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Dulcibel

A Tale of Old Salem

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Author: Henry Peterson
Published: 1907
Language: English
Wordcount: 78,770 / 232 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 62.3
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 440
Added to site: 2007.02.12
mnybks.net#: 16039
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rs were by no means blind to their worldly interests, believing that godliness had the promise of this world as well as that which is to come--the bereaved maiden became quite an object of interest to the young men of the vicinity.

I have called her beautiful, and not without good reason. With the old manuscript volume--a family heirloom of some Quaker friends of mine--from which I have drawn the facts of this narrative, came also an old miniature, the work of a well-known English artist of that period. The colors have faded considerably, but the general contour and the features are well preserved. The face is oval, with a rather higher and fuller forehead than usual; the hair, which was evidently of a rather light brown, being parted in the center, and brought down with a little variation from the strict Madonna fashion. The eyes are large, and blue. The lips rather full. A snood or fillet of blue ribbon confined her luxuriant hair. In form she was rather above the usual height of women, and slender a

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