A Cathedral Courtship

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Published: 1893
Language: English
Wordcount: 16,194 / 53 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 71.9
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 17,143
Added to site: 2008.05.17
mnybks.net#: 20916
Origin: gutenberg.org
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was worse than pretty! I made a memorandum of her during service, as she sat under the dark carved-oak canopy, with this Latin inscription over her head:

Carlton cum Dolby Letania IX Solidorum Super Flumina Confitebor tibi Duc probati

There ought to be a law against a woman's making a picture of herself, unless she is willing to allow an artist to 'fix her' properly in his gallery of types.

A black-and-white sketch doesn't give any definite idea of this charmer's charms, but sometime I'll fill it in--hair, sweet little hat, gown, and eyes, all in golden brown, a cape of tawny sable slipping off her arm, a knot of yellow primroses in her girdle, carved-oak background, and the afternoon sun coming through a stained-glass window. Great Jove! She had a most curious effect on me, that girl! I can't explain it--very curious, altogether new, and rather pleasant. When one of the choir-boys sang 'Oh for the wings of a dove!' a tear rolled out of one of her lovely eyes and down her smooth brown che

Reviews

Average Rating of 3.5 from 2 reviews: ****
2011.05.22
gerry
****.

Nice touches of humour and lots of charm in this novella.

2008.10.14
Leah A. Zeldes
***..

A very tame romance set against a background of English tourism.


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