Waverly Novels (volume 8): Quentin Durward. St. Ronan's well.

Paperback | January 16, 2012

bySir Walter Scott

not yet rated|write a review
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. 1845. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE ENVOY. Be thou as lightning in the eyes of France; For ere thou canst report I will be there, The thunder of my cannon shall be heard--So, hence! Be thou the trumpet of our wrath. King John. HAD sloth been a temptation by which Durward was easily beset, the noise with which the caserne of the guards resounded after the first toll of primes, had certainly banished the syren from his couch; but the discipline of his father's tower, and of the convent of Aberbrothick, had taught him to start with the dawn; and he did on his clothes gaily, amid the sounding of bugles and the clash of armour, which announced the change of the vigilant guards--some of whom were returning to barracks after their nightly duty, whilst some were marching out to that of the morning--and others, again, amongst whom was his uncle, were arming for immediate attendance upon the person of Louis. Quentin Durward soon put on, with the feelings of so young a man on such an occasion, the splendid dress and arms appertaining to his new situation; and his uncle, who looked with great accuracy and interest to see that he was completely fitted out in every respect, did not conceal his satisfaction at the improvement which had been thus made in his nephew's appearance. " If thou dost prove as faithful and bold as thou art well-favoured, I shall have in thee one of the handsomest and best esquires in the Guard, which cannot but be an honour to thy mother's family. Follow me to the presence-chamber; and see thou keep close at my shoulder." So saying, he took up a partisan, large, weighty, and beautifully inlaid and ornamented, and directing his nephew to assume a lighter weapon of a similar description, they proceeded to the inner-court of the palace, where their comrades, who were to form the guard o...

Pricing and Purchase Info

$60.95

Out of stock online

From the Publisher

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. 1845. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE ENVOY. Be thou as lightning in the eyes of France; For ere thou canst report I will be there, The thunder of my cannon shall be h...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:364 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.75 inPublished:January 16, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217143466

ISBN - 13:9780217143462

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Waverly Novels (volume 8): Quentin Durward. St. Ronan's well.

Reviews