Complete Correspondence and Works (Volume 4)

Complete Correspondence and Works (Volume 4) (Paperback)

By Charles Lamb 
Publisher: General Books
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1154038920
EAN: 9781154038927
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 304
Publish Date: 2010-3-15
Binding: Paperback
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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1870. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CUPID'S REVENGE.1 Leontius, Duke of Lycia, who in times past had borne the character of a wise and just governor, and was endeared to all ranks of his subjects, in his latter days fell into a sort of dotage, which manifested itself in an extravagant fondness for his daughter Hidaspes. This young maiden, with the Prince Leucippus, her brother, were the only remembrances left to him of a deceased and beloved consort. For her, nothing was thought too precious. Existence was of no value to him but as it afforded opportunities of gratifying her wishes. To be instrumental in relieving her from the least little pain or grief, he would have lavished his treasures to the giving away of the one-half of his dukedom. All this deference on the part of the parent had yet no power upon the mind of the daughter to move her at any time to solicit any unbecoming suit, or to disturb the even tenor of her thoughts. The humility and dutifulness of her carriage seemed to keep pace with his apparent willingness to release her from the obligations of either. She might have satisfied her wildest humours and caprices; but, in truth, no such 1 This story was originally published in " Harper's Magazine." It was printed from the author's manuscript, which the publishers purchased of Lamb's friend, Thomas Allsop. By the kind permission of the Messrs. Harper, "Cupid's Revenge" appears in this volume.-- Editor or Ejjana. troublesome guests found harbour in the bosom of the quiet and unaspiring maiden. Thus far the prudence of the princess served to counteract any ill effects which this ungovernable partiality in a parent was calculated to produce in a less virtuous nature than Hidaspes's: and this foible of the duke's, so long as no evil resulted from it, was passed over by the courti...
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Title: Complete Correspondence and Works (Volume 4)
Publisher: General Books
Author: Charles Lamb
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1154038920
EAN: 9781154038927
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 304
Publish Date: 2010-3-15
Binding: Paperback

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