One Hundred Choice Selections in Poetry and Prose Volume 4

One Hundred Choice Selections in Poetry and Prose Volume 4

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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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...She made no reply, But gave a slight turn to the end of her nose, (That pure Grecian feature, ) as much as to say, "How absurd that any sane man should suppose That a lady would go to a ball in the clothes, No matter how fine, that she wears every day!" So I ventured again: "Wear your crimson brocade" (.Second turn up of nose)--"That's too dark by a shade." "Your blue silk"--"That's too heavy." "Your pink"--"That's too light." "Wear tulle over satin"--"I can't endure white." "Your rose-colored, then, the best of the batch"--"I haven't a thread of point-lace to match." "Your brown moire antique"--" Yes, and look like a Quaker." "The pearl-colored"--" I would, but that plaguy dressmaker Has had it a week." "Then that exquisite lilac, In which you would melt the heart of a Shylock" (Here the nose took again the same elevation)--"I wouldn't wear that for the whole of creation." "Then wear," exclaimed, in a tone which quite crushed Opposition, " that gorgeous toilette which you sported In Paris last spring, at the grand presentation, When you quite turned the head of the head of the nation, And by all the grand court were so very much courted." The end of the nose was portentously tipped up, And both the bright eyes shot forth indignation, As she burst upon me with the fierce exclamation, "I have worn it three times, at the least calculation, And that and most of my dresses are ripped up!" Here I ripped out something, perhaps rather rash, Quite innocent, though; but, to use an expression More striking than classic, it "settled my hash," more

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  • Paperback | 98 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 191g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236536614
  • 9781236536617