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Arthur Mervyn; Or, Memoirs Of The Year 1793 - Volume 2 - Chapter 47 Arthur Mervyn; Or, Memoirs Of The Year 1793 - Volume 2 - Chapter 47

Arthur Mervyn; Or, Memoirs Of The Year 1793 - Volume 2 - Chapter 47
VOLUME II CHAPTER XLVIINone will be surprised that, to a woman thus unfortunate and thus deserving, my heart willingly rendered up all its sympathies; that, as I partook of all her grief, I hailed, with equal delight, those omens of felicity which now, at length, seemed to play in her fancy. I saw her often,--as often as my engagements would permit, and oftener than I allowed myself to visit any other. In this I was partly selfish. So much entertainment, so much of the best instruction, did her conversation afford me, that I never had enough of it. Her experience had... Long Stories - Post by : JayBeau - Date : May 2012 - Author : Charles Brockden Brown - Read : 1110

Arthur Mervyn; Or, Memoirs Of The Year 1793 - Volume 2 - Chapter 46 Arthur Mervyn; Or, Memoirs Of The Year 1793 - Volume 2 - Chapter 46

Arthur Mervyn; Or, Memoirs Of The Year 1793 - Volume 2 - Chapter 46
VOLUME II CHAPTER XLVIMove on, my quill! wait not for my guidance. Reanimated with thy master's spirit, all airy light! A heyday rapture! A mounting impulse sways him: lifts him from the earth. I must, cost what it will, rein in this upward-pulling, forward-going--what shall I call it? But there are times, and now is one of them, when words are poor. It will not do--down this hill, up that steep; through this thicket, over that hedge--I have _laboured to fatigue myself: to reconcile me to repose; to lolling on a sofa; to poring over a book, to any thing that... Long Stories - Post by : JayBeau - Date : May 2012 - Author : Charles Brockden Brown - Read : 809

Arthur Mervyn; Or, Memoirs Of The Year 1793 - Volume 2 - Chapter 45 Arthur Mervyn; Or, Memoirs Of The Year 1793 - Volume 2 - Chapter 45

Arthur Mervyn; Or, Memoirs Of The Year 1793 - Volume 2 - Chapter 45
VOLUME II CHAPTER XLVThe reading of this letter, though it made me mournful, did not hinder me from paying the visit I intended. My friend noticed my discomposure. "What, Arthur! thou art quite the 'penseroso' to-night. Come, let me cheer thee with a song. Thou shalt have thy favourite ditty." She stepped to the instrument, and, with more than airy lightness, touched and sung:-- "Now knit hands and beat the ground In a light, fantastic round,... Long Stories - Post by : JayBeau - Date : May 2012 - Author : Charles Brockden Brown - Read : 3507

Arthur Mervyn; Or, Memoirs Of The Year 1793 - Volume 2 - Chapter 44 Arthur Mervyn; Or, Memoirs Of The Year 1793 - Volume 2 - Chapter 44

Arthur Mervyn; Or, Memoirs Of The Year 1793 - Volume 2 - Chapter 44
VOLUME II CHAPTER XLIVI now set about carrying my plan of life into effect. I began with ardent zeal and unwearied diligence the career of medical study. I bespoke the counsels and instructions of my friend; attended him on his professional visits, and acted, in all practicable cases, as his substitute. I found this application of time more pleasurable than I had imagined. My mind gladly expanded itself, as it were, for the reception of new ideas. My curiosity grew more eager in proportion as it was supplied with food, and every day added strength to the assurance that I was... Long Stories - Post by : JayBeau - Date : May 2012 - Author : Charles Brockden Brown - Read : 1051

Arthur Mervyn; Or, Memoirs Of The Year 1793 - Volume 2 - Chapter 40 Arthur Mervyn; Or, Memoirs Of The Year 1793 - Volume 2 - Chapter 40

Arthur Mervyn; Or, Memoirs Of The Year 1793 - Volume 2 - Chapter 40
VOLUME II CHAPTER XLI mounted the stage-coach at daybreak the next day, in company with a sallow Frenchman from St. Domingo, his fiddle-case, an ape, and two female blacks. The Frenchman, after passing the suburbs, took out his violin and amused himself with humming to his own _tweedle-tweedle_. The monkey now and then munched an apple, which was given to him from a basket by the blacks, who gazed with stupid wonder, and an exclamatory _La! La! upon the passing scenery, or chattered to each other in a sort of open-mouthed, half-articulate, monotonous, singsong jargon. The man looked seldom either on... Long Stories - Post by : JayBeau - Date : May 2012 - Author : Charles Brockden Brown - Read : 3321

