Poetry and Truth from My Own Life, Vol. 2 (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Poetry and Truth From My Own Life, Vol. 2 Of course, I answered, how could I help observing that the elder sister laughed unreasonably at certain passages, that the younger one shook her head, that all of you looked significantly at each other, and that you yourself were nearly put out of countenance. I must confess I almost felt em barrassed myself, for it struck me that it was perhaps unwise to tell the dear creatures a parcel of idle tales they had better never have known, and to give them such a bad opinion of the male sex as they must naturally have formed from the character of the hero. You are quite beside the mark, he said, and, indeed, how should you know? These girls are not so unacquainted with such matters as you imagine, for the higher class of society around them gives them plenty of occasion for reﬂection; and there happens to be, on the other side of the Rhine, exactly such a married pair as you describe, allowing a little for fancy and exaggeration; the husband just as big, rough, and stolid, - the wife so pretty and dainty, that he could easily hold her in his hand. Their mutual position in other respects, their history altogether, so exactly fits in with your tale, that the girls seriously asked me whether you knew the persons in question and were describing them in jest. I assured them that you did not, and you will do well to leave the tale unwritten. By the help of delays and pretexts we shall soon be able to let the matter drop. I was much astonished, for I had had no such couple in my mind either on this or the other side of the Rhine nor could I have explained how I came by the idea. I liked to amuse myself by such imaginary adventures, and was convinced it would be the same with others, when they heard me tell them. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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- 152 x 229 x 18mm | 454g
- 27 Apr 2018
- Forgotten Books
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