Elizabeth, Or, The Exiles Of Siberia; A Tale, Founded Upon Facts

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byCottin Cottin

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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.1828 Excerpt: ... but she did not give him time. " Mr. Smoloff," cried she, " hear me; I have occasion for your assistance to save my father; promise me your support." These few words destroyed the young man's illusion; confused and agitated, he foresaw his mistake, but he did not love Elizabeth the less. He fell on his knees: she thought it was to God, but it was to her; and he swore to obey her. She resumed: " From the moment in which I began to know myself, all my thoughts have centered in my parents; their love has been my only blessing, their felicity the sole end of my existence. They are unhappy; God has called me to their relief, and he has sent you hither only to aid me in fulfilling my destiny. Mr. Smoloff", I wish to go to Peter sburgh to solicit the pardon of my father." Smoloff made a gesture of surprise, as if to dissuade her from her purpose, but she hastily added: " I cannot inform you at what period this idea first entered my mind; it seems to me as if I had received it with my life, and had imbibed it with my milk: it is the first I can remember, and it has never quitted me; I sleep, I wake, I breathe with it; it has always-occupied me when I have been with you, and it has now brought me hither; it inspires mc with courage to fear neither fatigue nor misery, humiliation nor death; and it would even make me disobey my parents, if they ehould order me not to go. You see, Mr. Smoloff, that it would be useless to oppose me; such resolutions cannot be shaken." During this conversation, the young man's hopes of love had all vanished, but he drank deeply of the sentiment of admiration, and the heroism of so young a girl drew from him tears as sweet perhaps as those of love itself. " Ah!" said he, " happy, thrice happy am I that you have chosen me to hear and aid y...

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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.1828 Excerpt: ... but she did not give him time. " Mr. Smoloff," cried she, " hear me; I have occasion for your assistance to save my father; prom...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:36 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217926975

ISBN - 13:9780217926973

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