The Youth and Manhood of Cyril Thornton

Paperback | February 9, 2012

byThomas Hamilton

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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.1856 Excerpt: ... passed, like the Stygian river, could never be recrossed. The ties of filial love and reverence seemed to be unloosed for ever, and the shackles of parental bondage to have fallen from my limbs. And it was so. From that hour I was free and independent. My father saw in my calm and stately bearing that his authority had passed away, and never afterwards attempted to control my actions. His manner towards me was more considerate and conciliating than formerly, and when, in a few days, I informed him that my preference for a military life was decided and immutable, he received the communication in silence, and bowed his acquiescence. CHAPTER XVIIL Love is a thing to which we soon consent, As soon refuse--but sooner far repent. Thracian Wonder. The thorns which I have reaped are of the tree I planted--they have torn me and I bleed; I should have known what fruit would spring from such a seed. CMlde Harold. Before the interview with my father, the particulars of which have been already narrated, my chief source of anxiety had arisen from the dread of opposition on his part to my own resolute determination to become a soldier. That cause of apprehension had been now removed, and my mind was tranquillized by the knowledge, that in the attainment of this, the chief object of my wishes, I should have no further obstacle to overcome. My father, I was aware, had taken the necessary steps to procure me a commission, and I calmly waited the arrival of the moment, when I should be called from my retirement, to start forward in the high career for which I imagined myself to be destined. Time, too, which softens the human heart, and mitigates its fiercest passions, had not failed to exercise its salutary influence on mine. The bitterness of feeling, which the harsh and unk...

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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.1856 Excerpt: ... passed, like the Stygian river, could never be recrossed. The ties of filial love and reverence seemed to be unloosed for ever, ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.42 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217292399

ISBN - 13:9780217292399

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