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The Rose and the Ring
It happened that the undersigned spent the last Christmas season in a foreign city where there were many English children. In that city, if you wanted to give a childs party, you could not even get a magic-lantern or buy Twelfth-Night charactersthose funny painted pictures of the King, the Queen, the Lover, the Lady, the Dandy, the Captain, and so onwith which our young ones are wont to recreate themselves at this festive time. My friend Miss Bunch, who was governess of a large family that lived in the Piano Nobile of the house inhabited by myself and my young charges (it was the Palazzo Poniatowski at Rome, and Messrs. Spillmann, two of the best pastrycooks in Christendom, have their shop on the ground floor): Miss Bunch, I say, begged me to draw a set of Twelfth-Night characters for the amusement of our young people. ......Buy Now (To Read More)
Ebook Number: 897
Author: Thackeray, William Makepeace
Release Date: Feb 5, 2006
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