The Refugee in America: A Novel, Volumen1

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Whittaker, Treacher, and Company, 1833
 

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Página 101 - His pretty, gay, happy little wife went with him. woman give a stronger proof of attachment than she did, when she left all she loved to follow him. She had one darling child, a girl of twelve years old, on whom she doated with all a mother's fondness, and a woman's pride. But the pretty Adelaide was to be the heiress of her grandmother, so Madame de Clairville left her at Paris, and alone followed her husband to the banks of the Red River. They spent much money in a costly, but unprofitable outfit,...
Página 2 - Some banish'd lover, or some captive maid; They live, they speak, they breathe what love inspires, Warm from the soul, and faithful to its fires ; The virgin's wish without her fears impart, Excuse the blush, and pour out all the heart, Speed the soft intercourse from soul to soul, And waft a sigh from Indus to the Pole. Thou know'st how guiltless first I met thy flame. When Love approach'd me under Friendship's name; My fancy form'd thee of angelic kind, Some emanation of th
Página 109 - And decks the goddess with the glittering spoil. This casket India's glowing gems unlocks, And all Arabia breathes from yonder box.
Página 29 - The father of the family was a tall stout man, about forty, and would would have been handsome, had not his mouth been rendered unseemly by the hue of tobacco, and his eyes sunk, as if out of health. His brother, younger in appearance, had a countenance much less agreeable ; his dress differed from that of the other members of the family, which was coarse, home-made, and almost picturesque in its rudeness ; his being of that cut and fabric which placed him decidedly among the shabby genteel of a...
Página 29 - Having taken a sufficiently accurate survey of the still-life, she began a closer examination of the living groups than the light had hitherto permitted, for two home-made candles now flared, smoked, and flickered away on the supper-table. The father of the family was a tall stout man, about forty; and would have been handsome, had not his mouth been rendered unseemly by the hue of tobacco, and his eyes sunk, as if out of health. His brother, younger in appearance, had a countenance much less agreeable...
Página 96 - ... people, for a few months ?" " I am sure that I can not only bear it, but enjoy it, papa. The people are inexpressibly amusing ; but (observing her father look grave) I promise not to quiz them, except just to you. On the contrary, I will confer an inestimable blessing on the Rochester community, by adopting little Emily Williams as my particular friend, developing all her talents, and teaching her to speak English ; and then, you know, when we depart, we shall leave them a glass by which to dress...
Página 30 - squire showed more inclination to converse than before he had refreshed himself, they continued to sit at table without scruple.'— vol.
Página 82 - ... to sit uneasily in her chair, as each anticipated call upon her powers of repartee was uttered by the well-satisfied member of Congress. Happily, however, the meal did not last long ; though, as it occupied twenty minutes, it was at least double its ordinary duration in any American family ; which waste of time was not indeed to be avoided, from the " national slowness" of the English at table. When it was over, Mr. Warner said that he would trust the business of the office for a few hours to...
Página 189 - ... her conviction of his indifference might have cured her ; but not to love him a little longer now was quite impossible. Besides — what had she to amuse her? She had fully intended to have taught Emily music, French, and Italian, and felt certain that this occupation would never have wearied her ; but unfortunately she could not try the experiment, for she found the little transatlantic too far advanced to leave her much to do.
Página 190 - can it be a virtue to sit in a room where the men spit, and chew tobacco, and the women talk of nothing but

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