The Catholic University Chronicle Volume 1

The Catholic University Chronicle Volume 1

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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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...of travel, fine old pictures, libraries stocked with books, and cabinets and tables laden with bric-a-brac and statuary of historic or legendary lore. There was a brick from the great wall of China and a wonderful Chinese god with six arms and innumerable legs; this piece was a valuable bronze. Then there were souvenirs of the palace in Pekin, and various interesting relics of Buddhist legends and faith from far off Calcutta and the Himalayas. Colonel O'Brien used to say with a laugh that some people say there never was a Chinese wall; but he was an eye-witness to its existence, having once on a bright morning enjoyed a breakfast on top of it. A few choice friends had entree to the O'Brien home on Esplanade avenue. A visit after the breakfast hour recalled the pictures that Dickens drew of the Cheeryble brothers. The large parlors, dining room, and library of the quaint old mansion were thrown open to admit the southern breezes, and the fragrant odors from the garden without. All was warmth, color fragrance, and a genuine welcome seemed to pervade everything, from the massive bronzes in the hall to the great clock that seemed to tick "welcome " from the middle of the oldfashioned mantel in the dining room. This "bachelor's dining room" in which the two brothers always sat after breakfast seemed a place "to live in." There was no attempt at vain show, the furnishings, as elsewhere, being of a substantial elegant make, that impressed with the good sense and refined taste of the occupants. A massive table stood in the center of the room, and on either side of the mantel were two immense windows; within their deep recesses stood two great " SleepyHollow " chairs, ..".show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236743423
  • 9781236743428