Carl Werner, An Imaginative Story Volume 2; Conrad Weickhoff. Logoochie. Jocassee. The Cherokee…

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byWilliam Gilmore Simms

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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.1838 Excerpt: ... CONRADE WEICKHOFF. It was the easiest thing in the world for Rodolph Steinmyer to become enamored of the fair Bertha, the only daughter of the Baron Staremberg. It was not so easy a matter to obtain the approval of the proud old baron. Rodolph was noble, of excellent family; but what is nobility without money? This was the question with the baron--the leading question in every reference which he made to the pretensions of Rodolph to his daughter's hand. Would nobility, merely, keep a castle, find retainers, man the walls against the enemy, or even--not to descend too hurriedly--furnish the table and provide the daily cheer? Manifestly, it could not; and so the noble lineage of Rodolph Steinmyer did not go far toward commending him in the sight of the sturdy father of his sweetheart. It rather made against him; as it called for that consideration in society, and rendered necessary those shows of place and pretension, which could never be expected of one not of high birth; and which, in the event of Rodolph becoming his son-in-law, would only have the effect of adding an encumbrance of great amount to his own already encumbered establishment. The baron was quite as poor as he was proud; and this probably was, in all respects, a very proper consideration. It was necessary that Bertha should re-establish the old house. The castle wanted repairs; and Bertha's eyes were looked to, whenever it became a question how money should be raised for the purpose. The castle wanted furniture; and Bertha's lips, it was thought, might do much toward fitting it up. Bertha's beauties, in short, were the only treasures to which the old baron could possibly refer, whenever he contemplated any of the many difficult, but absolutely necessary, expenditures of his household. To throw...

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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.1838 Excerpt: ... CONRADE WEICKHOFF. It was the easiest thing in the world for Rodolph Steinmyer to become enamored of the fair Bertha, the only d...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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