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Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 450

Volume 18, New Series, August 14, 1852

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1852
Language: English
Wordcount: 22,069 / 70 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 67.6
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 493
Added to site: 2007.07.28 17742
Genre: Periodical

Hints On The Useful-Knowledge Movement.
The False Hair.
Clouds Of Light.
The Sleepy Lady.
The New Convict Establishment In Western Australia.
The Trial Of Elizabeth Canning.
The Island Of Islay.
The Apple Of The Dead Sea.
Art-Education Of Children.

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as to how or where they were obtained. Indeed, I should not often have been able to reply. In this case, however, it is different. I bought it myself, and consequently can give you a little information respecting it. Yesterday evening, I was standing at my door in the Rue St Honoré, when a young girl, attracted no doubt by the general appearance of my window, stopped to admire the various articles exhibited there. She had a pretty face, but I scarcely looked at that; I only saw her hair, her beautiful, rich, golden hair. It was pushed carelessly behind her ears, and half concealed beneath a little white cap. "Mademoiselle," I said, accosting her--for I could not bear that she should pass the door--"is there anything that you would like to buy? a pair of combs, for instance. I have some very cheap; although," I added, with a sigh, as she appeared about to move on, "such lovely hair as yours requires no ornament." At these words, she returned quickly, and looking into my face, exclaimed: "Will you buy my



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