The American Literary Magazine Volume 3

The American Literary Magazine Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ...You observe a male personage approaching with an impertinent swagger, and an immense surface of Byronic shirt-collar. He is a legitimate descendant, I doubt not, of the chap whom Horace met in the Via Sacra. Ho has come to Saratoga to make acquaintances, to invade joyous little circles and cliques, and render himself universally de trnp. He is not merely a bore. He is much worse than that. Among men you might call him an anthropophagns, a cannibal. Among women, he is nothing short of a varapyro. His breadth of linen, in connection with his epidemic qualities, induces them to call him familiarly " The Cholera," ("eollarer?") But here comes an original, and (what is better, ) an original in female form. Her form is as airy as a sprite's. Ah! I remember: it was but yesterday that she was driving two-in-hand with marvellous nerve and grace in front of the United States Hotel. She has now taken possession of a cane and is mimicking somo dandy swaggerer in her style of flourishing it and in the long steps she takes. As Dickens said of the sherry-cobbler, "that--that's--good." How her piercing blue eyes flash with a mischievous light, as she peers into your countenance so inquiringly. She is a little conscious, and does not care who knows it. Her pouting lip says, " look at my face, and then sneer at my actions, if you dare, you sardonic old bachelor." And on she struts, casting a warning glance at me as I shape my features into a wicked smile. I see you are struck with a gay little party that is now approaching. You are excusable; shall 1 present you? There is J., with the must lustrous complexion you ever saw, whose face has the beautiful repose of an odalisque's. What perfect brown hair lies over her forehead and clings lovingly around a contour of...show more

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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 263g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123667622X
  • 9781236676221