Life Volume 29-30

Life Volume 29-30

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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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...Transference of Germs by the Process of Osculation" had kissed each one of the thirty-seven babies in the creche. Harrz'el Caryl Cax. 112-LIFE' Life' Personally Conducted Tours. LENOX. ENOX is the apex of the American social pyramid; the roof-garden of society; the Garden of Eden of the /raul ton, where Eve may hold sweet converse with the devil, while Adam, as becomes an American gentleman, husbands the vegetable crop and gazes contemplatively over the fence at a vulgar outside world. Lenox is a secluded piece of territory within the confines of Massachusetts, which can be found on the map with the aid of a microscope and a railroad time-table. It was discovered by a gloomy aristocrat who had fled into the wilderness from Tuxedo when that bucolic retreat had grown too swift for comfort, too vociferous for opera-box patrons, and too frank for a coterie which esteemed the rilou/in Rouge languid and productive of ennui. Lenox was idyllic; its scenic attractions were good; its aspect was charmingly English; it was distant from the giddy centres of whirligig. The Columbus of Lenox was weary of the nickel-plated splendor of the season; he sighed for pastures fresh and population green; he saw that with proper accessories, with the necessary costumes, stage effects, properties, lights and supernumeraries, the possibilities for new acts of the social comedy were illimitable in Lenox. Rush and whirl, splurge and squander, were essential to social prestige; but a place for pleasant, quiet social splendor, with old baronial stage effects; a spot free from the tumultuous gauds of trans-Mississippi barons; a recuperating station, in fact, with all the soothing conditions of a jag-cure denuded of its vulgar associations, was a crying want....show more

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  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 422g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236767209
  • 9781236767202