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Debenham's Vow Volume 1 (Paperback) Loot Price: R313
Discovery Miles 3 130
Debenham's Vow Volume 1 (Paperback): Amelia Ann Blanford Edwards

Debenham's Vow Volume 1 (Paperback)

Amelia Ann Blanford Edwards

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Loot Price R313 Discovery Miles 3 130

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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. 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..


Imprint: Theclassics.Us
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2013
First published: September 2013
Authors: Amelia Ann Blanford Edwards
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 80
ISBN-13: 978-1-230-85917-0
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-230-85917-9
Barcode: 9781230859170

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