My Wife And I (volume 8); Or, Harry Henderson's History

Paperback | January 9, 2012

byHarriet Beecher Stowe

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1871. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER LIII. THE HOUSE-WARMING. DEAR reader, fancy now a low-studded room, with crimson curtains and carpet, a deep recess, filled by a crimson divan with pillows, the lower part of the room taken up by a row of book-shelves, three feet high, which ran all round the room, and accommodated my library. The top of this formed a convenient shelf, on which all our pretty little wedding presents--statuettes, bronzes, and articles of vertu-- were arranged. A fire-place, surrounded by an old-fashioned border of Dutch tiles, with a pair of grandmotherly brass andirons, rubbed and polished to an extreme of brightness, exhibits a wood fire, all laid in order to be lighted at the touch of the match. My wife has dressed the house with flowers, which our pretty little neighbour has almost stripped her garden to contribute. There are vases of fire-coloured nasturtiums and many-hued chrysanthemums, the arrangement of which has cost the little artist an afternoon's study, but which I pronounce to be perfect. I have come home from my office an hour earlier to see if she has any commands. "Here, Harry," she says, with a flushed face, "I believe everything now is about as perfect as it can be. Now, come and stand at this door, and see how you think it would strike anybody, when they first came in. You see I 've heaped up those bronze vases on the mantel with nothing but nasturtiums; and it has such a surprising effect in that dark bronze! Then I 've arranged those white chrysanthemums right against these crimson curtains. And now come out in the diningroom, and see how I 've set the dinner-table! You see I 've the prettiest possible centre-piece of fruit and flowers. Isn't it lovely?" Of course I kissed her and said it was lovely, and that she was lovelier; and she was a regular l...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1871. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER LIII. THE HOUSE-WARMING. DEAR reader, fancy now a low-studded room, with crimson curtains and carpet, a deep recess, filled b...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:158 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.34 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217260160

ISBN - 13:9780217260169

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