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Helionde or Adventures in the Sun (Paperback) Loot Price: R516 Discovery Miles 5 160
Helionde or Adventures in the Sun (Paperback): Sydney Whiting
Helionde or Adventures in the Sun (Paperback): Sydney Whiting

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Helionde or Adventures in the Sun (Paperback)

Sydney Whiting

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ...repetition.1 The figures, to the preconceived ideas of an Earthite on the subject, would appear strange indeed, but to me, with a new comprehension of things suited to the state of my being, they were overpowering in their effects upon the mind and senses. As the music from unseen sources burst forth in delicious harmony, groups composed of two, four, and six couples advanced from the throng into the centre of the hall, and scarcely moving from one spot, they moved their supple limbs in every conceivable form of grace, now suggestive of tenderness, now mirth, now devotion, and indeed of every sentiment connected with intellectuality and the most chaste refinement.2 It was quite impossible 1 "Wliat " exclaims some cynic, "did the Prince receive his guests on the spot where he had dined?" but remember, O Zoilus the banquet was composed of delicate perfumes distilled from the daintiest flowers of the Sun. 1 Some half century ago one Thoinot Arbeau, a dancingmaster of Paris, gave an "orchesography," wherein all the steps and motions of a dance were written or noted down, as the sounds of a song are scored in music. 2 An excellent description of the various dances amongst the ancients will be found in Yonge's "Athenseus" (b. xiv. p. 1004 to 1008). Amongst the lonians was a figure called the Scops, intending to represent people looking out from a dis to mistake the thesis suggested by the exquisite evolutions they performed, for they were so eloquent, so chastened, and so perfectly in accordance with the sentiment of the accompanying strains, that each person might have been supposed to represent the spirit of melody moving to the impulses and harmonies of his own soul. It is utterly impossible to convey...

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Imprint: Theclassics.Us
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2013
First published: September 2013
Authors: Sydney Whiting
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 76
ISBN-13: 978-1-230-26333-5
Barcode: 9781230263335
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-230-26333-0

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