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Ellen Duncan; and The Proctor's Daughter

The Works of William Carleton, Volume Two

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Published: 1881
Language: English
Wordcount: 11,482 / 39 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 66.6
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 434
Added to site: 2008.05.31
mnybks.net#: 21078
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es! So it was with Owen: although constantly visited in prison by his faithful wife--although conscious of his own innocence--and although daily receiving assurances of hope from a numerous circle of friends--yet still his spirit drooped; the gloom of imprisonment, the idea of danger, the ignominy of public execution and all the horrors of innocent conviction, gradually wore away his mental strength; and when the assize time approached, he was but a thin shadow of the former bluff, healthy Owen Duncan. In so short a time as this, can care and harrowing thought exercise its influence on the human frame!

Never was there a finer or more heavenly morning than that which ushered in the day of trial. The court-house was crowded to suffocation, the mob outside fearfully numerous, and never before, perhaps, was Ennis in such a state of feverish excitement. Daly's murder was as nought in the minds of all, in comparison with Duncan's accusation. Alas! the former was an occurrence of too frequent repetition, to b

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