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1865. Excerpt: ... A DULL DAY ON EXMOOR. "VTR. ALBERT SMITH, in the
course of his entertain--"--ment at the Egyptian Hall, was
accustomed to preface that admirable monologue of the Engineer of
the Austrian Lloyd's, with this remark, " He told me the stupidest
story that I ever heard in all my life, and now, ladies and
gentlemen, I am going to tell it to you." Thus I, having passed
through and mercifully got out of Thursday, the twentyeighth day of
August--the dullest day by far in the white annals of my summer
life--am about to communicate that experience. The companions of my
misfortune were two--Lieutenant Kidd Shinar, of her Majesty's Foot,
and Olive Thompson, Esquire, of the Honourable Society of the
Middle Temple, and, by practice, an amateur painter of landscapes.
The place where we three were then and are now residing is
eminently congenial to all delineators of scenery. Upon the red
rocks by the sea, on little islands in the wooded streams, and upon
the sides of our purple hills, there are pitched countless tents,
under the shelter of which the purveyors to the water-colour
exhibitions are seen during this season at their pleasant toil.
When they are not thus actively employed under canvas, they saunter
loosely about the village in intellectual
gin-punch-and-Shelley-looking groups, with short pipes, flannel
shirts, sketch-book, and moustachios. Our young ladies peep from
under their slouch hats as they go by, upon the deathless works of
these distinguished youths with admiration, and "Oh I should dearly
love to be a painter's wife " they confess at nightly toilettes to
their bosom friends. The parents of these young people, however,
entertain very different views upon this subject, and regard our
artists, as a general rule, as a less respectable order of painters
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