The New Abelard; A Romance

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byRobert Williams Buchanan

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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.1884 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER X. FROM THE POST-BAG. I. Ambrose Bradley to Alma Craik. Versailles,, 18--. Dearest Alma,--I came here from Rouen this day week, and have more than once sat down to write to you; but my heart was too full, and the words would not come, until to-day. Since we parted--since at your loving intercession I consented to wander abroad for a year, and to write you the record of my doings from time to time--I have been like a man in the Inferno, miserable, despairing, thinking only of the Paradise from which he has fallen; in other words, my sole thought has been of the heavenly days now past, and of you. Well, I must not talk of that; I must conquer my passionate words and try to write coldly, dispassionately, according to promise, of the things that I have seen. That I can do so at all, will be a proof to you, my darling, that I am already much better. Another proof is that I am almost able (as you will see when you read on) to resume my old British prerogative of self-satisfied superiority over everything foreign, especially over everything French. It is extraordinary how thoroughly national even a cold-blooded cosmopolite becomes when he finds himself daily confronted by habits of thought he does not understand. I am staying at a small hotel on the Paris side of Versailles, within easy reach of the gay city either by train or tram. I have exchanged my white neckcloth for a black necktie, and there is nothing in my dress or manner to mark me out for that most disagreeable of fishes out of water--a Parson in Paris! I see my clerical brethren sometimes, white-tied, blackcoated, broad-brim'd-hatted, striding along the boulevards defiantly, or creeping down byestreets furtively, or peeping like guilty things into the windows of the photograph shops in the Rue ...

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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.1884 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER X. FROM THE POST-BAG. I. Ambrose Bradley to Alma Craik. Versailles,, 18--. Dearest Alma,--I came here from Rouen this da...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217393969

ISBN - 13:9780217393966

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