- Project Runeberg -  America of the Fifties: Letters of Fredrika Bremer /

(1924) [MARC] Author: Fredrika Bremer
Table of Contents / Innehåll | << Previous | Next >>
  Project Runeberg | Like | Catalog | Recent Changes | Donate | Comments? |   

Full resolution (TIFF) - On this page / på denna sida - Brooklyn, November 5, 1849

scanned image

<< prev. page << föreg. sida <<     >> nästa sida >> next page >>

Below is the raw OCR text from the above scanned image. Do you see an error? Proofread the page now!
Här nedan syns maskintolkade texten från faksimilbilden ovan. Ser du något fel? Korrekturläs sidan nu!

This page has been proofread at least once. (diff) (history)
Denna sida har korrekturlästs minst en gång. (skillnad) (historik)

as a remarkably handsome man with dark eyes
and hair—a head which might have belonged to a
Spaniard. He must have been exceptionally handsome
as a young man. He was engaged to a young
lady of rare beauty and excellence; it would have
been difficult to meet with a handsomer pair. But
she died, and Washington Irving never again
sought another bride. He has been wise enough
to content himself with the memory of a perfect
love and to live for literature, friendship, and
nature. He is a sage without wrinkles or gray hair.
Irving was at this time occupied with his Life of
, which will shortly be sent to press.

Among other good things that awaited me in
New York was an offer from a much-esteemed
publisher, Mr. George P. Putnam, the one who is
bringing out the works of Miss Sedgwick, to publish
a new and handsome edition of my writings,
which have hitherto been printed and circulated
here at a low price, and to allow me the same
pecuniary advantage as a native author. Mr.
Downing was pleased with the proposal, because
he knows Mr. Putnam to be a thoroughly honorable
and trustworthy man.

It was not without pain that I parted from the
Downings, with whom I had spent so richly intellectual
and delightful a time—I will call it my honeymoon in
the New World—and to whom I

<< prev. page << föreg. sida <<     >> nästa sida >> next page >>

Project Runeberg, Tue Nov 12 12:19:57 2019 (aronsson) (diff) (history) (download) << Previous Next >>

Valid HTML 4.0! All our files are DRM-free