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Old Maids; Their Varieties, Characters, and Conditions (Paperback) Loot Price: R284 Discovery Miles 2 840
Old Maids; Their Varieties, Characters, and Conditions (Paperback): Old Maids
Old Maids; Their Varieties, Characters, and Conditions (Paperback): Old Maids

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Old Maids; Their Varieties, Characters, and Conditions (Paperback)

Old Maids

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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: CLASSIFICATION OLD MAIDS. CHAPTER II. -" This is a task As full of lahonr as the wise man's art." Sjiaksfearr. On the very threshold of our undertaking, we deem it essential to lay down some certain plans for our direction, lest we should bewilder ourselves in the labyrinth of conflicting claims for the aid of our pen.?If, like the Paladins of old, we run a tilt without knowing our antagonist, weCLASSIFICATION OF OLD MAIDS. 17 may chance to injure a friend, or at least an individual, against whom we have no ground of quarrel,?and, after having shivered our lance, may discover that our tourney can neither do honor to our proper person nor to our cause. We tremble lest in exercising our discretion we should offend the dear mutabilities.?Guide thy votary, crescent-crowned Diana!?Judge us in charity ye virgins!?and should any amongst you imagine that your pretensions to peculiar excellence are less strongly insisted upon than in justice they merit?let our excuse be that wjiich has been acceded to the wisest of men ' Nemo mortalium omnibus horis sapit.' And here a very delicate question proposes itself: What is an Old Maid ??We had fairly mounted our courser?trumpets had sounded a fanfaron?and our heart was beati.ig high, when the question flashed upon our mind,?" What is an Old Maid ?" W'e looked around, and a hundredfair faces were gleaming upon us?and we inter- nally responded,?" These are Old Maids."?This for a moment satisfied us?but on looking more closely at the objects of our chivalrous regards,, we discovered ' variety infinite,' a vast parterre of flowers?some ' beautiful exceedingly,' others still lovely, yet clad in ' Autumn's sober hues,' and many, chaste doubtless,? -" As icicles, That hang on Dian's Temple," but time-worn, and to all a...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Old Maids
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 46
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-26330-6
Barcode: 9780217263306
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-26330-5

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