Harper's Volume 116

Harper's Volume 116

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...with her, to look at her, just as she was; for he loved it exact-ly as much, so far as that footing simply went, as any free and foolish youth who had ever made the last demonstration of it. It was that marriage was, for him--and for them all, the serried F renchcs--a great matter, a goal to which a man of intelligence, a real shy, beautiful man of the world, didn't hop on one foot, didn't skip and jump, as if he were playing an urchins' game, but toward which he proceeded with a deep and anxious, a noble and highly just deliberation. For it was one thing to stare at a girl till she was bored with it, it was one thing to take her to the Horse Show and the Opera, and to send her flowers by the stack, and chocolates by the ton, and "great " novels, the very latest and greatest, by the dozen; but something quite other to hold open for her, with eyes attached to eyes, the gate, moving on such stiff silver hinges, of the grand square forecourt of the palace of wedlock. The state of being "engaged" represented to him the introduction to this precinct of some young woman with whom his outside parley would have had the duration, distinctly, of his own convenience. That might be cold-blooded if one chose to think so; but nothing of another sort would equal the z" '.t tc: '10!1y and dignity and decent-v.111 the grand gallantry and fir. Ni .."-" their then passing in. Poor J-: '.--vl have blushed red, before that I v.. ll the memory of the way the as she now imagined it. hat' '-- shonored by her younger ron.;r'. t-' had tumbled over the wall with this, that and the other raw playmate, and had played "tag " and leap-frog, as she might say, from corner to...show more

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  • Paperback | 550 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 28mm | 971g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236904486
  • 9781236904485