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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ...the font, just inside the
door; but he saw it instantly, --a small square tablet bordered
with black marble; a tablet that, even at this distance, looked
newer than the rest. In another moment he was standing before it,
reading the inscription. That inscription was brief and simple
enough; but it epitomised a history. 7 NEAR THIS SPOT LIES THE BODY
OF THE RIGHT HON. REGINALD TEMPLE DE BENHAM, TWENTY-EIGHTH BARON DE
BENHAM OF BENHAMPTON IN THE counrv OF MONMOUTH, AND COUNT OF THE
HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE. BORN APRIL 14, 1809, DIED NOVEMBER 6, 1842. The
young man read, and, as he read, a deep dark flush mounted slowly
all over his face and brow. Then the flush faded, and left him very
pale. For a long time he stood on the same spot, in the same
attitude; motionless; absorbed in profound thought. Again and again
he read that brief inscription; again and again recapitulated to
himself the facts which it recorded. But they were facts of which
he found it difficult at first to realise the full significance. At
length he drew a deep breath, sat himself down upon the altar-step,
and covered his face with his hands. The sun had shifted from the
painted window and the shadows had changed upon the floor, before
he looked up from that reverie. And then he rose heavily, dreamily,
like one just roused from sleep. One by one, he then took the
monuments as they came, staying to read the inscriptions upon such
as were still legible, and setting himself, apparently, to carry
away a clear and permanent recollection, not only of each separate
tomb, but of the name and deeds of those who lay beneath. Happening
to have a pencil and a small note-book in his pocket, he now and
then scrawled a line of memorandum as he went along; and once he
stopped to sketch a hasty..
|Country of origin:
Amelia Ann Blanford Edwards
||246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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