Waverly Novels (volume 38); Talisman: Talisman.

Paperback | January 12, 2012

bySir Walter Scott

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1851. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... V 1' -(,---' ... CHAPTER X. We know not when we sleep nor when we wake. Visions distinct and perfect cross our eye, Which to the slumberer seem realities; And while they waked, some men have seen such sighM As set at nought the evidence of sense, And left them well persuaded they were dreaming. Anonymous. }. The apparition of Anne of Geierstein crossed her lover--her admirer, at least we must call him --within shorter time than we can tell the story. But it was distinct, perfect, and undoubted. In the very instant when the young Englishman, shaking off his fond despondency, raised his head to look out upon the scene of his watch, she came from the nearer end of the bridge, crossing th« path of the sentinel, upon whom she did not even cast a look, and passed with a rapid yet steady pace towards the verge of the woodland. It would have been natural, though Arthur had been directed not to challenge persons who left the castle, but only such as might approach it, that he should nevertheless, had it only been in mere civility, have held some communication, however slight, with the maiden as she crossed his post. But the suddenness of her appearance took from him for the instant both speech and motion. It seemed as if his own imagination had raised up a phantom, presenting to his outward senses the form and features which engrossed his mind; and he was silent, partly at least from the idea, that what he gazed upon was immaterial and not of this world. It would have been no less natural that Anne of Geierstein should have in some manner acknowledged the person who had spent a considerable time under the same roof with her, had been often her partner in the dance, and her companion in the field; but she did not evince the slightest token of recognition, nor even lo...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1851. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... V 1' -(,---' ... CHAPTER X. We know not when we sleep nor when we wake. Visions distinct and perfect cross our eye, Which to the slum...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:94 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:January 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217143490

ISBN - 13:9780217143493

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