Arthur Mervyn; Or, Memoirs Of The Year 1793 - Volume 2 - Chapter 39 Arthur Mervyn; Or, Memoirs Of The Year 1793 - Volume 2 - Chapter 39

Arthur Mervyn; Or, Memoirs Of The Year 1793 - Volume 2 - Chapter 39
VOLUME II CHAPTER XXXIXI am glad, my friend, thy nimble pen has got so far upon its journey. What remains of my story may be despatched in a trice. I have just now some vacant hours, which might possibly be more usefully employed, but not in an easier manner or more pleasant. So, let me carry on thy thread. First, let me mention the resolutions I had formed at the time I parted with my friend. I had several objects in view. One was a conference with Mrs. Wentworth; another was an interview with her whom I met with at Villars's.... Long Stories - Post by : JayBeau - Date : May 2012 - Author : Charles Brockden Brown - Read : 3239

Arthur Mervyn; Or, Memoirs Of The Year 1793 - Volume 2 - Chapter 38 Arthur Mervyn; Or, Memoirs Of The Year 1793 - Volume 2 - Chapter 38

Arthur Mervyn; Or, Memoirs Of The Year 1793 - Volume 2 - Chapter 38
VOLUME II CHAPTER XXXVIIIWhat other inquiries were to be resolved by our young friend, we were now, at this late hour, obliged to postpone till the morrow. I shall pass over the reflections which a story like this would naturally suggest, and hasten to our next interview. After breakfast next morning, the subject of last night's conversation was renewed. I told him that something had occurred in his absence, in relation to Mrs. Wentworth and her nephew, that had perplexed us not a little. "My information is obtained," continued I, "from Wortley; and it is nothing less than that young Clavering,... Long Stories - Post by : JayBeau - Date : May 2012 - Author : Charles Brockden Brown - Read : 1015

Arthur Mervyn; Or, Memoirs Of The Year 1793 - Volume 2 - Chapter 37 Arthur Mervyn; Or, Memoirs Of The Year 1793 - Volume 2 - Chapter 37

Arthur Mervyn; Or, Memoirs Of The Year 1793 - Volume 2 - Chapter 37
VOLUME II CHAPTER XXXVIIMervyn's auditors allowed no pause in their attention to this story. Having ended, a deep silence took place. The clock which stood upon the mantel had sounded twice the customary _larum_, but had not been heard by us. It was now struck a third time. It was _one_. Our guest appeared somewhat startled at this signal, and looked, with a mournful sort of earnestness, at the clock. There was an air of inquietude about him which I had never observed in an equal degree before. I was not without much curiosity respecting other incidents than those which had... Long Stories - Post by : JayBeau - Date : May 2012 - Author : Charles Brockden Brown - Read : 3533

Arthur Mervyn; Or, Memoirs Of The Year 1793 - Volume 2 - Chapter 36 Arthur Mervyn; Or, Memoirs Of The Year 1793 - Volume 2 - Chapter 36

Arthur Mervyn; Or, Memoirs Of The Year 1793 - Volume 2 - Chapter 36
VOLUME II CHAPTER XXXVI"Why," said I, as I hasted forward, "is my fortune so abundant in unforeseen occurrences? Is every man who leaves his cottage and the impressions of his infancy behind him ushered into such a world of revolutions and perils as have trammelled my steps? or is my scene indebted for variety and change to my propensity to look into other people's concerns, and to make their sorrows and their joys mine? "To indulge an adventurous spirit, I left the precincts of the barn-door, enlisted in the service of a stranger, and encountered a thousand dangers to my virtue... Long Stories - Post by : JayBeau - Date : May 2012 - Author : Charles Brockden Brown - Read : 3296

Arthur Mervyn; Or, Memoirs Of The Year 1793 - Volume 2 - Chapter 35 Arthur Mervyn; Or, Memoirs Of The Year 1793 - Volume 2 - Chapter 35

Arthur Mervyn; Or, Memoirs Of The Year 1793 - Volume 2 - Chapter 35
VOLUME II CHAPTER XXXVTo explore the house in this manner was so contrary to ordinary rules, that the design was probably wholly unsuspected by the women whom I had just left. My silence, at parting, might have been ascribed by them to the intimidating influence of invectives and threats. Hence I proceeded in my search without interruption. Presently I reached a front chamber in the third story. The door was ajar. I entered it on tiptoe. Sitting on a low chair by the fire, I beheld a female figure, dressed in a negligent but not indecent manner. Her face, in the... Long Stories - Post by : JayBeau - Date : May 2012 - Author : Charles Brockden Brown - Read : 1523

