Uncle Tom's Pictorial Keepsake

Uncle Tom's Pictorial Keepsake

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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. 1852 edition. Excerpt: ...about: the child had never seen a ruby, an amethyst, an emerald, a topaz, or a diamond, or he would have compared the red, and blue, and green, and yellow, and ever-changing specks and flashes, thus exhibited, to those precious stones which, when exposed to a strong light, flash and sparkle in a manner precisely similar. And yet, you will be surprised to learn that it was raindrops, simply raindrops, playing at bo-peep from behind the flowers with the sunbeams, that caused these luminous appearances. Summer had bathed herself in a plentiful shower, perhaps of tears for the death of Spring; but be that as it may, it added very much to the beauty of her dress, and to the loveliness of her countenance, which, though it certainly resembled her sister's sufficiently for one to say there was a great family likeness, yet differed from it considerably in many respects; the cheeks were rounder and more full of colour; the eyes darker and more lustrous; the hair was also considerably darker, being of a rich auburn, while Spring's, although I have called it ' golden," was of an extremely pale and delicate gold colour; it was much less luxuriant, too, than that of her sister, who-was altogether of a stouter and more robust figure, and an air and manner which, if it wanted some of her winning softness, and gentleness, yet was, perhaps, no less kind and endearing; the one was like a tender sister; the other, like an affectionate mother; and the child knew not whether most to grieve for the departure of Spring, or to rejoice at the coming of Summer, who now raised him from his soft bed of grass and leaves, where he had been placed to rest, before he commenced the long and pleasant walk which he was to take in her company. Through the meads, through the...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123664610X
  • 9781236646101