The Banker's Wife: Or, Court and City : a Novel, Volume 1

Harper & Brothers, 1843 - 142 pagina's
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Pagina 50 - ... velvet, — followed by, or following, the pack of eager, high-couraged hounds, .who move together, vivacious and compact, as though a quarter of an acre of snow were suddenly endued with life and muscularity ; — all conspire to impart to the winter landscape a degree of vigour and vitality such as, amid the more vivid impulses of summer, a race-course alone avails to call into action.
Pagina 37 - Odd, you are hard to please, madam. To find a young fellow that is neither a wit in his own eye, nor a fool in the eye of the world, is a very hard task. But, faith and troth, you speak very discreetly, for I hate both a wit and a fool.
Pagina 8 - Over a marble table hung a portrait in a broad gilt frame. It represented a lady in a dress of bluish satin, embroidered with gold, and edged with lace ; the sleeves and puffs over the full bosom being of brownish brocade. Round her neck was a closely strung necklace of pearls, and similar rings were in the ears. The hair was turned up and powdered : it occupied a height and breadth which, agreeably to the fashion of the...
Pagina 8 - ... exceeded that of the whole face, and was decorated with a gold chain, enamels, and jewels, entwined with a border of blonde, which hung down over one ear. The face was oval, the forehead high and arched; the nose delicately curved, the mouth pretty large, the lips red and swelling; the eyes large and of a peculiarly light-blue, mild, and at the same time serious, deep, and confiding.

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