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Piers de Gaveston, by E.E.C ebook

Piers de Gaveston, by E.E.C by E E C
Piers de Gaveston, by E.E.C
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Author: E E C
Number of Pages: 68 pages
Published Date: 12 Sep 2013
Publisher: Theclassics.Us
Publication Country: United States
Language: English
ISBN: 9781230384184
Download Link: Piers de Gaveston, by E.E.C
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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. 1838 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XI. It was on a beautiful evening, while the sun shone and the air was loaded with fragrance, and all nature seemed to have combined to breathe happiness into the soul of man, that the unfortunate Edward and his favourite took their almost solitary route from York to Newcastle. Their escort of gentlemen was but small, and only six of the most courageous ladies attending the court had mustered sufficient firmness to forsake the queen, their mistress, and follow their husbands and fathers on so uncertain an expedition. Among the foremost of these was Margaret, Countess of Cornwall, who, although wife to the obnoxious favourite, the cause of all the mischief, was loved and respected by the most powerful lords of the opposite faction. Never for a moment had she indulged the idea of not accompanying her husband, even though his fall seemed inevitable. All she thought of, or hoped for, was, that her influence might yet be sufficient to save his life; more she never expected, nor even wished. She was riding slowly up a slight eminence, her thoughts so much occupied by the stirring events in which she was expected soon to take an active part, as to be scarcely conscious of the objects that surrounded her, when suddenly she was roused from her reverie by hearing the sound of horses in a quick gallop behind her. A cavalier, followed by one solitary attendant, at that instant passed; but though he rode very quickly, there was something in his appearance that was not unfamiliar to her. When he reached Edward, he reined in his horse with a graceful ease, uncommon in any but knights of distinction. He bent over his horse's neck, in order to address the king, and, as he turned his face to Margaret, a thrill of emotion, in which both pain and...

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