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The Mysteries of Udolfo (Volume 2 ); A Romance Interspersed with Some Pieces of Poetry (Paperback) Loot Price: R446
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The Mysteries of Udolfo (Volume 2 ); A Romance Interspersed with Some Pieces of Poetry (Paperback): Ann Ward Radcliffe

The Mysteries of Udolfo (Volume 2 ); A Romance Interspersed with Some Pieces of Poetry (Paperback)

Ann Ward Radcliffe

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1795 Excerpt: ... CHAP. III. He it a great observer, and. he look Quite through the deeds of men: he loves no plays, he hears no music; Seldom he smiles; and smiles in such a sort, As if he mock'd himself, and scorn'd his spirit That could be mov'd to smile at any thing. Such men as he be never at heart's ease, When they behold a greater than themselves. Junus Caesar. MoNTONI and his companion did not return home, till many hours after the dawn had blushed upon the Adriatic. The airy groups, which had danced all night along the colonnade of St. Mark, dispersed before the morning, like so many spirits. Montoni had been otherwise engaged; his foul was little susceptible of light pleasures. He delighted in the energies of the passions; the, difficulties and tempests of life, which wreck wreck the happiness of others, roused and strengthened all the powers of his mind, and afforded him the highest enjoyments, of which his nature was capable-Without some object of strong interest, life was to him little more than a sleep; and, when pursuits of real interest failed, he substituted artificial ones, till habit changed their nature, and they ceased to be unreal. Of this kind was the habit of gaming, which he had adopted, first, for the purpose of relieving him from the languor of inaction, but had since pursued with the ardour of passion. In this occupation he had passed the night with Cavigni and a party of young men, who had more money than rank, and mere vice than either. Montoni despised the greater part of these for the inferiority of the;r talents, rather than for their vicious inclinations, and associated with them only to 'make them the instruments of his purposes. admitted to his intimacy, but even towards these he still preserved a decisive and haughty air, which, whil..


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Ann Ward Radcliffe
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 76
ISBN-13: 978-1-235-76296-3
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-235-76296-3
Barcode: 9781235762963

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