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The Bow of Orange Ribbon A Romance of New York   By: (1831-1919)

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[Illustration: She was going down the steps with him]

[Transcribers note: A title has been created for an unlisted illustration on p102 of the original text and inserted into the list of illustrations.]

THE BOW OF ORANGE RIBBON

A ROMANCE OF NEW YORK

BY AMELIA E. BARR AUTHOR OF "JAN VEDDER'S WIFE" "A DAUGHTER OF FIFE" ETC.

WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY THEO. HAMPE

NEW YORK DODD, MEAD & COMPANY PUBLISHERS

Copyright, 1886, 1893 BY DODD, MEAD & COMPANY

All rights reserved

Typography Presswork

BY ROCKWELL AND CHURCHILL, BY JOHN WILSON AND SON,

Boston Cambridge .

BY PERMISSION

This Book is Dedicated

TO THE

HOLLAND SOCIETY OF NEW YORK

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She was going down the steps with him May in New York one hundred and twenty one years ago Joris Van Heemskirk Locking up the cupboards She was tying on her white apron "Come awa', my bonnie lassie" Knitting Neil and Bram Tail piece Chapter heading With her spelling book and Heidelberg The amber necklace In one of those tall backed Dutch chairs Tail piece Chapter heading He heard her calling him to breakfast The quill pens must be mended A Guelderland flagon "A very proper love knot" Tail piece Chapter heading Hyde flung off the touch with a passionate oath Batavius stood at the mainmast He took her in his arms A little black boy entered Tail piece Chapter heading "Sir, you are very uncivil" "Listen to me, thy father!" He took his solitary tea On the steps of the houses Tail piece Chapter heading "Katherine, I am in great earnest" "In the interim, at your service" "Why do you wait?" The swords of both men sprung from their hands Tail piece Chapter heading Oh, how she wept! "O Bram! is he dead?" The streets were noisy with hawkers Katherine was close to his side Tail piece Chapter heading In its satin depths Katherine knelt by Richard's side "I am faint" "Don't trouble yourself to come down" "Listen to me!" Tail piece Chapter heading They stood together over the budding snowdrops His whole air and attitude had expressed delight "I am going to take the air this afternoon" "I will go with you, Richard" Tail piece Chapter heading "Madam, I come not on courtesy" "O mother, my sister Katherine!" "Oh, my cheeny, my cheeny!" Plain and dark were her garments Tail piece Chapter heading Katherine stood with her child in her arms The garden next fell under Katherine's care "Thou has a grandson of thy own name" Plate old and new "Make me not to remember the past" With a great sob Bram laid his head against her breast Chapter heading She spread out all her finery All kinds of frivolity and amusement "Dick, I am angry at you" She was softly singing to the drowsy child Chapter heading She was stretched upon a sofa She stood in the gray light by the window Chapter heading She knelt speechless and motionless Jane lifted her apron to her eyes "O Richard, my lover, my husband!" Chapter heading "One night in Rome, in a moment, the thing was altered," "I must draw my sword again" "We have closed his Majesty's custom house forever" "I am reading the Word" He was standing on the step of his high counting desk. Chapter heading Lysbet and Catherine were unpacking He marshalled the six children in front of him The City Hall He swung a great axe Lysbet's hands gave it to them Tail piece

THE BOW OF ORANGE RIBBON

[Illustration: May in New York one hundred and twenty one years ago]

I.

" Love, that old song, of which the world is never weary ."

It was one of those beautiful, lengthening days, when May was pressing back with both hands the shades of the morning and the evening; May in New York one hundred and twenty one years ago, and yet the May of A... Continue reading book >>




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