Philip Neville of Garriton by Bailey John HarkerPhilip Neville of Garriton by Bailey John Harker

Philip Neville of Garriton

byBailey John Harker

Paperback | January 30, 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. 1875. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXI. THOUGHTS NOT WORTH A GROAT. The heroes and heroines of romance vary in ideal according to the creative power and moral standard of the novelist. Those of some writers, whose works are happily well-read, are the very noblest of human personages, and it is impossible to study them without a spirit of emulation being awakened in the breast. It is also equally impossible to tell the effect of these characters on some lives. But as Philip Neville had never been introduced, by books or otherwise, to such society, he could not learn from it that honour and magnanimity necessary for the life he wished to lead, and especially in this new phase of it, which so early began to force itself upon his attention. He had, however, his own inherent wisdom and virtues, which would be developed as time and circumstances came upon him. But in addition to these he also possessed alternating sanguinity and despair--opposites natural to almost all fine and great natures. It may not be uninteresting to notice his impressions, thoughts and emotions under the influence of his love for one placed so far above him in station, and so unlikely ever to become his bride. Every day excepting the Sabbath, since the thunderstorm previously described, found him at the Lead Dressings, where amid the clatter of work and the noise of human voices, reflection had an uncongenial place, and from whence imagination--that many-hued bird--could take few flights. But there was a little hollow, embosomed in heather--purple as the clouds in a glorious sunset--to which, during his noonday meal, he used to resort; there he could have undisturbed quiet, as it was away from the common haunts of his mates, who mostly ate their meals on the "floorings" of the Dressings, or in the smithy close by....
Title:Philip Neville of GarritonFormat:PaperbackDimensions:94 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:January 30, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217248659

ISBN - 13:9780217248655