Arthur Mervyn; Or, Memoirs Of The Year 1793 - Volume 2 - Chapter 34 Arthur Mervyn; Or, Memoirs Of The Year 1793 - Volume 2 - Chapter 34

Arthur Mervyn; Or, Memoirs Of The Year 1793 - Volume 2 - Chapter 34
VOLUME II CHAPTER XXXIVThis incident necessarily produced a change in my views with regard to my friend. Her fortune consisted of a few hundreds of dollars, which, frugally administered, might procure decent accommodation in the country. When this was consumed, she must find subsistence in tending the big wheel or the milk-pail, unless fortune should enable me to place her in a more favourable situation. This state was, in some respects, but little different from that in which she had spent the former part of her life; but, in her father's house, these employments were dignified by being, in some degree,... Long Stories - Post by : JayBeau - Date : May 2012 - Author : Charles Brockden Brown - Read : 1362

Arthur Mervyn; Or, Memoirs Of The Year 1793 - Volume 2 - Chapter 30 Arthur Mervyn; Or, Memoirs Of The Year 1793 - Volume 2 - Chapter 30

Arthur Mervyn; Or, Memoirs Of The Year 1793 - Volume 2 - Chapter 30
VOLUME II CHAPTER XXXIn a short time this gentle girl recovered her senses. She did not withdraw herself from my sustaining arm, but, leaning on my bosom, she resigned herself to passionate weeping. I did not endeavour to check this effusion, believing that its influence would be salutary. I had not forgotten the thrilling sensibility and artless graces of this girl. I had not forgotten the scruples which had formerly made me check a passion whose tendency was easily discovered. These new proofs of her affection were, at once, mournful and delightful. The untimely fate of her father and my friend... Long Stories - Post by : JayBeau - Date : May 2012 - Author : Charles Brockden Brown - Read : 1943

Arthur Mervyn; Or, Memoirs Of The Year 1793 - Volume 2 - Chapter 29 Arthur Mervyn; Or, Memoirs Of The Year 1793 - Volume 2 - Chapter 29

Arthur Mervyn; Or, Memoirs Of The Year 1793 - Volume 2 - Chapter 29
VOLUME II CHAPTER XXIXAt parting with you, my purpose was to reach the abode of the Hadwins as speedily as possible. I travelled therefore with diligence. Setting out so early, I expected, though on foot, to reach the end of my journey before noon. The activity of muscles is no obstacle to thought. So far from being inconsistent with intense musing, it is, in my own case, propitious to that state of mind. Probably no one had stronger motives for ardent meditation than I. My second journey to the city was prompted by reasons, and attended by incidents, that seemed to... Long Stories - Post by : andre - Date : May 2012 - Author : Charles Brockden Brown - Read : 2403

Arthur Mervyn; Or, Memoirs Of The Year 1793 - Volume 2 - Chapter 28 Arthur Mervyn; Or, Memoirs Of The Year 1793 - Volume 2 - Chapter 28

Arthur Mervyn; Or, Memoirs Of The Year 1793 - Volume 2 - Chapter 28
VOLUME II CHAPTER XXVIIIIt was not in my power to release my friend by the payment of his debt; but, by contracting with the keeper of the prison for his board, I could save him from famine; and, by suitable exertions, could procure him lodging as convenient as the time would admit. I could promise to console and protect his sisters, and, by cheerful tones and frequent visits, dispel some part of the evil which encompassed him. After the first surprise had subsided, he inquired by what accident this meeting had been produced. Conscious of my incapacity to do him any... Long Stories - Post by : andre - Date : May 2012 - Author : Charles Brockden Brown - Read : 851

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Arthur Mervyn; Or, Memoirs Of The Year 1793 - Volume 2 - Chapter 27
VOLUME II CHAPTER XXVII"Here was new light thrown upon the character of Welbeck, and new food administered to my suspicions. No conclusion could be more plausible than that which Williams had drawn; but how should it be rendered certain? Walter Thetford, or some of his family, had possibly been witnesses of something, which, added to our previous knowledge, might strengthen or prolong that clue, one end of which seemed now to be put into our hands; but Thetford's father-in-law was the only one of his family, who, by seasonable flight from the city, had escaped the pestilence. To him, who still... Long Stories - Post by : andre - Date : May 2012 - Author : Charles Brockden Brown - Read : 1076

