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Pauline Seward (Volume 1); A Tale of Real Life (Paperback) Loot Price: R330
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Pauline Seward (Volume 1); A Tale of Real Life (Paperback): John D. Bryant
Pauline Seward (Volume 1); A Tale of Real Life (Paperback): John D. Bryant

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Pauline Seward (Volume 1); A Tale of Real Life (Paperback)

John D. Bryant

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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: PAULINE SEWAED. CHAPTER I. " Joyous mirth and sick'ning sorrow alternately blend."?Anon. It was in the autumn of 18? that one of the most elegant mansions in the town of P gave unequivocal evidences of a soiree of unusual splendour. Carriages in quick succession stopped before its door, and one continued stream of gaily-dressed personages poured into the ample hall. The hall itself was brilliantly illuminated; and liveried servants with obsequious politeness moved to and fro, with the air and gesture of those who feel their own dignity to increase with the greater consequence of each new arrival of the elite of a gay metropolis. The gorgeous rooms into which the guests were ushered gave ample evidence of the princely opulence of their possessor. Whatever art could produce of luxurious elegance; whatever wealth could purchase for ornament, comfort, or convenience, was there bestowed in the most lavish profusion; which, as may be imagined, lost none of their magnificence in the rich floods of light, that, streaming from ten thousand artificial suns, gleamed in every imaginable spot, where art directed by taste could devise. Here, beauty, wit, and mirth arrayed themselves in all their bewitchingattractions, previous to their descent into the drawing- rooms. Thither let us precede them, that at our leisure we may form some acquaintance with the interesting being, who is to occupy so much of our attention in the course of the following pages. At the upper end of a suite of apartments, furnished with regal magnificence, stood Mr. Calvin Seward, the most elegant man of his day; tall, and well-proportioned; dressed richly, and with the most fastidious taste; yet in every, even the most trifling respect, corresponding with a gentleman of his age, which one unacquainted...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: John D. Bryant
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 166
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-96983-3
Barcode: 9780217969833
Categories: Books
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LSN: 0-217-96983-6

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