Pencil Sketches; Or Outlines of Character and Manners

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Carey, Lea & Blanchard, 1835

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Էջ 87 - THE dew was falling fast, the stars began to blink ; I heard a voice; it said, "Drink, pretty creature, drink!' And, looking o'er the hedge, before me I espied A snow-white mountain lamb with a maiden at its side.
Էջ 30 - Napoleon utter a more original truth than when he said, that there is but one step from the sublime to the ridiculous...
Էջ 253 - This day is called the Feast of Crispian. He that outlives this day, and comes safe home, Will stand a-tiptoe when this day is named And rouse him at the name of Crispian. He that shall live this day, and see old age, Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours And say, 'To-morrow is Saint Crispian.' Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars, [And say, "These wounds I had on Crispin's day...
Էջ 31 - What man dare, I dare: Approach thou like the rugged Russian bear, The arm'd rhinoceros, or the Hyrcan tiger; Take any shape but that, and my firm nerves Shall never tremble...
Էջ 114 - ... was removed ; and he charged her to let the flowers alone till he was ready to wash them for her. He worked a little at the piece every day, forbidding Marianne to touch it; and she remained idle while he was putting in skies, mountains, etc., for the other young ladies. At length the wreath was finished — Mr. Gummage having only sketched it, and washed it, and given it the last touches. It was put into a splendid frame, and shown as Miss Marianne Atmore's first attempt at painting: and everybody...
Էջ 117 - ... were immediately sent out for a long projected dinner-party, which Mrs. Atmore had persuaded her husband to defer till they could exhibit the beautiful new porcelain. The box was landed, and conveyed to the house. The whole family were present at the opening, which was performed in the dining room by Mr.
Էջ 110 - Oh! no — no," exclaimed Mrs. Atmore, "I shall not care for the price; I have set my mind on having this china the wonder of all Philadelphia." Our readers will understand, that at this period nearly all the porcelain used in America was of Chinese manufacture ; very little of that elegant article having been, as yet, imported from France. A wreath was selected from the portfolio that contained the engravings and drawings of flowers. It was decided that Marianne should first execute it the full...
Էջ 112 - Prussian blue and bistre, and of these two colors there was consequently a vast consumption in Mr. Gummage's school. At the period of our story, many of the best houses in Philadelphia were decorated with these landscapes. But for the honor of my towns-people, I must say that the taste for such productions is now entirely obsolete.
Էջ 111 - ... prepared by himself and charged at a quarter of a dollar apiece, and which he told her she would want when she came to do landscapes and figures. Mr. Gummage's style was to put in the sky, water and distances with opaque paints, and the most prominent objects with transparent colors. This was probably the reason that his foregrounds seemed always to be sunk in his backgrounds. The model was scarcely considered as a guide, for he continually told his pupils that they must try to excel it ; and...
Էջ 102 - I know the piece well enough — I've drawn them by dozens." "Well," continued Mrs. Atmore, "this satin piece hangs over the front parlor mantel. It is much prettier and better done than the one Miss Longstitch worked of Charlotte at the tomb of Werter, though she did sew silver spangles all over Charlotte's lilac gown, and used chenille, at a fi'-penny-bit a needleful, for all the banks and the large tree.

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