Society Snapshots; Taken At Ramdom On A Trip Through The World

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byCotsford Dick

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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. 1901. Excerpt: ... HYMEN IN HIGH LIFE Inside a fashionable church, endimanche for a "Society Wedding." A crowd of near relations, intimate friends, slight acquaintances, and total strangers, is awaiting the arrival of the bride. Near Relation (mentally appraising the cost of the floral decorations). What a ridiculous jungle they've made of that chancel!... wanton waste of money, I call it... but I suppose Minnie will be extravagant to the last--like her mother... lucky she's marrying a rich man... palms and orchids, indeed!... I never saw plants so entirely misplaced. Slight Acquaintance (sweetly). Oh, do you think so? I must confess I love flowers in a church... they seem so perfectly at home... and give the whole locale such a--er--holy look.... The scent of those lovely lilies makes me feel quite---er--spiritual. Near Relation. It makes me feel quite sick.... Can't they open a window somewhere?... This atmosphere is absolutely poisonous... I've a good mind to faint in order to show my disapproval of the whole nonsense... Such vulgar ostentation! Slight Acquaintance (purringly). But they are very vulgar people, are they not? Near Relation (taken aback). Total Stranger (female, who has been bidden to the nuptials by an intimate friend, male, of the bride in order to lend the prestige of her exalted social position to the proceedings). Which is the bride's mother, Algy? Intimate Friend. That big woman over there with the prominent beak and kaleidoscopic toque.... Looks like a Bird of Paradise, don't she?... See, she's actually mopping her eyes!... Conjuring crocodile!... She ought to be jolly-well glad to have got Miss Minniekins safe into port at last and no questions asked.... She's been rather a handful in her time. Total Stranger (suddenly fixing him with her gaze). ...

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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. 1901. Excerpt: ... HYMEN IN HIGH LIFE Inside a fashionable church, endimanche for a "Society Wedding." A crowd of near relations, intimate friend...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:84 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217997791

ISBN - 13:9780217997799

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