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A Journey Round My Room free pdf This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...I accord to an amateur the pleasure of travelling with me, I always keep this until the last as a special luxury, and ever since I first exhibited this sublime picture to connoisseurs and to ignorant, to men of the world, to artists, to women, to children, to animals even, I have always found the spectators, whoever they might be, show, each in his own way, signs of pleasure and surprise, so admirably is nature rendered therein. And what picture could be presented to you, gentlemen- what spectacle, ladies, could be placed before your eyes more certain of gaining your approval than the faithful portraiture of yourselves? The picture of which I speak is a mirror, and no one has as yet ventured to criticise it. It is to all who look on it a perfect picture, in depreciation of which not a word can be said. You will at once admit that it should be regarded as one of the wonders of the world. I will pass over in silence the pleasure felt by the natural philosopher in meditating upon the strange phenomena presented by light as it reproduces upon that polished surface all the objects of nature. A mirror offers to the sedentary traveller a thousand interesting reflections, a thousand observations which render it at once a useful and precious article. Ye whom Love has held or still holds under his sway, learn that it is before a mirror.that he sharpens his darts, and contemplates his cruelties. There it is that he plans his manoeuvres, studies his tactics, and prepares himself for the war he wishes to declare. There he practices his killing glances and little affectations, and sly pout-ings, just as a player practices, with himself for spectator, before appearing in public. A mirror, being always impartial and true, brings before the eyes of the...

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Author : Xavier De Maistre
Publisher : Theclassics.Us
Data Published : 12 September 2013
ISBN : 1230254706
EAN : 9781230254708
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 20 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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