Thaddeus of Warsaw: Four Volumes in Two, Volumes 1-2

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S. Marks, 1817

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Page 7 - Be hush'd, my dark spirit ! for wisdom condemns When the faint and the feeble deplore ; Be strong as the rock of the ocean that stems A thousand wild waves on the shore...
Page 62 - How oft, when press'd to marriage, have I said, Curse on all laws but those which love has made! Love, free as air, at sight of human ties, Spreads his light wings, and in a moment flies...
Page 93 - BLEST as the immortal gods is he, The youth who fondly sits by thee, And hears and sees thee all the while Softly speak, and sweetly smile. 'T was this deprived my soul of rest, And raised such tumults in my breast : For while I gazed, in transport tost, My breath was gone, my voice was lost. My bosom glowed; the...
Page 93 - O'er my dim eyes a darkness hung ; My ears with hollow murmurs rung. In dewy damps my limbs were chill'd ; My blood with gentle horrors thrill'd ; My feeble pulse forgot to play ; I fainted, sunk, and died away.
Page 28 - ... end how it will, is full of peril to you. Successful conspirators are always jealous of each other; Pulaski will find it as easy to rid himself of your life, as to take mine.
Page 21 - The night was now grown so dark, they could not be sure of their way; and their horses stumbling at every step over stumps of trees and hollows in the earth, increased their apprehensions to such a degree, that they obliged the king to keep up with them on foot. He literally marked his path with his blood ; his shoes having been torn off in the struggle at the carriage.
Page 27 - The men who guarded him at last became so much afraid of their prisoner taking advantage of these circumstances to escape, that they repeatedly called on Kosinski for orders to put him to death. Kosinski refused ; but their demands growing more violent and imperious, the king expected every moment to receive the points of their bayonets in his breast.
Page 20 - In the attempt his horse fell twice, and, at the second fall, broke its leg ; they then compelled him, fainting as he was with 'pain, to mount another, and spur it over. The conspirators had no sooner passed the ditch, than they threw his majesty down, and held him, whilst Lukwaski tore from his neck the ribbon of the black eagle and its diamond cross.
Page 27 - In the attempt, his beast fell twice ; and at the secon'J fall, broke its leg. They then compelled him, fainting as he was with pain, to mount another, and spur it over. The conspirators had no sooner passed the ditch than they threw his majesty down, and held him there, till Lukawski tore from his neck the ribin of the black eagle, and its diamond cross.
Page 27 - I was able to stir. Questioning the officers who stood about my couch, I found that a general panic had seized them. They knew not how to proceed ; they shuddered at leaving the king to the mercy of the confederates ; and yet were fearful, by pursuing him farther, to incense them through terror or revenge to massacre their prisoner, if he were still alive.

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