Leila; Or, the Siege of Granada. Calderon the Courtier. and the Pilgrims of the Rhine Volume 1-2

Leila; Or, the Siege of Granada. Calderon the Courtier. and the Pilgrims of the Rhine Volume 1-2

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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. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...ticket; a favor not obtained without great ihterest. _ But, nnhappily, until both men and fairies adopt Mr. Owen's proposition, and live in parallelograms, they will always be the victims of ennui. And Nymphalin, who had been disappointed in love, and was still unmarried, had for the last five or six months been exceedingly tired even of giving balls. She yawned very frequently, and consequently yawning' became a fashion. "But why don't we have some new dances, my Pipalee?" said Nymphalin to her favorite maid of honor; "These waltzes are very old-fashioned." "Very old-fashioned," said Pipalee. The queen gaped, and Pipalee did the same; It was a gala night; the court was held in a lone and beautiful hollow, with the wild brake closing round it on every side, so that no human step could easily gain the spot. Wherever the shadows fell, upor the brake, a glow-worm made a point of exhibiting itself, and the bright August moon sailed slowly above, pleased to look down upon so charming a scene of merriment; for they wrong the moon who assert that she has an objection to mirth--with the mirth of fairies she has all possible sympathy. Here and there in the thicket the scarce honeysuckles--in August, honeysuckles are somewhat out of season--hung their rich festoons, and at that moment they were crowded with the elderly fairies, who had given up dancing and taken to scandal. Beside the honeysuckle you might see the hawkweed and the white convolvulus, varying the soft verdure of the thicket; and mushrooms in abundance had sprung up in the circle, glittering in the silver moonlight, and acceptable beyond measure to the dancers: every one knows how agreeable a thing tents are in a fete...show more

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  • Paperback | 164 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 304g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236793579
  • 9781236793577