High Life Volume 1

High Life 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. 1827 edition. Excerpt: ...said Mrs. Torrens to her eldest daughter, "that you could paint like this." "You know I never tried painting on china, Mamma," replied Miss Torrens, looking reproachfully at her mother. "Well, I mean I wish you would try," said the latter, in a pacific tone; and turning to Lady Georgiana, she continued, "I suppose your Ladyship painted these in the biscuit." "Yes," replied Lady Georgiana, who was standing by, with the wandering eye and vacant smile of one to whom praise had ceased to be a novelty. "They are very like the plates that Lady Olivia Oranmore painted last winter," whispered the youngest Miss Torrens to her sister. "Not-at all," replied Cecilia; "her's was a glass, and a flower on each, whereas these are china, with fruit represented." "Well, I mean they have something the same effect," muttered Miss Helen. "They are perfectly different," persisted Cecilia. "I suppose you have had a great deal of instruction in drawing, Lady Georgiana," said Mrs. Torrens. "I frequently go up to town," returned her Ladyship, "and generally take a few lessons when there." "You profit by them, indeed," observed Mrs. Torrens, as she rang the bell to order her carriage to the door. "My mother draws extremely well," said Lady Georgiana, "so that I am never at a loss for an instructor, even in the country." After a little more conversation of a desultory kind, Mrs. Torrens and her daughters took leave; the latter more than ever disliking and envying Lady Georgiana, who, during the whole of the visit, had appeared superior indeed. They had seen her but once before, and then not near enough to...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
  • 1236573064
  • 9781236573063