Tales and Novels, 第 2 卷

Henry G. Bohn, 1848

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第 402 頁 - He wished that there was no such thing as slavery in the world ; but he was convinced, by the arguments of those who have the best means of obtaining information, that the sudden emancipation of the negroes would rather increase than diminish their miseries.
第 269 頁 - My being called Saladin the Lucky first inspired me with confidence in myself; though I own that I cannot remember any extraordinary instances of good luck in my childhood. An old nurse of my mother's, indeed, repeated to me, twenty times a day, that nothing I undertook could fail to succeed, because I was Saladin the Lucky. I became presumptuous and rash; and my nurse's prognostics might have effectually prevented their accomplishment, had I not, when I was about fifteen, been roused to reflection...
第 249 頁 - I declined doing, because I believed that I should draw down upon my head some dreadful calamity, if I voluntarily relinquished the talisman. Irritated by my refusal, the lady, according to the custom of her sex, became more resolute in her purpose; but neither entreaties nor money could change my determination. Provoked beyond measure at my obstinacy, as she called it, she left the house. "On...
第 407 頁 - ... were bound to each other by the strongest ties. Their slavery and their sufferings began in the same hour ; they were both brought from their own country in the same ship. This circumstance alone forms, amongst the negroes, a bond of connexion not easily to be dissolved.
第 417 頁 - The lady, roused from her natural indolence by this disappointment to her vanity, instantly ordered that the unfortunate female slave should be severely chastised. The woman was the wife of Hector ; and this fresh injury worked up his temper, naturally vindictive, to the highest point. He ardently longed for the moment when he might satiate his vengeance. The plan the negroes had laid was to set fire to the canes, at one and the same time, on every plantation ; and when the white inhabitants of the...
第 413 頁 - Caesar urged her with so much vehemence, and so much tenderness, to open to him her whole soul, that, at last, she could not resist his eloquence. She reluctantly revealed to him that secret of which she could not think without horror. She informed him that, unless he complied with what was required of him by the sorceress Esther, he was devoted to die. What it was that Esther required of him, Clara knew not: she knew nothing of the conspiracy. The timidity of her character was illsuited to such...
第 412 頁 - you once loved me: I have done nothing, have I, to forfeit your confidence ? ' ' I once loved you ! ' said she, raising her languid eyes, and looking at him with reproachful tenderness ; ' and can you doubt my constancy ? Oh, Caesar, you little know what is passing in my heart ! You are the cause of my melancholy...
第 248 頁 - Both these vases my father bequeathed to my brother Saladin ; declaring he could not venture to leave either of them to me, because I was so unlucky that I should in-evitably break it. After his death, however, my brother Saladin, who was...
第 412 頁 - Caesar was indefatigable in his exertions to cultivate and embellish the ground near his cottage, in hopes of making it an agreeable habitation for her ; but she seemed to take no interest in any thing. She would stand beside him immoveable, in a deep reverie ; and when he inquired whether she was ill, she would answer no, and endeavour to assume an air of gaiety : but this cheerfulness was transient ; she soon relapsed into despondency.
第 412 頁 - ... countrymen. She soon taught them to believe her to be possessed of supernatural powers; and she then worked their imagination to what pitch and purpose she pleased. She was the chief instigator of this intended rebellion. It was she who had stimulated the revengeful temper of Hector almost to frenzy.