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  • Mme. de La Fayette made a pen-portrait of her, which was thought to be strikingly true.

    The Women of the French Salons

  • One finds greater pleasure in recalling her ardent and romantic attachment to the granddaughter of the Marechale de Luxembourg, the lovely Amelie de Boufflers, Duchesse de Lauzun, whose pen-portrait she sketched so gracefully and so tenderly; whose gentle sweetness and shy delicacy, in the rather oppressive glare of her surroundings, suggest

    The Women of the French Salons

  • Horace Walpole, who met her during his first visit to Paris, and before his intimacy with Mme. du Deffand had colored his opinions, has left a valuable pen-portrait of Mme. Geoffrin.

    The Women of the French Salons

  • It was under this stimulating influence that La Rochefoucauld made the well-known pen-portrait of himself.

    The Women of the French Salons

  • Perhaps this is the reason that no pen-portrait of Theodore Roosevelt ever seemed quite complete.

    The Progressive Democracy of James M. Cox

  • “The Female Spectator,” in emulation of its famous model, commences with a pen-portrait of the writer, which though not intended as an accurate picture, certainly contains no flattering lines.

    The Life and Romances of Mrs Eliza Haywood

  • Similarly, I like to believe that Lord Henry was wrong in his pronouncement upon Sir Oliver, and I am encouraged in this belief by the pen-portrait which he himself appends to it.

    The Sea-Hawk

  • The excellent opportunity Steffens enjoyed of observing Schleiermacher under a great variety of circumstances makes the following pen-portrait he gives of Schleiermacher in those days especially valuable: [9]

    The Theology of Schleiermacher: A Condensed Presentation of His Chief Work, "The Christian Faith"

  • MacDowell has limned her musically in a manner worthy of comparison with the sumptuous pen-portrait of her in Standish

    Edward MacDowell

  • MacDowell has limned her musically in a manner worthy of comparison with the sumptuous pen-portrait of her in Standish O'Grady's “Cuculain”: “a woman of wondrous beauty, bright gold her hair, eyes piercing and splendid, tongue full of sweet sounds, her countenance like the colour of snow blended with crimson.”

    Edward MacDowell

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