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. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ... Nine years a widower, and until now completely absorbed in the service of his Fatherland, the Graf took a sudden liking to ...
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. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ... Nine years a widower, and until now completely absorbed in the service of his Fatherland, the Graf took a sudden liking to Julia, besought her hand of the prince, and received his consent, partly on political grounds, partly in consideration of his immeasurable wealth and partly because of the high personal esteem in which the prince held him. There now followed the most frightful scenes. Julia declared that she would die sooner than give her hand to a man whom she could not love, --and above all things, to a foreigner who had no heart for Italy and who was a sworn enemy of her excellent uncle. Prince Colonna replied that her opposition seemed to him laughable, that he should look upon it as pitiable nonsense whose absurdity he hoped soon to make evident to her. "Foolish child," he cried, "when and where has it been the custom for the dau;hter of a Latin noble-house to choose her own husband? Art thou raving? I knew what I was doing when I gave the imperial ambassador my word. I have considered thy good and ours; thou, therefore, wilt obey. Scaurus Turrini was a fool; since then time and experience have cooled his ardor. Had I not arranged for the visit previously, I should never have allowed thee to cross his threshold. The matter is arranged. To-day thou wilt exchange rings with thy betrothed." "Never," replied Julia, "Never." The veins swelled upon the prince's forehead. He seized the maiden by the wrist, shook her and raised his stick, which on account of his lameness served as a crutch. "Repeat that," he screamed, hot with rage. "Dare to repeat that." "Father," stammered Julia, "I will obey you in all and everything--let me take the veil--chase me from the house like a beggar--but this one thing, father--at no price." Thus it...
New. pp. 213. Lang: -English, Pages 213, Print on Demand. Reprinted in 2013 with the help of original edition published long back. This book is Printed in black & white, sewing binding for longer life with Matt laminated multi-Colour Soft Cover, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure so we brought it back to the shelves. Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions.
Very Good. First Edition. Brown cloth decoratively stamped in red and gilt. Translated from the German by Helen Hunt Johnson. Spine ends lightly rubbed, front board a tad soiled, inscription on front free endpaper, else an attrcative copy, internally clean and tight.
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