The Clifford Family; Or, A Tale of the Old Dominion by Martha Featon HunterThe Clifford Family; Or, A Tale of the Old Dominion by Martha Featon Hunter

The Clifford Family; Or, A Tale of the Old Dominion

byMartha Featon Hunter

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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. 1852. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XLV. The messenger of God With golden trump I see, With many other angels more That sound and call for me. The Bride's Burial. Edgar Clifford lost no time in obeying the summons of his brother; and strange was the mixture of feelings, which filled his heart as he pursued his rapid journey. Though, as we have said before, he had never felt sentiments of friendship, nor even the ordinary regard which usually subsists between children of the same parents, for Francis; yet now, when he thought of him, lying on the bed of death, cut off in the very flower of his youth, and about to sink either into the dark land of dreamless sleep, or to launch into the yet more awful unknown world--if it be indeed true that there is a world of spirits--a sentiment of painful compassion, mingled with awe, filled his heart. And then, too, a remorseful pang visited him, when he remembered, that he had once contemplated the probability of this event, almost with hope; for he had viewed it as the only means by which his happiness could be secured, by an union with Ellen Clifford. He shuddered to remember this; yet involuntarily afterward the thought suggested itself, that his destiny in life had been either the sport of chance, or had been controlled by evil and malignant influences. Had this event taken place but a year ago, how different his destiny might have been! Edgar was alone in his traveling-carriage, there was none to hear him, and he groaned aloud in the anguish of his heart; his own thoughts were hateful to him, and the appearance of nature harmonized well with the gloom of his soul. He looked upon the sky: a few dim stars, struggling through the mists of night, alone were visible; the gloomy and uncertain light in which every object was clothed, made nature se...

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Title:The Clifford Family; Or, A Tale of the Old DominionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.31 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217754643

ISBN - 13:9780217754644

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