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Arthur Mervyn; Or, Memoirs Of The Year 1793 - Volume 2 - Chapter 26
VOLUME II CHAPTER XXVIThis conversation was interrupted by a messenger from my wife, who desired my return immediately. I had some hopes of meeting with Mervyn, some days having now elapsed since his parting from us, and not being conscious of any extraordinary motives for delay. It was Wortley, however, and not Mervyn, to whom I was called. My friend came to share with me his suspicions and inquietudes respecting Welbeck and Mervyn. An accident had newly happened which had awakened these suspicions afresh. He desired a patient audience while he explained them to me. These were his words:-- "To-day a... Long Stories - Post by : andre - Date : May 2012 - Author : Charles Brockden Brown - Read : 3307

Arthur Mervyn; Or, Memoirs Of The Year 1793 - Volume 2 - Chapter 25 Arthur Mervyn; Or, Memoirs Of The Year 1793 - Volume 2 - Chapter 25

Arthur Mervyn; Or, Memoirs Of The Year 1793 - Volume 2 - Chapter 25
VOLUME II CHAPTER XXVWhile musing upon these facts, I could not but reflect with astonishment on the narrow escapes which Mervyn's virtue had experienced. I was by no means certain that his fame or his life was exempt from all danger, or that the suspicions which had already been formed respecting him could possibly be wiped away. Nothing but his own narrative, repeated with that simple but nervous eloquence which we had witnessed, could rescue him from the most heinous charges. Was there any tribunal that would not acquit him on merely hearing his defence? Surely the youth was honest. His... Long Stories - Post by : andre - Date : May 2012 - Author : Charles Brockden Brown - Read : 1375

Arthur Mervyn; Or, Memoirs Of The Year 1793 - Volume 2 - Chapter 24 Arthur Mervyn; Or, Memoirs Of The Year 1793 - Volume 2 - Chapter 24

Arthur Mervyn; Or, Memoirs Of The Year 1793 - Volume 2 - Chapter 24
VOLUME II CHAPTER XXIVHere ended the narrative of Mervyn. Surely its incidents were of no common kind. During this season of pestilence, my opportunities of observation had been numerous, and I had not suffered them to pass unimproved. The occurrences which fell within my own experience bore a general resemblance to those which had just been related, but they did not hinder the latter from striking on my mind with all the force of novelty. They served no end, but as vouchers for the truth of the tale. Surely the youth had displayed inimitable and heroic qualities. His courage was the... Long Stories - Post by : andre - Date : May 2012 - Author : Charles Brockden Brown - Read : 716

Arthur Mervyn; Or, Memoirs Of The Year 1793 - Volume 1 - Chapter 20 Arthur Mervyn; Or, Memoirs Of The Year 1793 - Volume 1 - Chapter 20

Arthur Mervyn; Or, Memoirs Of The Year 1793 - Volume 1 - Chapter 20
VOLUME I CHAPTER XXI laid myself on the bed and wrapped my limbs in the folds of the carpet. My thoughts were restless and perturbed. I was once more busy in reflecting on the conduct which I ought to pursue with regard to the bank-bills. I weighed, with scrupulous attention, every circumstance that might influence my decision. I could not conceive any more beneficial application of this property than to the service of the indigent, at this season of multiplied distress; but I considered that, if my death were unknown, the house would not be opened or examined till the pestilence... Long Stories - Post by : andre - Date : May 2012 - Author : Charles Brockden Brown - Read : 2820

Arthur Mervyn; Or, Memoirs Of The Year 1793 - Volume 1 - Chapter 19 Arthur Mervyn; Or, Memoirs Of The Year 1793 - Volume 1 - Chapter 19

Arthur Mervyn; Or, Memoirs Of The Year 1793 - Volume 1 - Chapter 19
VOLUME I CHAPTER XIXHaving gratified my curiosity in this respect, Wallace proceeded to remind me of the circumstances of our first interview. He had entertained doubts whether I was the person whom he had met at Lesher's. I acknowledged myself to be the same, and inquired, in my turn, into the motives of his conduct on that occasion. "I confess," said he, with some hesitation, "I meant only to sport with your simplicity and ignorance. You must not imagine, however, that my stratagem was deep-laid and deliberately executed. My professions at the tavern were sincere. I meant not to injure but... Long Stories - Post by : Martin_Sojka - Date : May 2012 - Author : Charles Brockden Brown - Read : 926