The Book Lover; A Magazine of Book Lore Volume 5

The Book Lover; A Magazine of Book Lore Volume 5

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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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ... exhibited in the fullest perfection: but he will find it difficult, I ween, to make his thoughts and perceptions keep pace with the little galloper, unless they can outrun a steamboat and keep up with a railroad engine; nevertheless he may try it. I shall pass over many of the minor, though not inconsiderable, feats of this wonderful animal, and come directly to its capacity for scolding. But why need I dwell on what is so familiar to us all? Who has not seen Ladies, fair as Aurora, in the very act of scolding, a thousand times? Ah! who has never seen it S look blue all around them? Who would have guessed such a charming being--so lovely to look upon--capable of this? Who would have dreamed that she had but to lift those rosy portals and such torrents of execration would rush out--but to unloose that little tongue and shake the firmament with its thunder! Is there such noise and confusion in woman's elements, I would ask? Surely not: the whole mischief is in her tongue alone--and that not under her control. Could she curb that, all would be well, but, alas, it often runs away in spite of her, and all her efforts to reclaim and soften its madcap disposition have hitherto proved unavailing--it is to be hoped they may not prove so much longer! But, on the other hand, that this little member has, as I have already hinted, many shining qualities cannot be denied. It is that that sings such melting strains in the ears of the gentlemen, and telling them the dear angel, whose thought and feelings it speaks, is passionately fond of them when, in truth, she cares not a whit about them, almost breaks so many of their hearts. Many other notable and praiseworthy exploits it performs daily, not meet here to be mentioned. In short, as by this time the reader...show more

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  • Paperback | 348 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 621g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236541200
  • 9781236541208