Letters to an Enthusiast

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byMary Cowden Clarke

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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. 1902. Excerpt: ... hours of deferred arrival beyond our due time, we reached Nice in safety, thank God, on the evening of the 9th; much, as you may believe, to the relief of dear Clara and our expectant friends. With abundance of affectionate wishes for many Merry Christmases and Happy New Years to yourself and dear Mrs. Balmanno, from all our family circle, believe me to be Your attached Mary Cowden Clarke. Nice Maritime, 14TH June, 1861. My Dear Enthusiast: ALF writes us word that his alterations in Villa Novello at Genoa are proceeding satisfactorily, so far as substantiality is concerned, but more slowly than could be wished. However, " Slow and sure " is an acknowledged good motto; therefore let us hope that it will be illustrated in the present instance. Clara has been trying to obtain a place nearer our quarter of the city,--Carignano quartiere,--as the Count only took the house they now occupy for a year. But it seems the houses and apartments all let well in the neighbourhood of our villa; which shows that it is an excellent one, although not particularly fashionable. The more suited to us who, one and all, prefer comfort and quiet to gentility. Nice has now subsided into its usual state of summer void: all the season visitors gone, streets deserted, shops all but closed, lodgings empty! When we occasionally drive through the town, our carriage looks like a solitary ghost of all the gay equipages that throng the thoroughfares during the winter and early spring. Pasquale's whip sounds like an echoing lonely smack, and the horses' hoofs trample along with a kind of spectral reverberations--a faint reminiscence of equine cavalcades and clamour. I had a long and very interesting letter from Mrs. Farrar by yesterday morning's post-delivery. She gives a most animated acc...

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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. 1902. Excerpt: ... hours of deferred arrival beyond our due time, we reached Nice in safety, thank God, on the evening of the 9th; much, as you m...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217794661

ISBN - 13:9780217794664

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