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. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ... chapter X. 'adieu donc,
belle france.' But think nae ye my heart was sair, When I laid the
mould on his yellow hair? Think nae ye my heart was wae, When I
turn'd about, away to gae? Lament of the Border Widow. he following
day was too full of sharp anguish to be called unreal, and yet
Ursule often felt as if she was living in a dream. Paroxysms of
violent sorrow were succeeded by hours in which the sorrow was only
not violent, because it was stupefied. That which soothed her most
effectually was the sight of his face, on which the look of
everlasting peace was stamped; and while this was left to her she
did not feel utterly lonely. It was on the afternoon of the funeral
that Madame feared most for her. She had attended it with a
quietness that was unnatural, had seen the coffin descend, heard
the pastor's voice proclaim the end of the earthly life, and had
walked home, tearless still, and rigid; but when she stood in the
midst of their little room, and saw his empty couch, the
self-control gave way, and she burst into a passion of tears, more
heart-rending than any she had yet gone through. It lasted long
enough really to frighten Madame, who, looking round for
consolation, caught up Louis' little brown Bible and pushed it into
her hands. It seemed to Ursule like a treasure sent from him; she
pressed it to her heart, and kissed it vehemently, and afterwards
she consented to let Madame undress and lay her, exhausted as she
was, upon her bed. The sun streamed in at the open window, and with
it came a remembrance of almost the last verse she had read to him,
where among the glories of the Heavenly Home it was told how the
City had no need of the sun; 'for the glory of God did lighten it,
and the Lamb is the light thereof.' Then, as she...
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Frances Mary Peard
||246 x 189 x 7mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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