Saint Pauls Magazine Volume 6

Saint Pauls Magazine Volume 6

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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. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ... haunts me of Ellenco, in a dark green fur-edged " kodo," or jacket, and a bright yellow spotted gown, squatting against her cottage door; colour, just that of a healthy bull-frog in showery March; attitude, expression of countenance, and general appearance to match, only Ellenco wears pink calico trousers of baggy make which the bull-frog does not. The big Valonia barn is the place to see them in the season by scores, --picking, sifting, sorting, filling sacks and sewing them up; all the while chewing the acorn, whose The calyx or acorn-cup of the Qucrcus agilojis, used in tanning. Turkey exports upwards of ten thousand tons of Valonia annually, chiefly to the United Kingdom. bitter-sweet nutty taste has, for those predisposed to discover it, a coarse resemblance to that of a raw chestnut. All these ladies, --. you may count probably fourscore and upwards, --have their heads wrapped in one or more cloths or nap Ions. The cloths increase and multiply with the age of the wearer, who never removes the red skull-cap that forms the nucleus of the coiffure, but adds another cloth, and yet another, for every downward step on the ladder of life. A wash every two years or so is customary while the hair lasts; but when it falls, as it does at a comparatively early age, the wash is abandoned, and a knitting-needle, ably wielded, allays that irritation which has a tendency to arise in the scalp. It Ghelmez has long enjoyed a great reputation for the beauty of its women, but the present generation ill sustains this renown, for the village beauties might be counted off on the fingers of one hand; yet a close examination of the features of some of those old creatures in the far corner of the bam, whose knotty fingers fumble with the spike used for picking out the...show more

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  • Paperback | 284 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 513g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236663683
  • 9781236663689