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Identifier: grahamsmagazine2021grah
Title: Graham's magazine
Year: 1840 (1840s)
Authors: Graham, George R Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849 John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress)
Subjects: Literature Literature, Modern
Publisher: [Philadelphia : G.R. Graham]
Contributing Library: Boston Public Library
Digitizing Sponsor: Boston Public Library

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GRAHAMS MAGAZINE. PHILADELPHIA: APRIL, 1842. Vol. XX. No-4. THE WIFE. BY AGNES PIERSOL. It was the dead hour of the night. The room wasa high wainscotted apartment, with furniture of arich but antique pattern. The pale moonlight stream-ing through the curtained window, and strugglingwith the subdued light of a candle placed in a corner,disclosed the figure of a sick man extended on a bed,wrapped in an unquiet slumber. By his side sat acare-worn though still beautiful woman gazinganxiously on his face, and breathlessly awaiting thecrisis of the fever—for it was now the ninth day sincethat strong man had been prostrated by the hand ofdisease, and during all that time he had raved in anincessant delirium. He had at length dropped intoan unquiet slumber, broken at first by starts andmoans, but during the last hour he had been less rest-less, and he now lay as still as a sculptured statue.His wife well knew that ere morning the crisis wouldbe past, and she waited, with all a womans affec

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Date: 2014-07-30 03:00:06

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