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The World of Romance

being Contributions to The Oxford and Cambridge Magazine, 1856

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Author: William Morris
Published: 1856
Language: English
Wordcount: 36,480 / 103 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 39.8
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 651
Added to site: 2006.03.13
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ne standing below me, whom I had seen in my dreams just before--Amyot. I had no hopes of seeing him for a long time, perhaps I might never see him again, I thought, for he was away (as I thought) fighting in the holy wars, and it made me almost beside myself to see him standing close by me in the flesh. I got down from my scaffolding as soon as I could, and all thoughts else were soon drowned in the joy of having him by me; Margaret, too, how glad she must have been, for she had been betrothed to him for some time before he went to the wars, and he had been five years away; five years! and how we had thought of him through those many weary days! how often his face had come before me! his brave, honest face, the most beautiful among all the faces of men and women I have ever seen. Yes, I remember how five years ago I held his hand as we came together out of the cathedral of that great, far-off city, whose name I forget now; and then I remember the stamping of the horses' feet; I remember how his hand left mine

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