Mrs. Samuel Ripley; A Sketch

Mrs. Samuel Ripley; A Sketch

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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. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...morning at five. Accordingly, the rising sun lighted us on our way to the mountain again. We sheltered ourselves from the cool northwest beneath the covert of the moss-grown rock on the top of the hill. Charles warmed as he read and talked of the sublime inspirations of the deaf apostle. Charles is devoted to star-gazing: spends most of his evenings when here in consulting the old defaced dusty globe and drawing maps of the heavens. "You recollect that stick with the lichen hebraica so beautifully sketched upon it, that I labored with my hand and you with your penknife to procure? alas! some vandal has given it to the flames. I have not met with another specimen before or since." "May 2Oth, 1844. "To-day is the third day of our holidays, and I am enjoying it alone. Sophia has gone to Lowell, to enact what Jean Paul would call an Idyll with Fanny A. Phebe is taking lessons in music again: we encourage it, as the gem in the bottom of her cup of daily labors and vexations with the nine urchins in the attic. Lizzy collects her tribe of pupils in Miss Cushing's parlor. They count much on amalgamation with Phebe's nine beneath the trees at recess, to eat their cakes and cut their jokes. 'Ye blessed creatures, I have heard the call Ye to each other make. My heart is at your festival, The fullness of your bliss, I feel, I feel it all." With this rapture of the poet I bid you good-night. "May 22.--I have left a heap of stockings, --for stockings will wear out even in vacations, --to spend a few moments with you. I am writing in the girls' room. The fir-tree at the window is covered with little red sparrows picking the seeds from the cones: what preachers of faith they are! Last Saturday Mr. Ripley and myself, with the two...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236609360
  • 9781236609366