Life at the White Sulphur Springs; or, Pictures of a pleasant summer

Paperback | January 16, 2012

byMary Jane Windle

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1857. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... putting such thoughts into their heads is like showing poor outcast Cain a far glimpse of Paradise. Glance into the ball-room mirror, which sparkles with the figures that move upon it--the gay colors and universal animation. In its pictured breadth the principal object visible to as is a face as massive and strongly marked as those which sculptors assign to siren gods. It is the honestest set of features imaginable; a high, bold forehead and good humored but powerful eyes, over which a pair of enormous brows beetle with an endeavor--not successful, however--to give them a ferocious aspect. This is Mr., of Beaufort, South Carolina--a gentleman of literary attainments, who follows it as it is rarely followed in this country, as the amusement of a leisure hour. i The gentleman promenading with Miss is Mr., of North Carolina. A physiognomist of no very great acuteness might divine, what is indeed the truth, that he is a gentleman of brilliant parts. His countenance lets us fully into the story of his mind--a mind stored with algebraic symbols, Greek verses, geometrical lines and English poetry. The soul has great influence over the body, and we never knew a genius yet who did not carry about with him a certain inexplicable grace of manner, the patent of nobility which Heaven has bestowed upon him. Hark! at the ha, ha, of universal mirth which swells from the group outside yon open.window. There is enchantment there, for the gentlemen leave the fascinating quadrille and make pilgrimages to that riotous group of outsiders. The petite figure in dark silk (Miss, of New Orleans), is the centre of attraction there; her face is sheltered by a mass of disordered curls that have the appearance of having been blown about like the leaves in the Sibylline grotto. The diso...

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1857. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... putting such thoughts into their heads is like showing poor outcast Cain a far glimpse of Paradise. Glance into the ball-room m...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:92 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:January 16, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217233406

ISBN - 13:9780217233408

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