Belinda; A Novel by Rhoda BroughtonBelinda; A Novel by Rhoda Broughton

Belinda; A Novel

byRhoda Broughton

Paperback | January 31, 2012

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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. 1883. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI. "Lieb Liebchen leg's Handchen auf's Herze mein Acb borst du wie's pocbet in's Kammerlein Da hauset ein Zimmermann schlimm und arg Der zimmert mir einen Todten sarg." "Er hammert und Klopfet bei Tag und bei Nacht £r bat mich sclion langst um den Schlaf gebracbt Acb sputet euch Meister Zimmermann Damit Icli balde scblafen kann." In other climes, a sunset of suave sublimity usually means that it will be followed by a sunrise as nobly fair. But in our free isle this is not the case. Even the weather will submit to no tyranny, but follows its own wild and freakish will. You may close your eyes upon a distant steady heaven of molten copper and speckless blue; and open them upon a soaked-blanket sky, half an inch above your head. During the many wakeful patches that vary the sameness of her night, Belinda has full time to repent of her evening's doings; but not once does it occur to her that the weather may possibly intervene to prohibit the excursion. Among all her half-sincere plans for evading the expedition, the alternative of a wet day has not once suggested itself; and when the morn comes, dim and sad, the poignancy of her disappointment at sight of the dripping bushes and filled flower-cups shows her how much of veracity there was in her projects of abstinence. Now she will have to endure the pang of renunciation, without having enjoyed the merit of self-conquest. And yet it is a lovely rain, not harshly driving, nor rudely strewing the earth with a ravin of torn-off petals; but gently stealing down from the cloud-roof overhead, softly thrusting itself between the blossom-lips, feeding the juicy leaves, healthful, wealthful, beneficent, yet execrated by two young eyes that are morosely watching it. It is execrated by two old ones also. Th...
Title:Belinda; A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:136 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.29 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217637515

ISBN - 13:9780217637510

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