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An Artist's Proof (Paperback) Loot Price: R444
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An Artist's Proof (Paperback): Alfred Austin

An Artist's Proof (Paperback)

Alfred Austin

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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: CHAPTER III. All the home counties are beautiful, and Alwood- ley Chase is in one of them. It lies five miles the London side of Beadon Priory, and therefore fifteen from Gracewood. But Mortimer had covered too many hundred leagues on horsehack in his continental wanderings, and was now far too satisfactorily mounted, to regret that he had not named a nearer rendezvous. He knew that, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Mr. Chesterton went up to town to attend the Board Meetings of a Charitable Trust which counted him among its directors, and that on those days alone was there any chance of his daughter being accompanied only by old Jeff. He knew further that the direction of her rides on these last occasions would be the subject of close inquiry, and that suspicion might be aroused in that vigilant breast at home if the direction were ever so little in that of his cottage. More glorious English May morning never glistened over spring more complete. From wheat fields, green, young, and strong, from meadows turned by full-blazoned buttercups to gorgeous cloth of gold, lark followed lark up to heaven, in eddies of perpetual music. The cuckoo's alliterative call scarcely ever ceased in blossoming hedgerow or bright green copse. The lilacs were only just beginning to wear a slightly diminished glory, and the apple-bloom still lingered white-and-pink in orchards sheltered from the breeze. But the laburnum had hung out every available tassel, and the lanes were red and white for miles with the luscious incumbrance of intoxicating may. Fretfully anticipating its month not yet arrived, the wild rose here and there at distant intervals had broken into rebellious flower, herald of the profusion June held in store, when her gay forerunner's glories should have silently dropped away. But these...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Alfred Austin
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 58
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-67777-6
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > History > General
LSN: 0-217-67777-0
Barcode: 9780217677776

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