The Monthly Illustrator Volume 5

The Monthly Illustrator Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...sees me. I come to look at your window, and I walk very softly that you may not hear me, for you might be alarmed. The other evening I was behind you: you turned around and I fled. Once I heard you sing and was happy. Does it harm you that I should listen to you through closed shutters while you are singing? No, it cannot harm you. You see you are my angel, so let me come now and then--and--oh! if you only knew how I adore you!" They confided to each other, in an ideal intimacy which nothing henceforth could increase, all their most hidden and mysterious thoughts. They told each other, with a candid faith in their illusions, all that love, youth, and the remnant of childhood which they still had, brought to their minds; their two hearts were poured into each other, so that at the end of an hour the young man had the maiden's soul and the maiden his. They,1;, N HAPPY THOUGHTS were mutually penetrated, enchanted and dazzled. It is a magic power which it would be difficult to understand, were we to read in a book this conversation made to be carried s away and dissipated like smoke. Take away from these whispers of two lovers the melody which issues from the soul, and what is left is only a shadow, and you say, " What, is it only that?" Well, yes, --child's play, repetitions, laughs at nothings, absurdities, foolishness, all that is the most sublime and profound in the world! The only things which are worth the trouble ot being said and being listened to. The man who has never heard, the man who has never uttered, these absurdities and poor things, is an imbecile and a wicked man. Cosette's entire person was simplicity, ingenuousness, whiteness, candor and radiance, and it might have been said of her that she was transparent. She...show more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236523903
  • 9781236523907