Rodman The Keeper; Southern Sketches

Paperback | January 12, 2012

byConstance Fenimore Woolson

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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. 1899. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... UP IN THE BLUE RIDGE. 44 Every rose, you sang, has its thorn; But this has none, I know." She clasped my rival's rose Over her breast of snow. I bowed to hide my pain, With a man's unskillful art; I moved my lips, and could not say The thorn was in my heart. William Dean Howells. I. "Instead of going through the whole book, you can read this abstract, Miss Honor." The speaker drew forth five or six sheets of paper, closely covered with fine, small handwriting. The letters were not in the least beautiful, or even straight, if you examined them closely, for they carried themselves crookedly, and never twice alike; but, owing to their extreme smallness, and the careful way in which they stood on the line, rigidly particular as to their feet, although their spines were misshapen, they looked not unlike a regiment of little humpbacked men, marching with extreme precision, and daring you to say that they were crooked. Stephen Wainwright had partly taught himself this hand, and partly it was due to temperament. He despised a clerkly script; yet he could not wander down a page, or blur his words, any more than he could wander down a street, or blur his chance remarks; in spite of himself, he always knew exactly where he was going, and what he intended to say. He was not a man who attracted attention in any way. He was small, yet not so small as to be noticed for smallness; he was what is called plain-looking, yet without that marked ugliness which, in a man, sometimes amounts to distinction. As to his dress, he was too exact for carelessness; you felt that the smallest spot on his loose flannel coat would trouble him; and yet he was entirely without that trim, fresh, spring-morning appearance which sometimes gives a small man an advantage over his larger brethren, as th...

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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. 1899. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... UP IN THE BLUE RIDGE. 44 Every rose, you sang, has its thorn; But this has none, I know." She clasped my rival's rose Over her breast...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:January 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217983634

ISBN - 13:9780217983631

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