Dashes At Life With A Free Pencil

Paperback | January 8, 2012

byNathaniel Parker Willis

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1845. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... TWO BUCKETS IN A WELL. "Five hundred dollars a year!" echoed Fanny Bellairs, as the first silver grey of the twilight spread over her picture. "And my art," modestly added the painter, prying into his bright copy of the lips pronouncing upon his destiny. "And how much may that be at the present rate of patronage ? -- one picture a year painted for love I" "Fanny, how can you be so calculating?" "By the bumps over my eyebrows, I suppose. Why, my dear coz, we have another state of existence to look forward to -- old man-age and old woman-age! What am I to do with five hundred dollars a year, when my old frame wants gilding ? -- (to use one of your own similes)--I shan't always be pretty Fanny Bellairs!" "But, good heavens! we shall grow old together!" exclaimed the painter, sitting down at her feet, "and what will you care for other admiration, if your husband see you still beautiful, with the eyes of memory and habit?" "Even if I were sure he would so look upon me!" answered Miss Bellairs more seriously, "I cannot but dread an old age without great means of embellishment. Old people, except in poetry and in very primitive society, are dishonoured by wants and cares. And, indeed, before we are old -- when neither young nor old -- we want horses and ottomans, kalydor and conservatories, books, pictures, and silk curtains -- all quite out of the range of your little allowance, don't you see!" "You do not love me, Fanny!" "I do -- and will marry you, Philip -- as I, long ago, with my whole heart promised. But I wish to be happy with you -- as happy, quite as happy, as is at all possible, with our best efforts and coolest, discreetest management. I laugh the matter over sometimes, but I may tell you, since you are determined to be in earnest, that I have trea...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1845. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... TWO BUCKETS IN A WELL. "Five hundred dollars a year!" echoed Fanny Bellairs, as the first silver grey of the twilight spread...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:54 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217780083

ISBN - 13:9780217780087

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