by Julia's father. Rreaking in upon them, the proud man, with bitter words spurned Randolph from his presence. Julia by her pitiless parent was sent to a distant abode; but Randolph continued to haunt the scenes of his former bliss until a message, in Julia's own hand, besought a last interview. They met, and the broken-hearted girl, convulsed with grief which no earthly means could assuage, died in her lover's arms. Rereft of all that had endeared him to the haunts of his childhood, our hero resolved to leave his native land, and seek in the excitement of adventure cessation from his melancholy. A raging fever, however, for a time stretched him on a bed of languishing pain, and it is at this point the tale commences. PART I. " The heart t...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: William Heaton
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 134
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-09817-5
Barcode: 9780217098175
Categories: Books
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LSN: 0-217-09817-7

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