With his own ghostly hand, the obscurely seen, but majestic, figure had imparted to me the scarlet symbol and the little roll of explanatory manuscript
With that reply, she turned again to the manuscript
and read these lines:
while, as if by accident, Madonna Selvaggia's moonlike bosom would once more slip out its heavenly silver, perceiving which, Messer Firenzuola would open his manuscript
again and proceed with his sweet learning.
It would seem that the manuscript
is here imperfect, for we do not find the reasons which finally induce the curtal Friar to amend the King's cheer.
This she threw irreverently on a desk, and tossed its pages over until she came to one only partly covered with manuscript
What the Persian knew of this torture-chamber and what there befell him and his companion shall be told in his own words, as set down in a manuscript
which he left behind him, and which I copy VERBATIM.
The landlord taking them out handed them to him to read, and he perceived they were a work of about eight sheets of manuscript
, with, in large letters at the beginning, the title of "Novel of the Ill-advised Curiosity.
I have never told this story, nor shall mortal man see this manuscript
until after I have passed over for eternity.
I saw the manuscript
in his hand, and I knew that when he read it he would realize how much I knew, so I said to him, "I wish I could comfort all who suffer from the heart.
I speak, moreover, from the manuscript
charts that were in the library of the Nautilus--charts evidently due to Captain Nemo's hand, and made after his personal observations.
MY BELOVED MAKAR ALEXIEVITCH,--So eager am I to do something that will please and divert you in return for your care, for your ceaseless efforts on my behalf--in short, for your love for me-- that I have decided to beguile a leisure hour for you by delving into my locker, and extracting thence the manuscript
which I send you herewith.
They had grown gray in study; their eyes were bleared with poring over print and manuscript
by the light of the midnight lamp.