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The Collectors

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Published: 1912
Language: English
Wordcount: 35,366 / 108 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 68.6
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 326
Added to site: 2004.08.08
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Being Cases mostly under the Ninth and Tenth Commandments.
A Ballade of Art Collectors
Campbell Corot
The del Puente Giorgione
The Lombard Runes
Their Cross
The Missing St. Michael
The Lustred Pots
The Balaklava Coronal
On Art Collecting

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s, were jotted in from photographs. Happily this work, for which the Alert Hose Company subscribed no less than twenty-five dollars, providing also a fifty-dollar frame, fell under the appreciative eye of the insurance adjuster who visited the very ruins depicted. Recognising immediately an uncommonly available form of artistic talent, this gentleman procured John a commission as painter in ordinary to the Vulcan, with orders to come at once to town at excellent wages. By his twentieth year, then, John was established in an attic chamber near the North River with a public that, barring change in the advertising policy of the Vulcan, must inevitably become national. For the lithographers he designed all manner of holocausts; at times he made tours through the counties and fixed the incandescent mouth of Vulcan's forge, the figures within being merely indicated, on the face of a hundred ledges. That was a shame, he freely admitted to me; the rocks looked better without. In fact, John Campbell's first manner soo

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