Excerpt from Celio, or New York Above-Ground and Under-Ground
Before one of these it is our business, for a moment, to stop - but not to enter. Hereafter destiny may lead us up those broad marble steps and through those massive doors, and amid the scenes, whether of joy or sorrow, they enclose. The doors are thrown Open, and half-a-dozen beautiful women, dressed like fairies, ﬂoat out with the light, and are hurried by their attendant cavaliers into the quickly closing carriages, which one by one hurry swiftly away, while the hostess bids her last guest farewell, and has attended her with unusual deference to the hall door, where she stands, for a moment, watching their departure, their carriage not yet having been announced.
Mrs. Carleton is yet an invalid, you know, said the hostess, and too precious to be exposed to danger.
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