The prelude and the play by Rufus MannThe prelude and the play by Rufus Mann

The prelude and the play

byRufus Mann

Paperback | January 17, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1900. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... splendors, at the tail end its rags and tatters. And now, not being over fastidious, she numbered herself among the camp followers, such as pick up a living as best they can, and enjoy the pageant which others make. Yet, after all, there was the unacknowledged hope, revealed in the latent thought, that if there be any remedy at all, it was to be found in absence only. CHAPTER XLLTI Alexandra's letter reached her husband the day after she had set sail. He was still smarting from her cold disdain, though it was something, he doubted not, to be warmed eventually into forgiveness; but now, reading the letter for the second time, he understood as never before how irrevocably her feelings had been outraged. But notwithstanding the formality of the words, to his consolation, there were tears in some of them; there also was the comforting "us" which showed that she had not entirely cut loose from her moorings; that she had not cast over the cargo of duality as altogether worthless. On the whole, however, there was poor comfort to be had from the document, and he sat for a long time holding it in his hands, thinking of what lay before him,--an empty house; a father deprived of his child; a husband of his wife; this was the inventory of his desolation; but it would be useless to deny there was also a stirring of defiance, a shadowy feeling of elation for the regained liberty of bachelorhood. Surely this was some compensation for the loss of endearments, which, though sweet, were universally acknowledged to be costly. At first he saw mainly this, his own side of the case. It was only by degrees that the field of his vision enlarged, certain dim spots against the sky of memory looming into view, and at last he could not help exclaiming:--"It's a pretty piece of busine...
Title:The prelude and the playFormat:PaperbackDimensions:98 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.2 inPublished:January 17, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217633153

ISBN - 13:9780217633154