The Stranger in America; Comprising Sketches of the Manners, Society, and National Peculiarities of the United States, in a Series of Letters to a Friend in Europe Volume 1

The Stranger in America; Comprising Sketches of the Manners, Society, and National Peculiarities of the United States, in a Series of Letters to a Friend in Europe Volume 1

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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. 1835 edition. Excerpt: ...know, in real life, and yet would not be tolerated in a novel, merely on account of their essential improbability, or impossibility, perhaps, as the critic would have it. Like Italian mountains at a distance, so dark and yet so ' Sal and salero (salt and salt-cellar) are very common expressions used in Andalusia with reference to beauty and endearment, though the author deviates somewhat from the Spanish use, which generally employs these strange expressions as terms of endearment between the two sexes. Salero del alma, salt-cellar of my soul, time mucka sal, she has much salt, es mug aalada, she is very salt, salado y valenlon del alma, salt one and hero of my soul, are frequently used.Enrroa VOL. I. ll 146 A VICTIM OF CONSUMPTION. purely blue, that, were a landscape-painter to copy them, they might be considered as belonging to the scenery of a land of visions. I found my friend pensive and sad--a humour in which he does not often indulge; but when he informed me of the reason of his melancholy, I could not but agree with him that he had good cause for it. A friend of his had lately arrived from the West Indies with his sister, a lovely girl, but whose beauty was enhanced by that most melancholy charm, which told. that Death had entered in his book of record, opposite her name, the fearful word--Consumption. The transparent whiteness of her spotless teeth, such as we observe only in those, whose veins have drunk of the poison of that disease, the deep crimson of her lips, the brilliant lustre of her eyes, that fearful ornament peculiar to the victims of this fever, which paints with delicate vermilion the mocking flush, as if in scorn of health; the pallid cheek, fanned and softened by the wings of inexorable Death, who hovers around...show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236829743
  • 9781236829740