The World's Great Classics Volume 32

The World's Great Classics Volume 32

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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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...still accompanied him. She wore a thin silk tunic of light green colors, showing off her graceful waist and figure, which it covered. Her appearance was attractive. Genji looked at her tenderly, and led her to a seat in the garden, and sat down by her side. Her countenance was modest and quiet; her wavy hair was neatly and prettily arranged. Genji began humming in a low tone: --" The heart that roams from flower to flower, Would fain its wanderings not betray, Yet ' Asagao, ' in morning's hour, Impels my tender wish to stray." So saying, he gently took her hand; she, however, without appearing to understand his real meaning, answered thus: --" You stay not till the mist be o'er, But hurry to depart, Say can the flower you leave, no more Detain your changeful heart? " At this juncture a young attendant in Sasinukii' entered the garden, brushing away the dewy mist from the flowers, and began to gather some bunches of Asagao. The scene was one which we might desire to paint, so full of quiet beauty, and Genji rose from his seat, and slowly passed homeward. In those days Genji was becoming more and more an object of popular admiration in society, and we might even attribute the eccentricity of some of his adventures to the favor he enjoyed, combined with his great personal attractions. /Vhere beautiful flowers expand their blossoms even the rugged mountaineer loves to rest under their shade, so wherever Genji showed himself people sought his notice. Now with regard to the fair one about whom Koremitz was making inquiries. After some still further investigations, he came to Genji and told him that " there is some one who often visits there. Who he was I could not at first find out, for he...show more

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  • Paperback | 138 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 259g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236786009
  • 9781236786005