Cothurmus and Lyre by Edward John HardingCothurmus and Lyre by Edward John Harding

Cothurmus and Lyre

byEdward John Harding

Paperback | May 18, 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. 1878 Excerpt: ... as before. Enter Agnes upon the lawn, approaching the house. Agnes (sings). My lodging is on the cold ground, And very hard is iny fare, But that which grieves me most of all Many a sore mile have I come to reach this door, and now I daren't go in! I'm sure the prodigal son's heart would have failed him at the last, if his old father hadn't seen him afar off. Ah, if Mr. Fortescue was here, he would take me back and forgive me, I know, for he was always the kind gentleman to his dependents. Dear old house! I could kiss every stone in your walls and every pane in your windows, I could! O the black time I've seen since I stole out of your doors to hide the shame that I knew was coming upon me! Joseph Lorimer, Joseph Lorimer, the vengeance of God light on you for the wrong you did me! Many's the hard road and the sharp stone, the bitter cold night and the bitter cold look I've had to suffer since then! My dear little baby was born in a pinfold; and how I've kept him alive till this day, the blessed Lord only knows! 'Tis past telling how often the poor creature has gone a-whimpering all day for the nourishment I couldn't, couldn't give him; it did cut my heart, it did, to see him begging so pitiful with his little eyes! and glad I've often been to share a crust with the dogs in the kennel. And at night I've had to snatch him up and run because I heard the drunken men roaring along the lanes, and the heart in the breast of me would be churning for fear. But the men were kinder than the women, after all; the drunkenest man that ever staggered has more feeling for a wretch like me than the sweetest lady that ever sat in silk; and if it hadn't been for my baby's little twining fingers, I should have died in the roads long ago. And now here I am at the door, and dur...
Title:Cothurmus and LyreFormat:PaperbackDimensions:34 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:May 18, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217777767

ISBN - 13:9780217777766