Althea Vernon; Or, The Embroidered Handkerchief. To Which Is Added, Henrietta Harrison Or, The Blue Cotton Umbrella by Eliza Leslie

Althea Vernon; Or, The Embroidered Handkerchief. To Which Is Added, Henrietta Harrison Or, The Blue…

byEliza Leslie

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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. 1838. Excerpt: ... Mrs. Vandunder was habited in a fawnish-colored silk, with green and red sprigs; and a lace pelerine, with furbelows on the shoulders that stood out like wings. On her head was a thing of blond.and wire, peaked up at the top, and looking very much like a fool's-cap, with lappets "particularly long and wide," descending from the lofty crown and hanging far down her back; a broad full border flaring round her broad full face; and the whole bedecked with a profusion of straw-colored ribbons and yellow flowers, which neither matched nor contrasted the color of her gown. She wor« such a profusion of heavy jewellery that no one could believe the gold and gems to be real; each arm, for instance, being encircled with three different sorts of bracelets. Wilhelmina Vandunder shone forth in a flowered satin of a full blue color, decorated with various elaborate arabesques of what the dress makers call piping, and flounced with blond on skirt, sleeves, and corsage. Her mother had been present at the building of Wilhelmina's coiffure, and had outraged the taste and jeopardised the reputation of Mr. Pussedu by compelling him to load the superstructure of curls and braids with a profusion of flowers, marabout feathers, and gold cable; not to mention the ribbons that festooned her heavy earlocks, which were divided into innumerable plats, so small as to resemble hairs of marvellous coarseness. But the crowning misery of poor Wilhelmina was a pair of silk stockings embroidered with gold thread, which Mrs. Vandunder had brought her from the city, and which scratched so intolerably her unfortunate feet as to add greatly to their usual sufferings. In her hand she carried a corresponding handkerchief sprigged and bordered with gold ii la Turqite, being one from a case th...

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Title:Althea Vernon; Or, The Embroidered Handkerchief. To Which Is Added, Henrietta Harrison Or, The Blue…Format:PaperbackDimensions:56 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217164064

ISBN - 13:9780217164061

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