Steyne's Grief; Or, Losing, Seeking And Finding, By The Author Of 'bow Garretts' Or, Losing…

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byFairleigh Owen

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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. 1860. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER EIGHTH. THE GOOD SHIP'S FBEIGHT. "Of dying groans, And widows' tears, and orphans' moans; And all that misery's hand bestows, To fill the catalogue of human woes." Scott. Mr. Thom was a right up-and-down man, without much consideration or beating about the bush in him he was a man, too, of hasty feelings and sbarp conclusions--or he would not have taken the course he did with one who, as one instant of thought or one grain of discrimination would have told him, required a treatment the very opposite. In the mood Steyne remained after his interview with Crichton, a little sober reasoning and recalling of facts, a judicious rousing of his sense of honour, and a calm exposition of the side on which his own interest lay, would most probably have effectually turned the scale; but he was not prepared for the sudden and almost defiant challenge which greeted him a few days after, when, if his mind were not actually made up, the balance decidedly inclined for the right side; since he had avoided Crichton from that evening, in spite of his promise to let him know his determination; and that he had not given the publican a decided negative may be ascribed to his fear of being dissuaded from what he had resolved upon. With this consciousness of his own good intentions, and by no means insufficient sense of the meritoriousness of his resolve, it certainly was hard to be taxed with desertion, with underhand proceedings, double dealing, and the like. But the warm-hearted, hot-headed Welshman, having got his own steam up, and being fully aware of the evanescent nature of the commodity, made the most of it; and, meeting with no interruption, thoroughly exhausted the supply. Unaccustomed as he was to any very remarkable results of such efforts, he might rather ha...

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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. 1860. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER EIGHTH. THE GOOD SHIP'S FBEIGHT. "Of dying groans, And widows' tears, and orphans' moans; And all that misery's hand b...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:102 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217054390

ISBN - 13:9780217054393

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