The Dolliver Romance (volume 11); Fanshawe, And Septimius Felton, With An Appendix Containing The…

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byNathaniel Hawthorne

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1891. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... SEPTIMIUS FELTON; OR, THE ELIXIR OF LIFE. It was a day in early spring; and as that sweet, genial time of year and atmosphere calls out tender greenness from the ground, -- beautiful flowers, or leaves that look beautiful because so long unseen under the snow and decay, -- so the pleasant air and warmth had called out three young people, who sat on a sunny hill-side enjoying the warm day and one another. For they were all friends: two of them young men, and playmates from boyhood; the third, a girl, who, two or three years younger than themselves, had been the object of their boy-love, their little rustic, childish gallantries, their budding affections; until, growing all towards manhood and womanhood, they had ceased to talk about such matters, perhaps thinking about them the more. These three young people were neighbors' children, dwelling in houses that stood by the side of the great Lexington road, along a ridgy hill that rose abruptly behind them, its brow covered with a wood, and which stretched, with one or two breaks and interruptions, into the heart of the village of Concord, the county town. It was in the side of this hill that, according to tradition, the first settlers of the village had burrowed in caverns which they had dug out for their shelter, like swallows and woodchucks. As its slope was towards the south, and its ridge and crowning woods defended them from the northern blasts and snow-drifts, it was an admirable situation for the fierce New England winter; and the temperature was milder, by several degrees, along this hill-side than on the unprotected plains, or by the river, or in any other part of Concord. So that here, during the hundred years that had elapsed since the first settlement of the place, dwellings had successively risen close to t...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1891. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... SEPTIMIUS FELTON; OR, THE ELIXIR OF LIFE. It was a day in early spring; and as that sweet, genial time of year and atmosphere calls out t...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:142 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.3 inPublished:January 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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