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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. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...Lagoon in this dreadful weather, and descended to the banks of the canal, with the intention of embarking and following him, at least to the land. But the night was so dark that not a single bark was to be seen. Corinne walked in extreme agitation along the narrow stones which separate the canal from the houses. The storm continually increased, and her fears for Oswald redoubled every instant: she called to the gondoliers, who took her cries for those of some wretch drowning in the tempest; nevertheless, none dared approach to offer assistance, so formidable were the waves of the great canal. Corinne, in this situation, waited till daybreak. The weather, however, became calm, and the gondolier who had taken Oswald, returned and brought her word that he had safely passed the Lagoons. This was a moment of-happiness, and it was not until after some hours that the unfortunate Corinne felt anew Lhe_absence, the lengthened hours, the melanchol da s easy a devourin am w K3 was now to be her '. SWALD, during the first days of his journey, was twenty times on the point of returning to join Corinne; but the motives which hurried him away triumphed over this desire. It is a momentous step to have once vanquished love: the charm of its omnipotence is broken. On approaching England, all the recollections of his native country again entered Oswald's soul; the year which he had just passed in Italy did not correspond with any other epoch of his life. It was like a dazzling vision which affected his imagination without entirely altering the opinion and taste which till then had composed his existence. He was himself again, and although the regret at being separated from Corinne hindered him from receiving any impression of happiness, he acquired a...
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