The Artist's Love

The Artist's Love (Paperback)

Publisher: General Books
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1151100943
EAN: 9781151100948
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 296
Publish Date: 2009-12-31
Binding: Paperback
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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.1872 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER I. IN THE MAD HOUSE. "Happy? Yes; always quite happy; does she not look o? And always of course quite harmless," said the doctor in answer to my question, regarding a patient, whose rooms we had just left. I was on a visit of inspection to the Good Samaritan Lunatic Asylum, and young Dr. Bennet Abbott, was my guide through the institution. He was the third assistant surgeon there, a good looking and good hearted young fellow, with face and voice full of kindly sympathy, and he was loved and trusted by nearly all his patients. We had made the round of the wards, and done homage to all the self-fancied kings and queens, popes and heroes, and had humored the " peculiar whim " of each monomaniac, when at length, at the end of a long gallery, that looked out upon the shrubberies and upon the sea beyond, we came to the door of a cell which the doctor opened, by turning the handle, for it was not locked. t And now came a strange sweet experience. A sphere of infinite pence seemed to envelope me, tLo moment I crossed the threshold of that little room. Its one window looked out upon the evergreen shrubberies and beyond upon the open sea, over which was shining the clear morning sun. A large white china vase of rare exotics, sat upon the window sill and filled the room with rich aroma. The room itself was bare enough, but beautifully clean, with whitewashed wall, waxed pine floor, and white draped bed. On a chair by the window sat a young woman who immediately drew my attention, as the most fragile and spirituelle being I had ever seen or imagined. Her form, clothed in a flowing white wrapper, was so attenuated that the wonder was how it still had power to hold the soul within it. Her face--how shall I portray it? For it seemed the face of a spirit Bright go...
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Title: The Artist's Love
Publisher: General Books
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1151100943
EAN: 9781151100948
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 296
Publish Date: 2009-12-31
Binding: Paperback

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