Cecil, or the Adventures of a Coxcomb A Novel (Classic Reprint)

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Cecil, or the Adventures of a Coxcomb
A Novel (Classic Reprint)

  • Wydawnictwo: FB &c Ltd
  • EAN: 9781330112038
  • Ilość stron: 404
  • Format: 15.2x22.9cm
  • Oprawa: Miękka
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Opis: Cecil, or the Adventures of a Coxcomb - Gore Mrs.

Excerpt from Cecil, or the Adventures of a Coxcomb: A Novel

Biographers are fond of attributing the dispositions of their heroes to heroic sources. Since it is my fate to tell my own story, I choose to tell it in my own way; and am free to confess that the leading trait of my character has its origin in the first glimpse I caught of myself, at six months old, in the swing-glass of my mother's dressing-room. I looked, and became a coxcomb for life!

My Self consisted, at that epoch, of a splendid satin cockade, with a puny infant face thereunto attached; while a flowing robe of embroidered cambric, four feet by ten, disguised my nonentityism, - and veiled, -

Thought shrinks from all that lurked below!

The spectacle, enhanced by a showy sash of gorgeous ribbon, was the very thing to captivate a baby's eye; and it was soon discovered that Master Cecil was always screaming, unless danced up and down by the head nurse within view of the reflection of his own fascinating little person.

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Szczegóły: Cecil, or the Adventures of a Coxcomb - Gore Mrs.

Nazwa: Cecil, or the Adventures of a Coxcomb A Novel (Classic Reprint)
Autor: Gore Mrs.
Wydawnictwo: FB &c Ltd
Kod paskowy: 9781330112038
Języki: angielski
Ilość stron: 404
Format: 15.2x22.9cm
Oprawa: Miękka


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