Vassall Morton

Vassall Morton

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"[...]the other by enormous heads, with chalky complexions, pale, dilated eyes, wrinkled foreheads, and mouths pursed up with an expression of anxious care, abstruse meditation, and the most experienced wisdom. In amazement at these phenomena, Morton turned next towards the fourth member of the party; and here he encountered a new emotion, of a kind quite different. Hitherto, in his college seclusion, he had not very often met, except in imagination, with that union of beauty, breeding, and refinement which belongs to the best life of cities, and which he now saw in the person of a young lady, a year or two his junior. He longed for a pretext to address her, but found none; when her father-for such he seemed-broke silence, and accosted him. "I beg your pardon; is it possible that you are the son of John Morton?" "Yes."[...]."
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  • Paperback | 276 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 15mm | 372g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507534582
  • 9781507534588