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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.1843 Excerpt: ... Friday, %th. "But really," exclaimed Bear, as he saw his wife yesterday in her visiting dress, "you look so lovely in that bonnet! Positively Ma chere mere must see you in it: we will just call and speak a word at Carlsfors before we go further. It is really so pretty!" "Do you think so? Well just as you like, my love, if it will not make us too late at the other places." "Ah, that must take its chance: Ma chere mere must see my little wife to-day." See now, therefore, the little wife in the little bonnet, sitting in the little cabriolet, sending uneasy and beseeching glances up towards heaven, which seemed glooming over the little bonnet. In the mean time we reached Carlsfors without a drop of rain, and found visitors there already before us. Ma chere mere met us in the most joyful and friendly manner; kissed me, examined me from head to foot, patted me on the cheek, and said I looked like a little rose. "You have a little wife, Lars Anders," said she, " but one can say of her 'little and good.' " He looked delighted; for me, I must confess that it vexes me that Ma chere mere thinks me so extremely little,--one might fancy that she did not consider me a complete human being, yet I am such. Presently after our arrival, other visitors also made their appearance, and I sat myself down to observe the company. My eyes soon riveted themselves on a very small lady, really less than I, who was still young, and whose whole being exhibited an extraordinary sprightliness. She was of dark complexion, had lively brown eyes, a somewhat large and aquiline nose, and a somewhat projecting chin. She was not handsome, yet there was a piquancy about her; and her dress, which was fashionable and elegant, accorded extremely well with her sprightly little figure. My husband and ...
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