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. 1793 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAP. IX. MR. Somerive threw himself into a chair, and, clasping his hands eagerly together, exclaimed, Good God what ii ...Read MoreThis 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. 1793 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAP. IX. MR. Somerive threw himself into a chair, and, clasping his hands eagerly together, exclaimed, Good God what ii to be done now?"' "Nothing, my dear Sir," replied Orlando, "can or ought to be done, but for me to obey the orders I have received j and, I beseech you, do not suffer a matter to much in course, or which might have been so easily foreseen, to make you unhappy I" ** What will become of me," cried Somerive wildly, ** when you, Orlando, are gone ?--And your brother, your unhappy brother! is a misery rather than a protection to your sisters, to your mother ....!" ** They will want no protector, Sir," said Orlando, much affected by his father's distress, " while you live--and '.'.** "That ** That will be but a very little while, my son! the cruelty of your brother has broken my heart! While you were all that could make me amends, -the wound, however incurable, was not immediately mortal; but now!" He put his hands on his heart, as if h really felt there the incurable wound k described bleed afresh. Orlando, concealing his own concern as well as he could, endeavoured to sooth his father, by representing to him that this was always likely to happen, and that probably a few months would restore him to his family.--Somerive listened to nothing but- his owa overwhelming apprehensions, aud cast his thoughts around to every remedy that might be applied to so great an evil. The assurance General Tracy had given him that there was no likelihood Orlando should be sent abroad, now appeared a cruel deception, which had betrayed him into such folly and rashness as sending into the army that son on whom rested all the dependence of, his family.--Bitterly repenting, what he could, x: ould not now recall, he caught at...Read Less
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