Salmagundi Volume 1-2; Or, The Whim-whams And Opinions Of Launcelot Langstaff [pseud.] And Others

Paperback | May 12, 2012

byWashington Irving

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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. 1820 Excerpt: ... she asked her father, with an air of most enchanting ignorance, "what that odd looking thing was doing to that queer animal?" The old man shook his head at this.; but the mother was delighted at these symptoms of gentility, and so enamoured of her daughter's accomplishments that she actually got framed a picture worked in satin by the young lady. It represented the Tomb Scene in Romeo and Juliet: Romeo was dressed in an orange-coloured cloak, fastened round his neck with a large golden clasp; a white satin tamboured waistcoat, leather breeches, blue silk stockings, and white topt boots. The amiable Juliet shone in a flame-coloured gown, most gorgeously bespangled with silver stars, a high crowned muslin cap that reached to the top of the tomb;--on her feet she wore a pair of shortquartered high-heeled shoes, and her waist was tile exact flic"simile of an inverted sugarloaf. The head of the "noble county Paris" looked like a chimney-sweeper's brush that had lost its handle; and the cloak of the good Friar hung about him as gracefully as the armour of a rhinoceros. The good lady considered this picture as a splendid proof of her daughter's accomplishments, and hung it up in the best parlour, as an honest tradesman does his certificate of admission into that enlightened body yclept the Mechanic Society. With this accomplished young lady then did my uncle John become deeply enamoured, and as it was his first love, he determined to bestir himself in an extraordinary manner. Once at least in a fortnight, and generally on a Sunday evening, he would put on his leather breeches, for he was a great beau, mount his gray horse Pepper, and. ride over to see his Miss Pamela, though she lived upwards of a mile off, and he was obliged to pass clos...

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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. 1820 Excerpt: ... she asked her father, with an air of most enchanting ignorance, "what that odd looking thing was doing to that queer animal?" T...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:106 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:May 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217550320

ISBN - 13:9780217550321

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