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(without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.
1903 edition. Excerpt: ... mind. I yield to the laws and
arrangements, Yield to the ancient existent decrees: who am I to
resist them? Yes, you will find me altered in mind, I think, as in
manners, Anxious too to atone for six weeks' loss of your Logic. So
in the cottage with Adam, the pupils five together, Read, and
bathed, and roamed, and thought not now of Philip, All in the joy
of their life, and glory of shooting-jackets. VI I in-Hi' all ml,
dnmum, meb tormina, ducite Uaphnin. Bkioht October was come, the
misty-bright October, Bright October was come to burn and glen and
cottage; Put the cottage was empty, the nMtutine deserted. Who are
these that walk by the shore of the salt sea water 1 Here in the
dusky eve, on the road by the salt sea water? Who are these 1 and
where? it is no sweet seclusion; Blank hill-sides slope down to a
salt sea loch at their bases, Scored by runnels, that fringe ere
they end with rowan and alder; Cottages here and there outstanding
bare on the mountain, Peat-roofed, windowless, white; the road
underneath by the water. There on the blank hill-side, looking down
through the loch to the ocean, There with a runnel beside, and
pine-trees twain before it, There with the road underneath, and in
sight of coaches and steamers. Dwelling of David Mackaye, and his
daughters Elspie and Bella, Sends up a column of smoke the Bothie
of Tober-na-vuolich. And of the older twain, the elder was telling
the younger, How on his pittance of soil he lived, and raised
potatoes, Barley, and oats, in the bothio where lived his father
before him Yet was smith by trade, and had travelled making
horse-shoes Far; in the army had seen some service with brave Sir
Hector, Wounded soon, and discharged, disabled as smith and
soldier; He had been many things since...
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