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Can the Old Love?; A Novel, by Zadel Barnes Buddington (Paperback) Loot Price: R437
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Can the Old Love?; A Novel, by Zadel Barnes Buddington (Paperback): Zadel Barnes Gustafson

Can the Old Love?; A Novel, by Zadel Barnes Buddington (Paperback)

Zadel Barnes Gustafson

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1871 Excerpt: ...Gossip revelled decorously, but devouringly. Who has not noticed her funereal propriety, how absolute it is Prima donna of the difficult gamut of the affections by what unexceptionable gradations she sounds the heavy bass of sympa 104 thy; the slow chromatic notes of consolation; the still, ascending tones of admonition, suggestive insinuation, and increasing cheer, --until she trills away, with inimitable verve, among the high halfnotes of lively speculation. At weddings she is festal, though with a pensive moderation, as if remembering the vanity of all earthly hopes, and the fleeting nature of all earthly joys. In social scandal, she is the incarnation and the mouth-piece of modesty attacked, virtue and truth outraged She is loud, as such noble qualities naturally are. But a ripe grief, that may not be controlled, a new-made grave, leaving a gap in some wounded hearts far wider than it makes in mother earth, --though often and often filled almost as soon, as easily, as paltrily, --these are her specialities. She has also a famous way of settling family difficulties and complications, particularly such as are brought about by death. Let us then, reader, sit down at her feet and hearken: --"I should not in the least wonder if he died of grief, poor man Such a heavy blow, and so sudden, and such a dreadful way for her to die and they say he is quite broken down. Chloe carried him oysters to-day noon, cooked beautifully. I was there, and it was revivin' just to smell 'em; and he couldn't touch one, poor soul: no doubt he has his fears for her eternal happiness, --ushered without a moment's warning into the presence of her Maker And such a young giddy thing too, how awful, to be sure " "But, Gossip, though you take your posthumous gauge of cha...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: March 2012
First published: March 2012
Authors: Zadel Barnes Gustafson
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 86
ISBN-13: 978-1-130-51038-6
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-130-51038-7
Barcode: 9781130510386

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