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what would otherwise stand out in all its native hideousness . He is thus introduced to the reader : —
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would To not that have his seemed hair was nearly , so would appropriate nothowever —and the be portrait to convey is comp a correct lete . grey
say , , impression colorand yet ; neither which was distinguished it white , but it quite shaded unmistakeabl by a something y from which the bleached was no
the locks , lain of age oaken . Such pul was it of this ~ fche man little , who chapel stood at up Chalons there on for that the first memorable time in
sacred Sunday p books morning , and , returning the p morning scrutiny sunlight for shining scrutiny on , his with head his . " hands upon the
We purposely refrain from giving any outline of the story . should " Hand come and with Glove perfect , " is one freshness of those and books which he which will delig reader ht in
following page after page to the , end . We shall therefore give another example of the author ' s power of description , in
corroboration of the high estimate we have placed upon it . "A _Bttbgttjstdiah _Yibttagke .
ilower " The when rich I autumn am 0119 morning ripens and awakened wanes , and soon the after velvet sunrise dahlias "by a are confused all in
court echoing - , yard of , merry and a voices _continuous , a strange volley sound of stead of y hammering rumbling and , which rolling rings in like the time in slebewil
room metal derment upon clapping , I am metal her just . hands After about and l to ying doze tossing and again listening her , hair when for like Marguerite some a wild little bursts Bacchante epy into the . -
vats ' Oh , are , mademoiselle all outand I they dear mademoiselle are cleaning the ! the pressoir coopers , and are come scrubbing , and the the basketsand , the vintage will begin to-morrow '
There grape I am - is up an in intoxication , a moment , and in the almost as name excited of it . as . I herself had almost . The begun vintage to I very
think that it would never comefor it is now the second week in October , and the grapes are so ripe that they , fall from their stalks upon the merest
touch . To dress is the work of but a few minutesand we are presently standing together on the uppermost step of the stone , flight that leads down into the courtyard
-. There It is is a the pleasant stiirdy si village ght , seen cooper hy a the ttend slanting ed by his beams apprentices of the ; earl and y there sun .
268 Notices Of Books.
268 NOTICES OF BOOKS .
English Woman’s Journal (1858-1864), June 1, 1858, page 268, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/ewj/issues/ewj_01061858/page/52/