The Ogilvies; A Novel

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byDinah Maria Mulock Craik

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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. 1882. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVI. Look not mournfully into the past,--it returns no more. Wisely improve the present; and go forth into the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.--Longfellow. Eleanor arose next morning composed--almost cheerful. True, there had been, on her first waking, a feeling of oppression as though some vague sorrow had chanced, under the shadow of which she still lay; and a few tears had stolen through the yet closed eyes, chasing away sleep and making the faint daylight a welcome visitant. But when she had arisen and looked out on the bright spring morning, all this waking pain changed into a quiet hopefulness. One creeps so soon out of the gloom into the light--at least, when one is young! The early swallows were flying merrily in and out of the eaves; the morning sun glistened cheerfully on the three spires of the cathedral, though its walls still lay in heavy shadow. But the girl's eyes looked upward only,--and therefore it was the sunshine she saw, not the shade. She thought of Philip's dear, precious love--now all her own--and of his noble nature; both of which had been tried and come out with a brightness that made her forget the refining fire. Her soul was so unworldly, so filled with trusting affe"ction, that she had no fear. She was ready to let her lover go forth into the world,--believing entirely in him, and confiding so much in the world itself, that she felt sure its storms would subside and its evils be removed before him. Simple girl! And yet perhaps there was more in her theory than many imagine. It is the faithful, the holy-hearted ones, who walk calmly and safely on the troubled waters of the world. Eleanor was still musing, more thoughtfully than sadly, and considering whether or not she should descend to tell Philip t...

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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. 1882. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVI. Look not mournfully into the past,--it returns no more. Wisely improve the present; and go forth into the shadowy...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:138 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.3 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217097456

ISBN - 13:9780217097451

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