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UNCLE TOM'S CABIN; OR
CHAPTER XXVI.
DEATH.
" Weep not for those whom the veil of the tomb, In life's early morning1, hath hid from our eyes."
Eva's bedroom was a spacious apartment, which, like all the other rooms in the house, opened on to the broad veranda. The room communicated, on one side, with her father and mother's apartment; on the other, with that appropriated to Miss Ophelia. St. Clare had gratified his own eye and taste, in furnishing this room in a style that had a peculiar keeping with the character of her for whom it was intended. The windows were hung with curtains of rose-colored and whke muslin ; the floor was spread with a matting which had been ordered in Paris, to a pat­tern of his own device, having round it a border of rose­buds and leaves, and a centre-piece with full-blown roses. The bedstead, chairs, and lounges were of bamboo, wrought in peculiarly graceful and fanciful patterns. Over the head of the bed was an alabaster bracket, on which a beautiful sculptured angel stood, with drooping wings, holding out a crown of myrtle-leaves. From this de­pended, over the bed, light curtains of rose-colored gauze, striped with silver, supplying that protection from mosqui­toes which is an indispensable addition to all sleeping accommodation in that climate. The graceful bamboo lounges were amply supplied with cushions of rose-colored damask, while over them, depending from the hands of sculptured figures, were gauze curtains similar to those of the bed. A light, fanciful bamboo table stood in the mid­dle of the room, where a Parian vase, wrought in the shape