Transmigration by Mortimer CollinsTransmigration by Mortimer Collins


byMortimer Collins

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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.1874 Excerpt: ... 219 CHAPTER XII. TUTOR AND PUPIL. Comes not weird counsel from a vanishing voice? Have I not heard unsyllabled sayings, often, By rivers where perchance the gay nymphs whispered, In ghostly ruins where dead wizards murmured? Ah yes, I know the stern words heard at midnight, And also what the dreary twilight told me: And both are one, for love and death are one. Who loves, meets God--who dies, meets God. The Mystic, 1773. TR. ROMAYNE'S library had an im -J mense influence over me. I listened with loving awe to the voice of this venerable thinker, coming from beyond the river of fate. As I read essay after essay that i had come from his unresting brain, I grew gradually to think I knew him. I used, after a long perusal of his work, to picture to myself a tall and venerable sage, stooping, white-bearded, with keen penetrative eye, with attenuate long fingers, eagle-claws, till I might have painted his portrait easily. Then I would go down to the little burialground by Saint Apollonia's chapel, and sit on the grass mound that covered his dust, and watch the sunshine on the pleasant trout stream, and read again and again the simple inscription on his tombstone: HENRY ROMA YNE, M.D. Bob, MDCCIV. Died, MDCCCV. I had fixed his imaginary portrait on my mind so much that I was always conjuring it up before me; and when I took long rides over the moorlands on Mazeppa, I used to fancy the doctor by my side on a comfortable cob. Indeed, we carried on imaginary colloquies to an immense extent, and I clung to his personeity as a fixed idea. Odd how well I remember coming back from one of those rides, after a glorious gallop over gorse and heather, that made the moor a double stream of colour, and dismounting at the "Romayne Arms," and walking in to get a tankard of Timoth...
Title:TransmigrationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:42 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217300987

ISBN - 13:9780217300988