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American Literary Magazine (Volume 1-3) by Timothy Dwight Sprague

American Literary Magazine (Volume 1-3)
Author: Timothy Dwight Sprague
Page Count: 460 pages
Published Date: 30 Jan 2012
Publisher: General Books
Publication Country: Miami Fl, United States
Language: English
ISBN: 9781235598128
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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. 1847. Excerpt: ... who is determined to captivate by active demonstrations rather than by languishing vanity and coquettish repose. But that Neptune of a boy, who has been flourishing for hours the trident, with which he proffers tumblers of medicated water to the passing guests, is rapidly losing his customers: the breakfast-bell, "the tocsin of the soul," is pealing, and you and 1 must away. Do you wish to know how we spend our time in Saratoga? My prmcipal occupations are eating, and reading penny papers, which, as they cost six cents apiece here, have become, all of a sudden, a great luxury. Sometimes I saunter up to see the ladies roll at ten-pins, and have the exquisite pleasure of passing the balls to them, and of keeping up a perpetual discussion of the size of the bulls, the result of the bowling, and the chances of victory. An angel of morcy could not be more severely taxed for consolation, or an old Roman parasite for approbation than I. Every bad bowl must be attributed to the irregularity of the alley or the protrusion of a flounce, --in short, to any thing but want of skill: while every successful blunder is to be received with enthusiastic gestures and the highest compliment to the dexterity of the fair bowler. It is wonderful how patiently and long ladies will take this joke. It sometimes seems as if their womanly gentleness would interpose in favor of the poor alley, every plank of which must have received from me a thousand disinterested anathemas at the very least. At the " United States," we have the "Redowa: " not only under the glare of blazing lamps in the evening, but even in the morning. The vulgarizing desire for ostentation of gayety, already discussed at length, spoils the mannersof some people. Fops and foppesses are seen here to outrage deco...

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