Stanley Buxton (volume 2); Or, The Schoolfellows

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byJohn Galt

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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.1832 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II. "Gowans. "DEAR MR. FRANKS. "I AM ashamed to write you; surely these strange mischances which have so darkened the prospects of my life, have equally dimmed my faculties. Never could any man more distinctly feel the nothingness of himself than I do, or be more thoroughly convinced that we are but passive cogs on the wheels of some great machine. My will is as vigorous as ever, its decisions when exerted are as effectual, but the power to exert is no longer mine. I am in the hands of chance till propelled by an impulse, and over that impulse I possess no command. "For some time the true character of my circumstances has been gradually becoming more and more distinct; I see my ruin,--wide as the mind's eye can extend, all around me is as sand and ashes; and yet I have been fool enough to think that by a more studious survey of its barrenness, I might distinguish something to rest hope upon; I am mortified at myself, that I should have ever yielded to such weakness. "Last night I had reasoned myself into a wiser way of thinking; I saw before me a vista of what my future course might be. It was dismal enough; but it was not altogether without inducements to perseverance. I was abroad when this juster estimate was formed, but in the same moment my heart was assailed with an unforeseen occurrence which in the stroke was keener than all I have yet suffered. At the moment when I was about to return into the house--you know the localities--my mother and Miss Sorn intercepted me in the avenue. The meeting was abrupt and unexpected, but the frame of mind into which I had previously wrought myself, withstood the shock without particular emotion. "After a few sentences, explanatory/ of the recognition, I observed who was her companion, and said with considera...

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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.1832 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II. "Gowans. "DEAR MR. FRANKS. "I AM ashamed to write you; surely these strange mischances which have so darkened the pr...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:52 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217322344

ISBN - 13:9780217322348

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