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Walladmor: And Now Freely Translated from the German into English. In Two Volumes. Vol. II.   By: (1785-1859)

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1. Scans provided by The Web Archive: http://www.archive.org/details/walladmor02dequ

2. The 3 volume German original was fictitiously attributed to Sir Walter Scott, but actually written by G. W. H. Häring (under the pseud. of Willibald Alexis). It was freely adapted into English by Thomas De Quincey.

3. The diphthong oe is indicated by [oe].

WALLADMOR:

"FREELY TRANSLATED INTO GERMAN FROM THE ENGLISH OF SIR WALTER SCOTT."

AND NOW FREELY TRANSLATED FROM THE GERMAN INTO ENGLISH.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

My root is earthed; and I, a desolate branch, Left scattered in the highway of the world, Trod under foot, that might have been a column Mainly supporting our demolished house. Massinger .

VOL. II.

LONDON: PRINTED FOR TAYLOR AND HESSEY, 93 FLEET STREET, AND 13 WATERLOO PLACE, PALL MALL. 1825

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER X. PAGE. Maternal Madness. 1

CHAPTER XI. Old Friend with a New Face. 19

CHAPTER XII. Winter Night Wandering. 45

CHAPTER XIII. Arrest. 69

CHAPTER XIV. Rioting. 83

CHAPTER XV. Feudal Castle. 95

CHAPTER XVI. Examination. 109

CHAPTER XVII. Unexpected Visit. 127

CHAPTER XVIII.

Distraction of Grief. 161

CHAPTER XIX. Distraction of Love. 205

CHAPTER XX. Trial for High Treason. 235

CHAPTER XXI. Catastrophe. 268

WALLADMOR.

CHAPTER X.

Hast thou a medicine to restore my wits When I have lost them? If not, leave to talk. Beaumont and Fletcher ; Philaster .

In this perplexity, whilst sitting down to clear up his thoughts and to consider of his future motions, Bertram suddenly remembered that immediately before the attack on the revenue officers, a note had been put into his hand which he had at that time neglected to read under the overpowering interest of the scene which followed. This note he now drew from his pocket: it was written in pencil, and contained the following words:

"You wish to see the ruins of Ap Gauvon. In confidence therefore let me tell you that the funeral train will direct its course upon a different point. Take any convenient opportunity for leaving this rabble, and pursue your route to the Abbey through the valley which branches off on the left. You will easily reach it by nightfall; and you will there receive a welcome from AN OLD FRIEND."

The day was uncommonly dear and bright; the frosty air looked sharp, keen, and "in a manner vitreous;"[1] and every thing wore a cheerful and promising aspect, except that towards the horizon the sky took that emerald tint which sometimes on such days foreruns the approach of snow... Continue reading book >>




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