One Fair Daughter, Her Story Volume 2

One Fair Daughter, Her Story Volume 2

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...that he referred once more to his prospective happiness, and then suggested the appropriateness of a bottle of a sparkling wine out of a case that he had just received from a firm of Greek shippers, whose trade had, they declared, received a wonderful impetus owing to the Greek sympathies induced by Mr. Bentham's pictures. _ "Nothing better!" cried Maurice. "Only--it's not Greek wine." "Do you fancy that the shippers, who presumedly know all about it, would present Greek wine to those whom they delight to honour?" said Alfred. "No, this comes from the cellars of the Widow, and it was bottled in a vintage year." "Ring for it in the name of the goddess who rose, out of the foam not of the sea, but of a Greek wine, in the days when they made better wine in Greece than they do now," said Maurice. "Aphrodite, goddess of goddesses---goddess of lovers, who, worshipping thee, are raised by thee to the level of gods; hail--all hail! We have had some good times together, Alf, my lad! Paris!--well, Paris was good enough for a month or two; but Vienna! and Naples!--0 dolee Napoli! O suol beatol Do you remember those nights at Sorrento?--and Venice? But you had always a degree of austerity about you, Alf. You restrained yourself. Your heart, my friend, was always controlled by your head. But I--well! I lost my head first and then my heart. Oh, you anchorite! You remember the temptation of St. Anthony at--was it Siena? Yes, by heaven, it was at Siena. But you resisted it; and then in the morning you wanted to treat the episode artistically. You wanted to cover up your disappointment with a pot of paint. And this is the Widow's vintage! Bene! we'll drown our...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236953789
  • 9781236953780