The finest girl in Bloomsbury

Paperback | February 4, 2012

byAugustus Septimus Mayhew

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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. 1861. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II. ON THE SWEETNESS OF LITTLE FISH. Can anything be more interesting than to watch the growth of love? to trace the progress of the tender passion from the moment when the first seed is drilled in by one glance from those beautiful eyes, to its ultimate harvest-home at the altar? "Well can I appreciate the feelings of the speculating mother. But for my gender being against me, I am sure I should have been a match-making mamma. It was pretty sport, better than any four-acre farming, to see the loves of Dolly and the stately Anastatia eprout and sprout, promising a tremendous crop of love. I will compare her to a noble field of barley, and I shall call him a pretty little hop-garden--the best goldings--rich in pockets if not blighted. How mamma De Cade trembled when the storm of the first quarrel threatened to lay low the tall grain; how she quivered with alarm on that dark day of sultry sulking, lest the tender vine that clung so charmingly to its lofty pole (Anastatia) should droop and quit its hold. But though the tears rained down smartly, though the sulks were murky and oppressive, the sunny smile broke forth at last, and we prophesied the barley would be husbanded, and the hops be worth the picking. Exciting times! when I was a man of power in Bloomsbury Square, and old De Cade discounted for me on moderate terms, and renewed with the greatest pleasure. Fortunately for my good little Dolly, the heart of the superb Anastatia was perfectly free--real virgin soil, on which no man's foot, hand, eyes, or limbs had ever made the slightest impression. She was a kind of Crusoe's island awaiting her Robinson. A girl of her splendid dimensions did not suit the taste of many marrying men. Nobody but a rich man could afford to support a wife who insisted...

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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. 1861. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II. ON THE SWEETNESS OF LITTLE FISH. Can anything be more interesting than to watch the growth of love? to trace the p...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:86 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217294049

ISBN - 13:9780217294041

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