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Saint Ursula

Story of Ursula and Dream of Ursula

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Author: John Ruskin
Published: 1912
Language: English
Wordcount: 4,473 / 19 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 70.7
LoC Categories: ND, BX
Downloads: 889
Added to site: 2009.10.05
mnybks.net#: 25467
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Art, Religion, History
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d into two wreaths, which encircle her head like a double crown. The white nightgown hides the arm, raised on the pillow, down to the wrist.

At the door of the room an angel enters (the little dog, though lying awake, vigilant, takes no notice). He is a very small angel; his head just rises a little above the shelf round the room, and would only reach as high as the princess's chin, if she were standing up. He has soft grey wings, lustreless; and his dress, of subdued blue, has violet sleeves, open above the elbow, and showing white sleeves below. He comes in without haste, his body like a mortal one, casting shadow from the light through the door behind, his face perfectly quiet, a palm-branch in his right hand, a scroll in his left.

So dreams the princess, with blessed eyes that need no earthly dawn. It is very pretty of Carpaccio to make her dream out the angel's dress so particularly, and notice the slashed sleeves; and to dream so little an angel--very nearly a doll angel--bringing her the

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