New Orleans Monthly Review Volume 1

New Orleans Monthly Review Volume 1

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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. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...two figures in the background. One was clad in garments that, in their spotless purity, rivalled the fallen snow. Her wealth of rich glossy hair fell, in wavy ringlets, almost to her feet. Her face beggared all description. Her eyes were downcast, and the long golden lashes seemed kissing two pearly teardrops that appeared unwilling to leave their lovely restin place. An inexpressible sadness rested on the sweet mouth, and the dimpled snowy hands were gentl y folded over her breast. A tissue veil, rendered almost invisible by the delicacy of its texture, was fastened on her brow with a silver crescent, _surmounted by a single glittering star. The rays of this silvery star penetrated through the red flame of the torch, held by the foremost female, and cast a clear steady light upon her and her two companions. The other figure in the background was like that of a man in the prime of life; "On his bold visage, middle age Had slightly pressed its signet sage: Yet had not quenched the open truth, And fiery vehemence of youth. Close as the tendrils of the vine, His locks upon his forehead twine; Jet black, save where some touch of gray Had ta'en the youthful hue away." He was half standing, half kneeling, before the lady-his head bowed upon his breast. The compressed lips, the hard lines of care and sorrow, which crossel each other over his proud but noble face, gave unmistakable evidence that some strong emotion stirredhis soul. " Vho are these persons, and how have you dared to bring them into the halls of justice?" demanded one of the accusers. " Silence!" said the judge, in a stentorian voice. "Silence! and let the beautiful woman be heard! Speak, lady, speak! and fear nothing. Your will shall...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236984641
  • 9781236984647