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Wieland : Or, the Transformation by Charles Brockden Brown
by Charles Brockden Brown


Overview - 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. 1889 Excerpt: ...to-morrow on a long journey." No intelligence was less expected or less welcome than this.  Read more...

 
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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. 1889 Excerpt: ...to-morrow on a long journey." No intelligence was less expected or less welcome than this. I had thrown myself in a window-seat; but now, starting on my feet, I exclaimed, "Good heavens what is it you say? A journey? Whither? when?" "I cannot say whither. It is a sudden resolution, I believe. I did not hear of it till this morning. He promises to write to me as soon as he is settled.' I needed no further information as to the cause and issue of this journey. The scheme of happiness to which he had devoted his thoughts was blasted by the discovery of last night. My preference of another, and my unworthiness to be any longer the object of his adoration, were evinced by the same act and in the same moment. The thought of utter desertion, a desertion originating in such a cause, was the prelude to distraction. That Pleyel should abandon me forever, because I was blind to his excellence, because I coveted pollution and wedded infamy, when, on the contrary, my heart was the shrine of all purity, and beat only for his sake, was a destiny which, as long as my life was in my own hands, I would by no means consent to endure. I remembered that this evil was still preventable; that this fatal journey it was still in my power to procrastinate, or, perhaps, to occasion it to be laid aside. There were no impediments to a visit; I only dreaded lest the interview should be too long delayed. My brother befriended my impatience, and readily consented to furnish me with a chaise and servant to attend me. My purpose was to go immediately to Pleyel's farm, where his engagements usually detained him during the day. CHAPTER XII. My way lay through the city. I had scarcely entered it when I was seized with a general sensation of sickness. Every object grew dim ...

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781150855719
  • ISBN-10: 1150855711
  • Publisher: Rarebooksclub.com
  • Publish Date: May 2012
  • Page Count: 86
  • Dimensions: 9.69 x 7.44 x 0.18 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.37 pounds


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