Sketches from Nature with Pen and Pencil by Lady Frances Parthenope VerneySketches from Nature with Pen and Pencil by Lady Frances Parthenope Verney

Sketches from Nature with Pen and Pencil

byLady Frances Parthenope Verney

Paperback | February 1, 2012

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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. 1877. Excerpt: ... A YOUNG INDIAN PEINCE. IN that strange "fortuitous concourse of atoms" which streams perpetually from the most distant parts of the world into that Alexandria of the West--London the cosmopolitan--there came to us in the summer of 1870 a young Indian sovereign prince, the Maharajah of Kolapoor. It was the first time that a reigning Hindoo prince had ever ventured to travel so far, and the journey was a great event among his people, who were much distressed at the idea of his crossing the "black water." The whole undertaking was one, indeed, requiring a degree of resolution which it is difficult for us to realise. He belonged, however, to the Mahrattas, who are more enterprising than most races of Hindoos, and had had an English tutor and an officer of the Indian Service residing with him, so that he spoke English well, and had thus acquired a certain knowledge of modern history and of the politics and statesmen of the day, which enabled him to be interested in the conversation going on around him. He was barely twenty, though he looked much older; a small-made man, with extremely slender hands and feet; his complexion of that pleasantly brown colour which looks as if it had been just Tipened by the sun, not scorched black; his eyes very large and lustrous, but without much expression, and a contemplative, rather childlike look; when he spoke, his white teeth shone brilliantly and lighted up the dark face. He was a kindly, gentle young prince, not wanting in intelligence, with a sort of easy dignity, as of one used to be obeyed, but apparently quite contented to remain languidly in any place where he happened to be, so that one wondered the more to see him venturing so far from home. He was ordinarily dressed in a kind of dark green cloth coat, with a curi...
Title:Sketches from Nature with Pen and PencilFormat:PaperbackDimensions:52 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217052568

ISBN - 13:9780217052566