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Novellettes of a Traveller Volume 2; Or, Odds and Ends from the Knapsack of Thomas Singularity, Journeyman Printer (Paperback) Loot Price: R386
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Novellettes of a Traveller Volume 2; Or, Odds and Ends from the Knapsack of Thomas Singularity, Journeyman Printer (Paperback):...
Novellettes of a Traveller Volume 2; Or, Odds and Ends from the Knapsack of Thomas Singularity, Journeyman Printer (Paperback):...

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Novellettes of a Traveller Volume 2; Or, Odds and Ends from the Knapsack of Thomas Singularity, Journeyman Printer (Paperback)

Henry Junius Nott

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: THE SHIPWRECK. While staying a few days at Exeter, I went to visit its fine old cathedral, which still remains one of the most perfect and imposing specimens of Gothic architecture. It is a pity that modern convenience has required its lengthened aisle to be divided in two by the organ, instead of presenting one unbroken perspective. Still its vast and lofty archings, its long rows of slender retiring columns) its walls covered with delicate tracery, and its rich and varied lights streaming through" the large stained glass windows, delight the eye and absorb the mind with mingled pleasure and awe. To the American the effect of such monuments is doubtless more striking than to the European. It seems like passing at once from a new world and the present, to feudal times with all its poetry and romance; or suddenly awaking from a dream, and beholding its gorgeous creations standing before us in bright reality. . At first I was so occupied with my own thoughts that I paid but little attention to a gentleman and his lady to whom the sexton was also pointing out the curiosities. However, in taking the round of the building, the husband, after several casual remarks, entered freely into conversation with me. He appeared to be between twenty-five and thirty. His form was rather above the common height, robust, but well-turned. With his rich light brown hair, clear complexion, regular teeth, and large blue eyes, he was certainly handsome, yet appeared still more so from the sweet good-tempered smile that constantly played round his well-shaped mouth. His countenance altogether had an expression of good-humour and kindness of heart that immediately won confidence. Both husband and wife exhibited the urbanity and pleasantness, unmixed with familiarity or obtrusiveness, that is the sure...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: October 2010
Authors: Henry Junius Nott
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 62
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-73853-8
Barcode: 9780217738538
Categories: Books
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LSN: 0-217-73853-2

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