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Penelope"s English experiences
Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin
|Statement||by Kate Douglas Wiggin ; with fifty-three illustrations by Charles E. Brock.|
|Contributions||Brock, C. E. 1870-1938., Shapiro Bruce Rogers Collection (Library of Congress)|
|LC Classifications||PZ3.W64 Pe4|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xi, 176 p. :|
|Number of Pages||176|
|LC Control Number||01029111|
As for me, I mourn the decay of Romance with a great R; we have it still among us, but we spell it with a smaller letter. Hilda said a few blameless words, such as befitted an untitled English virgin in the presence of the nobility; while I maintained the probationary silence required by Pythagoras of his first year's pupils. Visions of Salemina and Francesca driving under the linden-trees in Berlin flitted across my troubled reveries, with glimpses of Willie Beresford and his mother at Aix-les-Bains. It isn't like you! I beseech you!
Everything that can be sold at a stall is there: fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, crockery, tin-ware, Penelopes English experiences book clothing, cheap toys, boots, shoes, and sun- bonnets, all in reckless confusion. Not content with this arrant flattery, he begged to be allowed to recount some of my international episodes to a literary friend who writes for Punch. When one is really of the same blood, and when one does not open one's lips or wave the stars and stripes in any possible manner, how do they detect the American? The mind is dazed by its distances, confused by its contrasts; tossed from the spectacle of its wealth to the contemplation of its poverty, the brilliancy of its extravagances to the stolidity of its miseries, the luxuries that blossom in Mayfair to the brutalities that lurk in Whitechapel. I felt like crying out, as did once a braver woman's soul than mine, 'Let me be weak! I didn't spend a penny yesterday; oh yes!
I tremble to think what would Penelopes English experiences book if all the rhubarb and gooseberry bushes in England should be uprooted in a single night. Can it be that lodgers radiate the permanent or transitory quality, quite unknown to themselves? Our attention was now distracted by the fact that his ludship did arrive. He has agreed to wait until the autumn for a final answer, and I have promised to furnish one by that time. Yet the garden is never quite deserted. We did not know the number of invited guests there are some things not even revealed to the Wise Womanbut although we were a trifle nervous about the amount of eatables, we were quite certain that there would be no dearth of liquid refreshment.
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No outsider would be likely to know the history of the couple's wedding bed, and that final piece of evidence convinces Penelope and liberates her at last.
As to our side of the street, I think we may have been the only people at all interested in the affair now so imminent. It was not because of my attire, for I was carefully dressed down to a third-class level; yet when I removed my plain Knox hat and leaned my head back against my travelling-pillow, an electrical shudder of intense excitement ran through the entire compartment.
Meanwhile, we are to continue our acquaintance by post, Penelopes English experiences book is a concession I would never have allowed if I had had my wits about me.
We are making history very fast, Willie Beresford and I, Penelopes English experiences book much of it is sacred history, and so Penelopes English experiences book cannot chronicle it for any one's amusement.
As much as Penelope would like to believe that her husband has returned and vanquished the suitors, she is cautious and goes to the great hall to see for herself.
I think my favourite was when she was talking about the lovers in the park and how she carefully carried our lots of research to find out if they were ever embarressed which they weren't. I found sitting-room and bedroom at Holly House for two guineas a week; everything, except roof, extra.
And sometimes--we know not why, but we shall know hereafter, for life is not completely happy since it is not heaven, nor completely unhappy since it is the road thither-- sometimes the light of the sun is withdrawn for a moment, and that which is fairest vanishes from the place that was enriched by its presence.
At eight o'clock, as we were finishing our fish course, which chanced to be fried sole, the ball began literally to roll, and it required the greatest ingenuity on Francesca's part and mine to be always down in our seats when Dawson entered with the dishes, and always at the window when he was absent.
Several addresses had been given me by Hilda Mellifica, who has spent much time in this region, and who begged me to use her name. When you want to purchase, ask her for anything under the canopy of heaven, from jewels, bijouterie, and curios to rare books and high-class articles of utility.
It's the youngest daughter he is bringing out, that lively one you saw cutting about just now. It was a curious and motley crowd--a little dull, perhaps, but orderly, well-behaved, and self-respecting, with here and there part of the flotsam and jetsam of a great city, a ragged, sodden, hopeless wretch wending his way about with the rest, thankful for any diversion.
Sometimes we procrastinate too long, but that is a trifle. There is a street running from Shaftesbury Avenue into Oxford Street, which was once the village of St. They 'ave no ballroom, I expect, in their town 'ouse, which accounts for their renting one for this occasion.
Then the butler turned on the electric light, and the family came into the drawing-rooms. Salemina is so English! She has been with family ever since the birth of the first daughter twenty-four years ago. This book seemed like what would happen if Elizabeth Gaskell tried to write teen-romance.
But all that is many days ago, and there are no more experiences Penelopes English experiences book relate at present. I did pay half a crown for a potted plant, but it was not two and six, and it was a half-crown because Penelopes English experiences book was the first time I had seen one and I took particular notice.Get this from a library!
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Included are scenes in London and the village of Belvern, containing fanciful sketches of a West-end ball, portraits of domestic originals, etc., characterized by humorous trifling and droll exaggeration of English traits.
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