Saul; A Mystery by Arthur Cleveland CoxeSaul; A Mystery by Arthur Cleveland Coxe

Saul; A Mystery

byArthur Cleveland Coxe

Paperback | May 9, 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. 1845 Excerpt: ...She looked so like her mother, when at first I came to serve in Carmel. SERVANT. What a pity, She ever married Nabal! ANOTHER. Oh, say nothing; Her mother died of it I ABIGAIL. Now tell me, Hezro, If 'tis not pleasant here, this charming sunset, To see th' old servants leaning on their donkeys, Gossip to one another; while the camel Chews her dull cud: and yonder fountain warbles Upon its pebbly floor, cool melodies. Why 'tis a little caravan! Just so The Ishmaelites come o'er our southern wastes, Plodding beside their patient dromedaries, And singing as they go. Come near me, lad; We must look unconcerned; but tell me, softly, What said my lord to David 1 IIEZRO. Oh, my lady, He did respond him very churlishly; Indeed he did, although he is my master! The men spake smoothly, but he railed his answer. And packed them off for knaves and vagabonds. But they were never vagabonds, my lady, For I remember, when I served in Maon, And kept the flocks, before I was your page, They too were there, and were a gentle clan, That oft came down to chatter with the shepherds, And harmed us not, but did us oft a service. We never missed a kid; but often times, While there were prowling Arabs in the wood, Lord David's men were as a wall against them: And we did oft invite them down to Maon, And promise them good fortune. ABIGAIL. More 's the pity They found not better fortune when they came. IIEZRO. It made the men feel sore ashamed that day, And David will not bear it. Noble lady, 'Tis well that Nabal hath so sweet a wife, Or we should die for this! ABIGAIL. Come lad, be careful! IIEZRO. I mean no harm, my lady, but I've heard it: All the old servants shake their heads, and say 'Tis well our master hath so fair a wife, Altho' he ne'er deserved her; he's not fit To smile on...
Title:Saul; A MysteryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:May 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217544150

ISBN - 13:9780217544153