The United States Review Volume 37

The United States Review Volume 37

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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. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ...in a very remote and impossible country, where she had built herself a castle of-' the fas ion called "Spanish." The lord of this country was an interesting young gentleman of acute sensibilities and large moustache; between whom iand herself, at some indefi I nite eriod of time, a. matrimonial alliance, she felt assured, was estined to take place. Her native village, and all which it inherited, fell, therefore, into great contempt with her, and she turned up her nose continually at the "nice young gentlemen" who measured tape in its stores, or the sturdy young farmers who, upon festival occasions, were the ornaments of its ball-room. In short, her distaste for what delighted her more unsophisticated friends became so notorious, that no one felt any sur rise at seeing her sitting alone at all such merrymakings, t ing no part in the festivities, but looking rather as if she were mentally rehearsing the favorite ballad of " My heart's in the Highlands, my heart is not here," and waiting with great patience and resignation for the advent of the distinguished stranger, who was winning a large degree of glory in foreign countries, solely for the purpose of coming back with a "star shining upon his breast"---to say, "Adorable Anna Maria, behold me at your feet. I oft have heard that ou were fair, but report has done ou injustice. You are oveliest of the lovely. I have cul ed in other lands, these many sultry suns, a bouquet of unfading glory--take it, my Anna Mariai." She always closed her e es, heaved a fluttered sigh, pressed her hand upon her thro bing breast when the ideal stranger "said he loved," and, rising, left the place, with swimming, Juno gait. So that in...show more

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  • Paperback | 242 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 440g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236840984
  • 9781236840981