The Duke of Monmouth by Gerald GriffinThe Duke of Monmouth by Gerald Griffin

The Duke of Monmouth

byGerald Griffin

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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. 1837. Excerpt: ... He has more in his camp of the will to fight than of the weapons without which the will can never strike a blow. But of all the scourges that were ever brandished by the hand of War, they have got one of the most awful, they say, at this instant in the camp of Feversham; one of his colonels--a very fiend incarnate,--a fellow who has spent such a length of time in Africa, that there is not a savage in the deserts but is behind-hand with him in cruelty." "In Africa!"' exclaimed Aquila, turning suddenly pale. "Pray sir, did you hear his name?" "Oh, yes; his name is Kirke." At this word so sudden a coldness seized upon Aquila, that she had like to have fallen to the earth. Her fancy, at all times quick and easily impressed, was darkened at once, as by a cloud of the deepest gloom, at the unexpected occurence of this name, which had not now for a long time past occurred to her memory. For several months after her parting interview with Kirke, his image and the recollection of his vengeful menace had haunted her mind with a degree of constancy and force which made her life unhappy.--. Time, however, and his long-continued absence in a distant part of the island, had at length worn off the gloomy impression from her mind. New prospects, new excitements opened on her path: the enthusiasm with which she entered into the cause of Monmouth had completely blotted from her memory all remaining traces of her old fears; and now, when-her confidence in the success of Monmouth had begun to be shaken, and her anxiety was just returning, this dreadful name came on her ear like a terrible spell-word, reviving old apprehensions and awakening new. "Is it possible?" she thought; "is he amongst the foes of Monmouth 1 Who is there that can tell what fearful chance may yet enable ...
Title:The Duke of MonmouthFormat:PaperbackDimensions:132 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.28 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217321488

ISBN - 13:9780217321488