The Early Called, the Stoic, and the Lansbys of Lansby Hall

The Early Called, the Stoic, and the Lansbys of Lansby Hall

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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. 1836 edition. Excerpt: ...not to be so foiled, I said, " Zoe, where is the." She would not let me proceed, but with a secret sign to me, she replied in a hasty, bustling manner, " Here is the little bracelet you wished to see; it is the last my dear mistress wore." I did not attempt to repeat my inquiry then, for it seemed unpleasant to Zoe; therefore in the hope of gaining a more direct answer, when we should be alone, I remained silent. An opportunity of speaking to her soon offered itself, but she positively refused to give me any information upon the subject, adding that my mother, in her last illness had made her promise not to give me the book, without the consent of my father. She would not even give me an idea of its contents, and even hinted that she thought it very, improbable that my father would ever suffer me to read it. I thought Zoe was unkind to me in this instance; in every other whim and caprice she fully indulged me, and at all other times I felt that I had still a kind and loving friend left to me. CHAPTER III. Education in Athens was conducted upon a general plan, to which the parents of children conformed, with very slight exceptions. Boys till the age of seven years were taught to read by the Grammatists; they were then taught music by the Citharistes; and after their thirteenth year it was usual for them to be consigned to the care of the Pedotribes to learn the gymnastic exercises. And so fascinating and delightful were these exercises to some of our robust youth, that they delighted to signalize themselves in wrestling, pugilism, and races of every kind. I have said that my mother was more beautiful than the generality of the Grecian females. A perfect symmetry of form was one characteristic of her loveliness, and this I...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236592980
  • 9781236592989