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In this book is an outline purporting to be a Picture of a Physeter or Spermaceti whale, drawn by scale from one killed on the coast of Mexico, August, and hoisted on deck.
It was generally conceded by the artists with whom I talked, that that subdued splendor, that mellow richness, is imparted to the picture by AGE.
One was a woman in a slim black dress, belted small under the armpits, with bulges like a cabbage in the middle of the sleeves, and a large black scoop-shovel bonnet with a black veil, and white slim ankles crossed about with black tape, and very wee black slippers, like a chisel, and she was leaning pensive on a tombstone on her right elbow, under a weeping willow, and her other hand hanging down her side holding a white handkerchief and a reticule, and underneath the picture it said "Shall I Never See Thee More Alas.
It will be impossible for anyone who has read this book not to believe in the existence of the pushmi-pullyu, who would be credible enough even were there no drawing of it, but the picture on page 145 settles the matter of his truth once and for all.
As she sat gazing at the picture she suddenly became aware that she was not alone--that someone was standing close behind her-- some one who had approached her noiselessly.
In one of the apartments of the Province House there was long preserved an ancient picture, the frame of which was as black as ebony, and the canvas itself so dark with age, damp, and smoke, that not a touch of the painter's art could be discerned.
She looked at him again, gave a shrug and a smile, and then pointed to a small Italian picture, a Marriage of St.
To the eye of an experienced critic the picture would certainly have seemed crude.
The picture over the fire-place," says Rosa, "is the portrait of the present Lady Dedlock.
But I travel to learn, and I still remember that they picture no French defeats in the battle-galleries of Versailles.
His own picture was all right, he knew that a day or two before, and he was vaguely resentful of Philip's attitude.
Among the other books were a primer, some child's readers, numerous picture books, and a great dictionary.