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Dream Life

A Fable Of The Seasons

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Published: 1876
Language: English
Wordcount: 59,473 / 172 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 73.1
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 261
Added to site: 2006.02.27
mnybks.net#: 12929
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laid down her knitting, looked at me over the rim of her spectacles, and--took snuff.

I said nothing.

"How many times have you been in love, Isaac?" said she.

It was now my turn to say, "Pshaw!"

Judging from her look of assurance, I could not possibly have made a more satisfactory reply.

My aunt finished the needle she was upon, smoothed the stocking-leg over her knee, and looking at me with a very comical expression, said, "Isaac, you are a sad fellow!"

I did not like the tone of this; it sounded very much as if it would have been in the mouth of any one else--"bad fellow."

And she went on to ask me, in a very bantering way, if my stock of youthful loves was not nearly exhausted; and she cited the episode of the fair-haired Enrica, as perhaps the most tempting that I could draw from my experience.

A better man than myself, if he had only a fair share of vanity, would have been nettled at this; and I replied somewhat tartly, that I had never professed t

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