Osrick: Or, Modern Horrors: A Romance (Textbook Binding) - Richard Sickelmore Horror Book Review
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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: keeps the energies of the man alive ; and the completion of his design is.a reward which sweetens recollection, and gives a sensation to the individual, such as the flinty-hearted reptiles, the -torture and bane of society, never can enjoy. He who feels the approbation of that inward monitor, which no one is without, feels a heaven in himself. His soul seems exalted; and the all-seeing eye of the Omniscient regards him with approof. though concealed from the knowledge of the world, preys upon the heart in which it generates ; gives a hell of remorse, that burns incessantly within it; and keeps in activity that most oppressive and degrading of all human scourges, an abhorrence of one’s self. VIRTUE may indeed be said to carry its own re- ward. and vice its own punishment. No man, let his sophistry on others do what it.may, can deceive himself. Guilt’wjll produce the feel of guilt, and torture everlastingly; while goodness raises the grateful thoughts of the mortal to.futurity and. his God. Osrick, though pained by the galling scene he had just-witnessed, felt that approbatory sensation, whi.‘h a motive and an act benign bestow. He blessed IIea ven that he had been so afflicted, that his compensation should be what it was; that he might enjoy that fea.st of the soul, which succouring the distressed could give. After much labour and time, the Lieutenant succeeded in obtaining a situation for Annette, and her aged friend. A Mrs. MRS. MJNDERSON, a widow lady, who existed on a small income, in a neat little dwelling by the skirts of the town, consented to receive them fora weekly stipend, as little as she could afford to take, and not more than. Osrick cheerfully consented to pay. Mrs. Manderson, at the request of the Lieutenant, immediately visited the poo…
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