5 edition of Anne of Geierstein found in the catalog.
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 102 p. :|
|Number of Pages||49|
|2||Waverley novels -- vol.22.|
|3||Waverley novels : large type Border edition -- vol.22|
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As for forks, they were unknown until a much later period, all the Europeans of that day making the same use of the fingers to select their morsels and transport them to the mouth which the Asiatics now practise. " "Do you know the place, Ital Schreckenwald? That dressing my mistress is the only part of a waiting-lady's life that I have the least fancy for—it seems so natural for one pretty maiden to set off another—in faith we are but learning to dress ourselves at another time.
" "I do not see the justice of the conclusion," replied the maiden. The form, reflected against the sky, appeared rather the undefined lineaments of a spirit than of a mortal maiden; for her person seemed as light, and scarcely more opaque, than the thin cloud Anne of Geierstein surrounded her pedestal.
It is time we were in the saddle, and we shall tarry for no sluggards. It leads to alliances in which the heart is never consulted, to treaties of marriage, which are often formed when the parties are in the cradle, or in leading strings, but which are not the less binding on them in honour and faith.
When they had ridden two hours and more, the confidence of their leader was so much augmented, that he ventured to command a halt at the edge of a pleasant grove, which served to conceal their number, whilst both riders and horses took some refreshment, for which purpose forage and provisions had been borne along with them.
10 22 : In discussion Anne clears up the mysteries of her birth and conduct, and Arthur informs her of his noble status and current mission. The Philipsons agree to travel separately from the delegation to lessen the danger at La Ferette. Above these, from the eminence on which the tower was situated, could be seen the almost rosy Anne of Geierstein in which an immense glacier threw back the sun; and still higher over the frozen surface of that icy sea arose, in silent dignity, the pale peaks of those countless mountains, on which the snow eternally rests.
" "Ask me not the reason of my silence. " "Accuser," said the presiding Judge, "thou hast heard the accused—What is thy reply? —Were Ital Schreckenwald to return"— "Your father is too deeply engaged on some of his dark and mystic errands," said the flippant Swiss; "sailed to the mountains of the Brockenberg, where witches hold their sabbath, or gone on a hunting-party with the Wild Huntsman.
" It was better for Scott to work on, and die at his task, at the labour of a life which would not Anne of Geierstein complete, would not offer the same invigorating spectacle, had he thrown his pen away and confessed himself defeated.
I am here in obedience to your command; I am to see Burgundy forthwith, and if I find him pliant to the purpose to which we would turn him, events may follow which will change into gladness our present mourning. Were my father to arrive? Annette, always willing to do as she would wish to be done by, was about to leave the apartment, when her mistress, who had apparently made up her mind concerning what she had to do or say, commanded Anne of Geierstein positively to remain.
" Schreckenwald had already spurred his horse for flight; but, perceiving Anne's reluctance to follow him, he dashed back, and seizing a horse which, bridled and saddled, stood picketed near him, he threw the reins to Arthur Philipson; and pushing his own horse, at the same time, betwixt the Englishman and the soldier, he forced the latter to quit the hold he had on his person.
On reaching Charles's camp the earl was welcomed as an old companion in arms, and obtained a promise of the help he sought, on condition that Provence be ceded to Burgundy.
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After the party finally reaches the Duke's court, the plot chiefly concerns the Earl of Oxford's efforts to win Charles the Bold's support for Margaret of Anjou and Lancaster.