The Art of Love Volume 2

The Art of Love Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ... sheep with red stains on their backs-the regular Highland business; I tell you there is as much beauty in a wet road and a leafless elm as there is in all the Land o' Cakes." I will not dispute it; certainly not with you, at least; and I will only permit myself to show a corner of the enthusiasm with which the scenery here has inspired me, by saying that never, till I came here, could I imagine anything so magnificent as the dead level of Lochaber Moss, spreading for miles like a carpet at the feet of the monarch of Scottish mountains, Ben Nevis. How is that for high? I shudder to think what would happen to me a certain Miss Elspeth Dickson were looking over my shoulder now; I feel as Paolo must have felt when writing to Francesca. Miss Elspeth, be it known to you, is 'the SEEKS soon RELIEF 133 standard of propriety' here; not as regards her own sea: alone, but as to what is or is not becoming in a minister. Let me speak, even to you, with all charity about her; but, oh Joe! she has forbidden me to paint. I paid, I fear, little respect to her remonstrance at first, but she brought my Session to bear upon me, and they seem to think it as great an oflence against decorum hereabouts as driving tandem would be in a south-country minister. So I can but fortify myself with the motto of the S'toics--'Endure and abstain.' Perhaps I shall be led to happiness; but meanwhile, Joe, I may say to you what I could say to no one else--I am miserable. "I ask for faith, stale forms I find, Submission----pliant and week-kneed, Blind followers of leaders blind, A jargon of plethoric creed!" You did a cruel thing when you took one who was to be a Presbyterian minister to that grand service in Westminster Abbey;...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236840615
  • 9781236840615