Little Masterpieces of American Wit and Humor
"[...]a century the smoke curling from his pipe to the ceiling, without once troubling his head with any of those numerous theories by which a philosopher would have perplexed his brain, in accounting for its rising above the surrounding atmosphere. In his council he presided with great state and solemnity. He sat in a huge chair of solid oak, hewn in the celebrated forest of the Hague, fabricated by an experienced timmerman of Amsterdam, and curiously carved about the arms and feet into exact imitations of gigantic eagle's claws. Instead of a scepter, he swayed a long Turkish pipe, wrought with jasmine and amber, which had been presented to a stadtholder of Holland at the[...]."
- Paperback | 114 pages
- 152 x 229 x 6mm | 163g
- 14 Oct 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- United States
- black & white illustrations