Cinderella, or, The little glass slipper


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Cinderella, or, The little glass slipper a tale for the nursery
Portion of title:
Little glass slipper
Physical Description:
35 p. : ill. ; 12 cm.
Perrault, Charles, 1628-1703
Diggens, J
Tabart and Co
Printed for Tabart and Co.
Place of Publication:
J Diggens
Publication Date:
12th ed.


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Fairy tales -- 1807   ( rbgenr )
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England -- London


Statement of Responsibility:
from the French of C. Perrault.
General Note:
Publisher's advertisement <1> p. following text, and p. <4> of printed paper wrapper.
General Note:
Cover title: Tabart's improved edition of Cinderella, or the little glass slipper.

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University of Florida
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J_ From W'French of C. PerranIt.

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happy as before. Unfortunately, however, the lady he chanced to fix upon was the proudest and the haughtiest woman ever known; she was always out of humour with every one; nobody could please her, and she rettirned 'the civilities of those about her with the most affronting disdain. She had two daughters by a former husband, whom 'she had brought up to be proud and idle; indeed,; in temper and beamviour they perfectly esembled their mother; they did not: love their b6oks, and would not learn to work; in short they were diiked, by eve ry body.

The gentleman ori Iiis side bad, a d-auOiter abo, mJ10, III Sweet-a ness of' temper and behaviorn,
-n-As th6 exadi'likeness- of h-exr., owil mother; for who,,e 'dmth he-, Id so mudi lamenleA; an&,,%vb(" lender care d'I'As little gid lie was in hojjes to scc replamd b that. of'bis new bride'.
Tut warcely-'was Abe marriage ceremony (Yver; before 111NI wife hkgan% to. -sbew her rcal !tempere-1
--be eould ixotbear'- tbe pretty 144 tlv -4:1, b&duw hc!Cswcct -ohli ging inaniten-atia(ic ihoseof -*r own da'ugfitus-, appear" a thou. f;and tilme,; more odious ana cils. agreeable.

-She- 'tb,( rcfore occiered ber, to -e in the, i(che"i ; and, if c-, ox lie 'br6tO aoy fi '111"'I bto the
varlour I alvvay, scbltWd,-) her till i1w" vv,is Out'of sight, She m"I'de ber; IvuA' 1-ith the, ser#ants ill wa 'hjhg t1id diAieSI ald I- i-ii b blii4Aic tables,,aiid di-Jrs; it ivw her place to clea -Wmadaju 1 chailir hcr,,.Tud -fliat of thomis mck,"ber mas -rWhituidi
with; bcd (if tho fashion, Mid! loohill,'. vlaf'sc '4 so-lo"? and 14miti"'l-that fTo I in
beaA to fbot -iu-. fivem ; ii li'le tke jlaic crc-tture 'henelf vva-s 'I'dreed

10~ sleep up in .a dirtypgdrret,~p on a wretch ed: straIi bad, wit&lilcurtains, or aniy thign to muake

wiLt the greatest,;4ahviice, not &triig to compl1aini to lecrIfaher,
*Whio she Xfeared wouil only retprove her, ~forshaw that hsif. verned him entirely. _Whn sJLQ had4dq~ne all her 'vorli, 4ch ui0 t4 !4t. in the" dne114v-Oneramn~ong the cin~ders so -Wvent bv. tbhe name of Ciniderbreech in the houscev thle yoiuager of' t1110 two iS;ters, 4)however beimg, rather 'more civil th~an the
A4 elder,

eldcr, called heri Cinderella. And Cinderella, dirty and ragged as she was, as often happens in such cases, was a thousand times pret-tier than her sisters-in-law, dressed out in all their splendour.
It happened that the king's son gave a ball, to which he invited all the persons of fashion in the country: our two mises were of the n-iumniber; for the king's san did not know how disagreeable they were at home, but supposed as they were so much indulged, that they were extremely amiable. He did not invite Cinderella, for he had never seen nor heard of her.

The two sis terse, began inune-liatli .6 h& very buSy in prepaLring for. thehtappy day: -a-othing could exceed their joy ; every moment of their time wa's Spent in fancying such growns, shoes, and beada.drsse as would set themoff to- the gfreatfest adv7antager.
All this i-was a source of new Vexation, to poor Cinderella, for it was her business to Iron andl

falked of iothing but holv they
ihud be dressed. I, id
the eldest, ","ill wear mv scarlet' velvet with Frenich trimming." "And TI,3;sid the younges-t,

