A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy (page 3/3)

[picture: The Conquest 3: Through the door]

The Conquest 3: Through the door

As I finished my address, I raised the fair fille de chambre up by the hand, and led her out of the room; she stood by me till I locked the door and put the key in my pocket, and then, the victory being quite decisive, and not till then, I pressed my lips to her cheek, and, taking her by the hand afain, led her safe to the gate of the hotel. (p. 159) [more...] [$]

[picture: Maria]


A photogravure: Maria. Here, a girl sits by a river-bank petting her dog; she has a flute on her lap, wears her long hair loose, and has a lace bodice. Next to her sits a man (the author), wearing a hat and coat, and shoes with knee-length [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Maria, detail - faces - two people in love]

Maria, detail - faces - two people in love

Actually he is in love with her, but I am not sure she shared the feelings. This is a detail from the Maria photogravure, sized for wide-screen computer desktops. [more...] [$]

[picture: The Grace]

The Grace

If the supper was to my taste, the grace which followed it was much more so. (p. 202) [more...] [$]

[picture: The Grace (brighter version)]

The Grace (brighter version)

A brighter version of The Grace that might be better for printing, perhaps to form the basis for a Valentine’s Day card or to make a scrap-book appear older. The trees in the background have suffered a little in this change, though. [more...] [$]

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