Strangers and pilgrims, by the author of 'Lady Audley's secret'.


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Pàgina 249 - GO from me. Yet I feel that I shall stand Henceforward in thy shadow. Nevermore Alone upon the threshold of my door Of individual life, I shall command The uses of my soul, nor lift my hand Serenely in the sunshine as before, Without the sense of that which I forbore — Thy touch upon the palm. The widest land Doom takes to part us, leaves thy heart in mine With pulses that beat double. What I do And what I dream include thee, as the wine Must taste of its own grapes. And when I sue God for myself,...
Pàgina 222 - gin to fear that thou art past all aid From me and from my calling; yet so young, I still would— Man. Look on me! there is an order Of mortals on the earth, who do become Old in their youth, and die ere middle age, Without the violence of warlike death...
Pàgina 203 - Noblest of men, woo't die ? Hast thou no care of me ? shall I abide In this dull world, which in thy absence is No better than a sty ? O, see, my women, [Antony dies. The crown o
Pàgina 171 - I too have sacrificed to him — For me There fell the dearest friend, and through my fault He fell ! No joy from favourable fortune Can overweigh the anguish of this stroke.
Pàgina 149 - He sat on till the chapel clock had struck nine. The October night was blusterous, wild gusts rattling the window-frames, and rustling the ivy with a gruesome and ghostly sound, as of disembodied souls striving for admittance. The moon was up, and by fits and starts emerged from a stormy sea of blackest clouds, lighting up the wild landscape, the water at the foot of the hill. It was during one of these sudden bursts of moonlight that Mr. Forde, happening suddenly to look up, saw a strange figure...
Pàgina 188 - ... Margaret (listening}. That was my true-love's voice. (She springs up. The chains fall off.} Where is he ? I heard him call. I am free. Nobody shall hinder me. I will fly to his neck ! lie on his bosom ! He called Margaret ! He stood upon the threshold. In the midst, through the howling and clattering of hell, through the grim, devilish scoffing, I knew the sweet, the loving tone again.
Pàgina 247 - They ! Who ? Your brother-in-law had no near relations. There will only be lawyers and the new Viscount interested in this business. Let the dead bury their dead. You have your sister to think of. Could you not send for Blanche ? Your sister expressed a desire to see Blanche. I have been thinking that I might find you a furnished house at Hetheridge ; there is a pretty little cottage on the outskirts of the village which I am told is usually let to strangers in summer. If I could get that for you...
Pàgina 222 - More than are number'd in the lists of Fate, Taking all shapes, and bearing many names. Look upon me! for even of all these things Have I partaken; and of all these things, One were enough; then wonder not that I Am what I am, but that I ever was, Or having been, that I am still on earth. Abbot. Yet, hear me still Man. Old man! I do respect Thine order, and revere...
Pàgina 138 - ... life to the stable than to Elizabeth. But he felt not the less that his life was broken — that he could never again be the man that he had been ; that even the hoarse roar of the ring and the public when his colours came to the front in a great race would henceforth fall flat upon his ear.
Pàgina 251 - ... feet to a lower level or terrace, and this edge is marked for a distance of about a quarter of a mile by the remains of a stone wall or other analogous structure. This is located on the extreme edge of the upper bench, and it is marked on its higher side by a very small elevation. On the outer or lower side it is more clearly visible, as the stones of which the wall was composed are scattered over the slope...

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