liall -wear the ts;amepetti'CoLt I liad maiie lo- the lost -ball ; biA ttieft, w make amendss, for tlmt, I Aia!t pia on my grold muslin-train,, aml vear myl diamonds'.in my ball, : v li', tbc- c I musti ccrtainlv look-., Well." TI icy sent, sever:11 t r-drcsser
IIIIICS' for bes Iail that. N as to. be had9 and all 1heivo fiameilts wexe, bought at, 111C most fashi vpaJA e sho'.
i 7 of th 61 bAll. tile NI 6-111C4 lit) C", Jerel a w consult with fier their dress, 'for
tb cy kne-vv slio. fiad a great de-'d of I iz te Cii-derella..gave them t1le-hest- actvimshe could, and even

eve a ofrefc-t- fo as 44 in A-djuAing t1lelf
c-, ,actlv wfiat ificy %v-inted, and thc -1-adly accepted ber proposal.
Wfilte Cinderella was busily engaged in dresftig her sister. fliev 'mid to her, Should you
-not like, C'11(terelti to (ro tic) the b: I'I Ali!" replic(l Cinder;- 7()jj are 011 Iv laughing at nic it I not for UCJI girls -,fS I wn to Ounk or pim, to ball ."
You are in the ri Igut," qa-id thev; 11 folks might laugh indved to zce a Cimlerbreech dancitiv in a ball-room."
Any other t4an Cindere-IN
A G Would

would have tried to make the haughty creatures look as ugly as she could; but the sweet-tempered girl, on the contrary, did every thing slO, could think of to make them look well.
Thq sisters had scarcely eaten any thing for two days, so great was their joy as the happy day drew near. -More than a dozen laces were broken in endeavouring to give them a fine slender shape, and they were always standing before the looking-glass. At length the much-wishedfor moment arrived ; the proud misses stepped into a beautiful carriage,

cari ige, and, followed by setvalts in rich fiverieg, drove towards the king's palace. inhderella fdllowevd theim wilth hier eyes' as farl as she Could ; and,' when they wcore out of sight, "lhe sat down in a corner and began to cry.
Jller -godmothier, whio saw her te., asked whiasat ailed her. ~'I

poor Cinderella, Nvitliout being albb to say aiiothier word.
The godrnothcr, vdho was a Fairy,- said to her: 11You wish to go to the bal l, Cincierella;i niot that /the" "Ali

yes," replied the poor child, sobbing still more than before.SWell, well, be a good girl,"
said the godmother, "and you
shall go."
She then led Cinderella to her
bed-chamber, and said to her,; Run into the garden and bring me a pumpion." Cinderella flew like lightning, and brought the finest she could meet with. Her godmother scooped out the inside, leaving nothing, but the i rind; she then struck it with her
wand, and the pumpion instantly .became a fine coach gilt all over w ith gold.

-Sbem next JoAxti irltn the
-mous e4rap,,ivbeye she Micel all alive and -hr'i.4k.-Oic 'told Cin.der lla to lift ip 1he 46or (Y-f ffic Itnp very 9 and, as flie, mi-ce-pased &t; i.wrelied, flicin onc by -.o.o ith ber' wand, alld, -.wh bcmme bt-,nit"fid
apple-grev 1 11) 01;' C ik4our.
-ffef e illy C.Mlid", ai 4-0w godinother,, 11 1-., a-coach and JioNe; tool as bandn4we as your si4ets but wh, t A all we do, f(r,, a post I I- lion ?11
1 11-111 r1m5" replied Cilider,.m there be not a, clta5- ",aad sce I L
k A 8 rat

vit hf- the rat-iYap find
ehe he mrill do very_ well for a -postilliah
Well thought of, my 'chirill" said her god-mother'* aake. what, haste you ean."
'Cinderella brought the rattrap, which, to bOr I great JOYI coMained three of the largest rati ever ssepen., The fairV ,cbosc the one wh 1 cb bad the longestbeard mid totiching him with herlyand5 lie was in4antly Aurned into -asmarti.2haudsome postillion, with the f n6st Fair of whisIxers iinaginable '
She ncxt said to Qnderelfii,: CO

,'Go again into the garden, and you, wi ind six, lizards behind the wat~rin-t ;,'t brngthem hither."I This was n~o sooner done, than with a stroke front the fairy's wanjd they wver~e changed into six footmen, who all iniiMe$iately juiplW up.,Iebin the

stood side hby side as clevrly as if ihey hiad been used to nothing else all their lii-es.
The fairy then said toCndr
ellal: Well muy dear, is nlt this such an equipage as you could
wi)for to take you to) th~e ball ? Are you not delightedt iith ia
A 9 --I

Y-e "'::replitO 'Ci na(nnafil M- Ica
btii, mi,-k4 T-!:&o'th-Ittliev i n Iliese RtlPfif-r ags
grodlf.wtbor tocicl .ed I)CT
'Imil 1wr 'rausm,Ianflly bectqnw Ibe Most ihagmji wels tliat WeTe .1 be,1 111 C) P)Def
ful pair d Glas,
';aiid badc'. her scf Out for Ilic palace
Tb C fairy ho,,vcv6.r, before%'She took Jeave 4 Cindevelb; stPictly
Iiavgcd-her, onno Iccount wbatever to stay at the Will, ocf16- the clock had struck TIvelve, te11111(r her

