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. 1916 Excerpt: ...tall beyond her sex, and their compeers, She drew up to her height, as if to show A fairer mark; and with a fixed eye scanned Her father's face--but never stopped his hand. He gazed on her, and she on him; 'twas strange 345 How like they looked! the expression was the same, Serenely savage, with a little change In the large dark eye's mutual-darted flame; For she, too, was as one who could avenge, If cause should be--a lioness, though tame. 350 Her father's blood before her father's face Boiled up, and proved her truly of his race. I said they were alike, their features and Their stature differing but in sex and years; Even to the delicacy of their hand 355 There was resemblance, such as true blood wears; And now to see them, thus divided, stand In fixed ferocity, when joyous tears And sweet sensations should have welcomed both, Show what the passions are in their full growth. 360 The father paused a moment, then withdrew His weapon, and replaced it; but stood still, And looking on her, as to look her through, "Not /," he said, "have sought this stranger's ill; Not 7 have made this desolation; few 365 Would bear such outrage, and forbear to kill; But I must do my duty--how thou hast Done thine, the present vouches for the past. "Let him disarm; or, by my father's head, His own shall roll before you like a ball!" "370 He raised his whistle, as the word he said, And blew; another answered to the call, And, rushing in disorderly, though led, And armed from boot to turban, one and all, Some twenty of his train came, rank on rank; 375 He gave the word--"Arrest or slay the Frank!" Then, with a sudden movement, he withdrew His daughter; while compressed within his clasp, 'Twixt her and Juan interposed the crew; In vain she s...
|Book:||A book of English literature, selected and ed Volume 1|
|Author:||Robert Grant Martin|
|Number of Pages:||584|
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