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Excerpt from Bag and BaggagePapa was immensely proud of Ellen- and Ellen appeared a thing to merit papas pride in her. Though but turned nineteen, she possessed the wit and accomplishments of bright maturity. She played with precocious brilliancy,... MoreExcerpt from Bag and BaggagePapa was immensely proud of Ellen- and Ellen appeared a thing to merit papas pride in her. Though but turned nineteen, she possessed the wit and accomplishments of bright maturity. She played with precocious brilliancy, she was an inspired needlewoman, the light of her young vivacious intellect made glad the conventional dreariness of a commonplace house in a second-rate London Square - St. Charless, Ladbroke Grove Road, to wit. And Ellen was pretty and Ellen was good. She a little suggested a Botticelli Madonna. Though her smooth heavy hair was of a dim golden tint, an impression as of delicate silveriness, very frail and pure, was what one carried away from her. There was something there ethereal- her complexion made one think of a pure cloud ever so faintly rosed by morning- her blue eyes smiled half-misted. The one definite note of colour on her faces comeliness lay in its brows, which were comparatively dark and beautifully modelled. Unaffected, admirable, blithe, Ellen was widowed papas one treasure, his passion and solace.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.