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Vanitas By Vernon Lee Characters: 1706

Updated: 2017-12-06 00:03


When the man from the cook-shop under the archway and the footman entered the room, it was pitch dark. Madame Krasinska was lying in the middle of the floor, by the side of an overturned chair, and under a hook in the rafter whence hung her Russian girdle. When she awoke from her swoon, she looked slowly round the room; then rose, fastened her collar and murmured, crossing herself, "O God, thy mercy is infinite." The men said that she smiled.

Such is the legend of Madame Krasinska, known as Mother Antoinette Marie among the Little Sisters of the Poor.

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Printed by Ballantyne, Hanson & Co

Edinburgh and London

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TRANSCRIBER'S NOTE

Publisher's advertising, which faces the title page in the original book, has been moved to the end of the listings following this note.

Missing punctuation has been silently added, es

pecially quotation marks. Hyphenation is inconsistent.

The following additional changes have been made:

… implored Mrs. Wanderwerf … … implored Mrs. Vanderwerf …

… to the South Kensington Musuem … … to the South Kensington Museum …

… c'est notre facon … … c'est notre fa?on …

In the advertising following this note, the name Bacharcah was corrected to read Bacharach.

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Mr. William Heinemann's List.

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VICTORIA:

QUEEN AND EMPRESS.

BY

JOHN CORDY JEAFFRESON,

Author of "The Real Lord Byron," etc.

In Two Volumes, 8vo. With Portraits.

[In October.

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TWENTY-FIVE YEARS IN THE

SECRET SERVICE.

THE RECOLLECTIONS OF A SPY.

BY

MAJOR LE CARON.

In One Volume, 8vo. With Portraits and Facsimiles.

[In October.

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REMINISCENCES OF

COUNT LEO NICHOLAEVITCH

TOLSTOI.

BY

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