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A Noble Life

Auhtor: Dinah Maria Craik

Language: english

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Review by A. Dent, September 2007


Rating: (*****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Excerpts from the Book 'A Noble Life':

... quitted, not unmoved, the melancholy nursery, he led the way to the scarcely less dreary dining-room, where the two handsome, bright-looking portraits ...
... my lord's coach, and that my lord sat therein in solemn state, exacting and receiving an amount of respect little short of veneration, such as, for ...
... countenance was never seen. It quite startled the minister with the intentness of its gaze from the moment he ascended the pulpit and though ...
... as I like, Malcolm carrying me- isn't he a big, strong fellow. You can't think how nice it is to be carried about, and see every thing-oh, it makes ...
... Helen was very familiar-that in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.. After a fortnight's stay at ...
... things but interested in every thing and every body, and, whether at the Manse or the Castle, as completely one of the circle as if he took the most ...
... but I maun get speech o' my lord. He's no bairn he'll be ane-and-twenty the thirtieth o' June: I mind the day weel, for the wife was brought to bed ...
... The countess's garden. People notice afterward how very like he looked that day to his beautiful mother and many a mother out of the clachan, who ...
... am glad you think so, was the brief answer. Though, by the expression of the earl's face, Mr. Menteith clearly saw that, whether he had thought it ...
... went to the earl's good heart. Why should you leave at all. said he. Why not remain here and await my return, which can not be long delayed-two ...
... great wits, learned philosophers, and clever and beautiful women met together, a most enjoyable company, were going on almost every night, and drawing ...
... he sat by the housekeeper's fire. My bairn. My bairn. was all she said-for she loved him. And, somehow, her love comforted him. Ye maun live, ye ...
... to trust the old clerk who was once sent down by Mr. Menteith, and who had now come to end his days at Cairnforth, in the position of the earl's private ...
... seemed to come out of the very depths of despair. It pierced to the core of Lord Cairnforth's heart and yet-and yet-he felt that strange sense of ...
... old brother and sister relation, and though nothing had been distinctly said about it, Helen had accepted passively all the earl's generosity both ...
... sweeties-such as he got nowhere else, and for which, before appropriating them, he was carefully taught to express thanks in his own ...
... happy. And he has had a happy life, too-more so than most people.. He deserved it. All these seventy-five years he has kept truth on his lips, ...
... at the Castle, and went at once into the library where the earl usually sat. Strange contrast it was between the spacious apartment, with its lofty ...
... as she clasped him close, and felt that whatever God had taken away from her, He had given her as much-and more. Mother and son-widowed mother and ...
... being before the Throne. She stood looking at it for a minute or so, then went back to her bed and slept peacefully till daylight. She was dressing ...