The heart of Midlothian by Sir Walter ScottThe heart of Midlothian by Sir Walter Scott

The heart of Midlothian

bySir Walter Scott

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1918. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... came to live at Saint Leonard's. His daughter's rem lections, therefore, were of blood and horror as she pui sued the small scarce-tracked solitary path, every step o which conveyed her to a greater distance from help, an deeper into the ominous seclusion of these unhallowe precincts. As the moon began to peer forth on the scene with doubtful, flitting, and solemn light, Jeanie's apprehen sions took another turn, too peculiar to her rank am country to remain unnoticed. But to trace its origii ) will require another chapter. CHAPTER XV The spirit I have seen May be the devil. And the devil has power To assume a pleasing shape. Hamlet. Witchcraft and demonology, as we have had alread occasion to remark, were at this period believed in b almost all ranks, but more especially among the stricte classes of Presbyterians, whose government, when thei party were at the head of the state, had been much sullie by their eagerness to inquire into and persecute thes imaginary crimes. Now, in this point of view also, Sail Leonard's Crags, and the adjacent Chase, were a dreade and ill-reputed dis(fict. Not only had witches held the meetings there, but even of very late years the enthusias or impostor, mentioned in the Pandeemonium of Richai Bovet, Gentleman,* had, among the recesses of thei romantic cliffs, found his way into the hidden retreal where the fairies revel in the bowels of the earth. With all these legends Jeanie Deans was too well ai quainted to escape that strong impression which the usually make on the imagination. Indeed, relations i this ghostly kind had been familiar to her from her ii fancy, for they were the only relief which her father onversation afforded from controversial argument, or the loomy history of the strivings and testimonies, escapes, aptures, tort...
Title:The heart of MidlothianFormat:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.46 inPublished:January 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021762927X

ISBN - 13:9780217629270