Imaginary Portraits

Cover image for

Download


Language: English
Wordcount: 32,431 / 100 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 69.8
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 623
mnybks.net#: 5503
Excerpt

pany. He doesn't know it was I who persuaded the scene-painter to take him; that he would find the lad useful. We offered him our little presents--fine thread-lace of our own making for his ruffles, and the like; for one must make a figure in Paris, and he is slim and well-formed. For myself, I presented him with a silken purse I had long ago embroidered for another. Well! we shall follow his fortunes (of which I for one feel quite sure) at a distance. Old Watteau didn't know of his departure, and has been here in great anger.

December 1703.

Twelve months to-day since Antony went to Paris! The first struggle must be a sharp one for an unknown lad in that vast, overcrowded place, even if he be as clever as young Antony Watteau. We may think, however, that he is on the way to his chosen end, for he returns not home; though, in truth, he tells those poor old people very little of himself. The apprentices of the M. Metayer for whom he works, labour all day long, each at a single part only,--coiffure, or ro

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for Imaginary Portraits by Walter Horatio Pater - Free eBook

Who Murdered Mr. Malone?

Garden Girls Christian Cozy Mystery Series Book 1
Hope Callaghan

Who Murdered Mr. Malone? Book 1 of the Garden G... Read more

Cover image for Imaginary Portraits by Walter Horatio Pater - Free eBook

Phantasia

Book One: Into the Rain
M.U. Riyadad

After finding the body of a dragon in a metalli... Read more

Cover image for Imaginary Portraits by Walter Horatio Pater - Free eBook

Fearsome

Fearsome Series Book 1
S.A. Wolfe

*This is a stand-alone book in the Fearsome Ser... Read more

Cover image for Imaginary Portraits by Walter Horatio Pater - Free eBook

Nano Contestant

Episode 1: Whatever It Takes
Leif Sterling

Fans of the Hunger Games and Sci-Fi Thrillers will... Read more

Cover image for Imaginary Portraits by Walter Horatio Pater - Free eBook

Anais of Brightshire

The Blood Mage Chronicles Book 1
Jamie Wilson

While rumors of monsters rising in the south bring... Read more

Cover image for Imaginary Portraits by Walter Horatio Pater - Free eBook

Sound of Sirens

Tales of Skylge #1
Jen Minkman

On the island of Skylge, electricity is only fo... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

The Trial
by Franz Kafka
David Copperfield
by Charles Dickens
A Tale of Two Cities
by Charles Dickens
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
by Arthur Conan Doyle
Clarimonde
by Théophile Gautier
Pride and Prejudice
by Jane Austen
Treasure Island
by Robert Louis Stevenson
Tarzan of the Apes
by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Black Beauty
by Anna Sewell
The City of Delight
by Elizabeth Miller

See more popular titles from this genre.