Medical Topography of Brazil and Uruguay

Medical Topography of Brazil and Uruguay

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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. 1845 edition. Excerpt: ...accustomed to use his limbs. His temperament is phlegmatic--his forehead prominent, but sunk-at the temples; and he has a serious countenance indicative of no malice, ideality, self-conceit, pride, or cunning. His disposition, I think, must be good, and if he were not so hemmed in by etiquette imposed upon him by courtiers, and allowed to mingle with lively, sociable company, he would, perhaps, enjoy life much more, and not be kept in a' state of gloom like that of an aged monarch who has done all the good'or evil he can, and is prepared to leave the world. The Princess Januaria stepped lightly, quickly, and gracefully along the deck, and charmed us by her amiable deportment. She was dressed in brovn satin, wore a French bonnet, and was free ofall useless ornaments. Francisca wore a dress of sky-blue satin, was likewise plainly attired, and had on a bonnet of pink silk. She walked in a straight line after her sister, held her arms close to her waist, and appeared to have never had either rested on the arm of any one in the shape of man. Two maids of honor and the governess followed the princesses to the after part of the quarter-deck, all other persons in attendance assembled there and remained some minutes eyeing the peopled yards, the waving flags, the marines drawn up on the larboard side, and the officers of the ship in front of them. At length we were summoned to quarters by the drum and fife, every one repaired to his station, and the august company went throughout the vessel, above and below. They then ascended to the poop cabin; the emperor and sisters went into the back one a while, then came out again and sat down to a fine collation in the front cabin. All other persons remained erect, and looked on at the table...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 249g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236751760
  • 9781236751768