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...
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  • Paperback | 284 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 513g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236663683
  • 9781236663689