Waverley Novels Volume 15-16

Paperback | July 10, 2012

bySir Walter Scott

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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. 1834 edition. Excerpt: ...me. Each Preceptory--each Chapter of thy Order, shall learn, that, like a heretic, thou hast sinned with a Jewess. Those who tremble not at thy crime, will hold thee accursed for having so far dishonoured the cross thou wearest, as to follow a daughter of my people." " Thou art keen-witted, Jewess," replied the Templar, well aware of the truth of what she spoke, and that the rules of his Order condemned in the most positive manner, and under high penalties, such intrigues as he now prosecuted, and that, in some instances, even degradation had followed upon it--" thou art sharp-witted," he said, " but loud must be thy voice of complaint, if it is heard beyond the iron walls of this castle; within these, murmurs, laments, appeals to justice, and screams for help, die alike silent away. One thing only can save thee, Rebecca. Submit to thy fate--embrace our religion, and thou shalt go forth in such state, that many a Norman lady shall yield, as well in pomp as in beauty, to the favourite of the best lance among the defenders of the Temple." t " Submit to my fate!" said Rebecca--" and, sacred Heaven! to what fate 1--embrace thy religion! and what religion can it be that harbours such a villain 1--thou the best lance of the Templars!--craven Knight! forsworn Priest! I spit at thee, and I defy thee.--The God of Abraham's promise haih opened an escape to his daughter--even from this abyss of infamy!" As she spoke, she threw open the latticed window which led to the bartizan, and in an instant after, stood on the very verge of the parapet, with not the slightest screen between her and the tremendous depth below. Unprepared for such a desperate effort, for she had hitherto stood perfectly motionless, Bois-Guilbert had neither time to intercept nor to stop...

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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. 1834 edition. Excerpt: ...me. Each Preceptory--each Chapter of thy Order, shall learn, that, like a heretic, thou hast sinned with a Jewess. Thos...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:186 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.4 inPublished:July 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217143172

ISBN - 13:9780217143172

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