The Pasha Papers; Epistles of Mohammed Pasha, Rear Admiral of the Turkish Navy [Pseud.] Written from New York to His Friend Abel Ben Hassen

The Pasha Papers; Epistles of Mohammed Pasha, Rear Admiral of the Turkish Navy [Pseud.] Written from New York to His Friend Abel Ben Hassen

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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. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ...with the most delighted of course) to a cosy corner, and talked with each as enthusiastically and tenderly as she had ever talked to me, now and then assuming such a con fidential look of vexation if a third person came within ear-shot. To one of the four fools, particularly, she seemed to my jealous eyes to be fairly pouring forth her soul. I did not offer myself to Miss Clara as you may well suppose, but poor Biggs did, and was most contemptuously rejected, as everybody knows. And why did everybody know this? Did Biggs advertize his defeat in the morning papers, or proclaim it from the housetops and in the market-places; or did you, Clara, impart to your babbling acquaintance, with full particulars and numerous well executed illustrations, his great secret confided to your keeping in such a manly, simple way? Are you a female Brigham Young trying to win twenty husbands? Can you devise no ' shades of cordiality? Or rather, does not your vanity, and desire for popularity and power, tempt you to greet us foolish men with a warmth that goes no higher than your bracelets, and smiles that are deceitful, and blushes as false as your mother's teeth, and eye-kindlings that are mere bog-candles. The Pasha has already reported my conversation with a young lady who laid claims to literary culture. Was my experience on that occasion melancholy, or not? I think it was very saddening. Not that there is any harm in not having read Rob Roy, or in being ignorant of the sex of Di Vernon; but think of the horrible dishonesty of trying to obtain a small literary reputation under false pretences. My dear young lady, whoever you are (I did not catch your name when I was introduced), consider how much better than any literary culture, or even high...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236788451
  • 9781236788450