Waverly Novels Volume 11: The fair maid of Perth. Anne of Geierstein by Sir Walter Scott

Waverly Novels Volume 11: The fair maid of Perth. Anne of Geierstein

bySir Walter Scott

Paperback | October 12, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1846 edition. Excerpt: ... (OLVIN, the English officer, to whom the Duke of Burgundy, with splendid N pay and appointments, committed the charge of his artillery, was owner of SyMt the tent assigned for the Englishman's lodging, and received the Earl of f.Or&fa Oxford with the respect due to his rank, and to the Duke's especial orders upon that subject. He had been himself a follower of the Lancaster faction, and of course was well disposed towards one of the very few men of distinction whom he had known personally, and who had constantly adhered to that family through the train of misfortunes by which they seemed to be totally overwhelmed. A repast, of which his son had already partaken, was offered to the Earl by Colvin, who omitted not to recommend, by precept and example, the good wine of Burgundy, from which the sovereign of the province was himself obliged to refrain. "His Grace shows command of passion in that," said Colvin. "For, sooth to speak, and only conversing betwixt friends, his temper grows too headlong to bear the spur which a cup of cordial beverage gives to the blood, and he, therefore, wisely restricts himself to such liquid as may cool rather than inflame his natural fire of disposition." "I can perceive as much," said the Lancastrian noble. "When I first knew the noble Duke, who was then Earl of Charolois, his temper, though always sufficiently fiery, was calmness to the impetuosity which he now displays on the smallest contradiction. Such is the course of an uninterrupted flow of prosperity. He has ascended, by his own courage and the advantage of circumstances, from the doubtful place of a feudatory and tributary prince, to rank with the most powerful sovereigns in Europe, and to assume independent majesty. But I trust the noble...

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Title:Waverly Novels Volume 11: The fair maid of Perth. Anne of GeiersteinFormat:PaperbackDimensions:354 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.74 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217418880

ISBN - 13:9780217418881

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