Excerpt from Magdalen Stafford, or a Gleam of Sunshine on a Rainy Day
It seems to me that my life has become like the course of a man advancing along an Alpine ledge, not daring to look above, below, or on either hand, but simply taking heed to the next step, all faculties ab... sorbed in the present moment. My mind is ex hansted, and I must seize what relaxation the hour may offer. That is accomplished, and my work again pre sents itself. I do not ask how it is to end: I scarcely dare re¿ect how it began; and yet, during my solitary walk, it is to this point that my thoughts have been directed.
I passed through the gate at the end of the avenue, to the open common. How beautiful were the ever shifting lights on the far hills! How soft the ¿ush that on the nearer woods told of the presence of Spring. But as I stood for a moment of enjoyment, the plovers, whom my approach had roused, swept past me, sending forth over the moor their melancholy wail; and that sound, linked as it is with so many me'mories, ruf¿ed the surface of my pleasure, and I pursued my way along the winding sheep-walk towards the pool at the foot of the hill. There my pilgrimage terminated, its object being to convey the little store, that twice a week I have taken upon myself to supply, to the suffering occupant of the little hovel on the farthest side of the pool.
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