Unpartizan Review Volume 4

Unpartizan Review Volume 4

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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. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...drum and went over to play for her. While I was in her bedroom, they told me that a man was coming from the Eastern Shore to marry her and take her away. I think I cried because she was going, but I don't remember any jealousy regarding the man. And since I began writing about her, I find that I remember her wedding, and that I was made much of as some sort of a curiosity, because of my precocious love of her. After Mary came Martha--Martha Young. Her father was a carpenter, at least so I considered him, though all I remember his making was boxes for my father's merchandise, and a sled for me. His daughter had brown hair, Mary's was black. Martha did not arouse in me, nor has any later experience aroused, quite that burst of religious ecstasy which was my first love. What I had heard of angels must have been in it. But I was more constant to Martha, perhaps because she was not taken away so soon: for I remember that when I was off to my second boarding-school, and I must have been about seven years old then, I sometimes forgot my books in the schoolroom, and sometimes lay awake in bed, thinking of Martha. Yet I recall but one sentence that passed be tween us. One afternoon, when I was five, and she was seventeen, I went to see her when, and perhaps because, I had a new pair of " pants." Ididn't know trousers till later. Little boys didn't have knickerbockers then, so far as I remember, but had pants, or "panties" if they were very little boys. But I was big for my age, and certainly had pants, at least when they were clean. That particular pair, I see clearly now, had reddish brown longitudinal stripes alternating with white. You have pictured the stripes a sixteenth of an inch wide....show more

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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 290g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236785584
  • 9781236785589