Afe -,61y, 'bik -A single nioin( nt all, r that, lim67
vomM ag:,Jill bdmuke a ImIlitij611" IIWIVI)rpcs 'In ;w, Tier Aofinol lizael ll and tier fille t4cithcs'bc'chaWfOii TWfiNhy Iag .
to ppo m
l r

Vith joy, ilway to

4-As ,ooii, arrivcd, tho
wilwhAlbec'n Infornl-'cAl tbitt' ii _O(iil Nvhbm
ilobbl k-n6 Nvas 6; ie' to the
b' ait, prv -trilW -fit A1,44f, "at tile dbor'ol her carria ,c',luatide(I Iler out

out, and conducted her to the ball-room :
Cinderella no sooner appeared, than every one was silent-; both the dancing and the music stopped, and every body was employed in gazing at the uncommon beauty of the unknown stranger: nothing was, heard but vispers of "How handsome she is!" The king himself, old as he was, could not keep his eycs from her, and continually repeated to the queen, that it was. a long time since he had seen so lovely a creature; The ladies endeavoured to find out how her clothes were made, that

that the mIYinght get Some of ,the
- ~ame pattern -for themselves by the next daly, should they be luck- enovigh to- meet. withi si splendid miateriaib, and such good work-wonmcn to mAe them.
The king's son conducted her to the mo,-t distinihed seat, anid soon aftr led hrout to dance with hi1m. She both moved ,anud danceds gaef4~ that evcry one admired hier still miore than before; and she wvas thought the most beautiful and accom~pliShed lady ecver beheld. IIAfter some time a delicious C01lation was served tip; but t~e

-young prince was so ~busily ei. ployed in looking at her, that he didn't ea a morsel.;
Citiderella seated :herself near her sisters; paid '-them a thousand attentions, and -offred them a part of, the oranges' and sweetmeats with which .the prince had pres-ented her; while they on their part .Nvere quite astonished a these civil1ities from a -latdy'they did not know.
As heywere conversion together, iCinUderella beard the clock strike eleven And. three quartershe rose from her seat, curtiied to the cotnpany, and! havtencd

As soon as she got home -she flew to her godmother, and, after thanking her a thousand times, told her she would give .the world to to go again to the ball the .ext- day, for the king's son had- entreated her to be there.
While she was telling her godmother every thing that had hap-. pened at the ball, the two isters knocked a loud rat tat lat at the door, which Cinderella opened.
How late you have staid!" said she, yawning,, rubbing her eyes, and stretching herself as if just awaked out of her 4eep, tho' she had in truth felt no,desire to sleep since they left her.

SIf you had been at the ball,"
said one of the sisters, let me tell you, you would not have been sleepy'; there came thither the handsomest, yes, the very handsomest princess ever beheld! She paid us a thousand attentions, and made us take a part of the oranges and sweetmeats which
the prince had given her."
Cinderella could scarcely contain herself for laughter ; she asked her sisters the name of this princess, to which they replied, that nobody had been able to discover who she was; that the king's son was extremely grieved


on that account, and had, offered a large reward to any person who could find out where she came from.
Cinderella smiled, and said: How v-ery beautiful she inut be How fortunate you are; Ah! could I but see her for a single moment ; Dear Miss Charlotte, lend me only the yellow gown you wear. every day, and let me go to see her."
Oh I yes, I warrant you! Lend my clothes to a Cinderbreech Do you really suppose me such a fool ? No, no; pray, Miss Pert, mind your own business,

iiess, and leave dresses and ball to your betters."
Cinderella expected some such answer, and was by. no means sorry ; for she would have been sadly at a loss what to do, if her sister had lent her the clothes that she had asked of her.
The next day the two sisters again went to the ball: and so did Cinderella, but dressed still more magnificently than the night before. The king's son was continually by her side, and paid her the most obliging compliments.
The charming young creature WaS

wis far from being tired of all the agreeable things she met with; on the contrary, she was so delighted with them, that she entirely forgot the charge her godmother had given her.
Cinderella at last heard the striking of a clock, and counted one, two, three, on till she came to twelve, though she had supp osed it could be but eleven at the most. She instantly got up, and flew as nimbly as a deer out of the ball-room.
The prince tried to overtake her; but poor Cinderella's fright made her run the fastest. However,-

ever, in her .great hurry, she dropped one of the glass slippers fromlher foot, which the prince stooped down and picked up, and took the greatest care of.
Cinderella got home tired and out of breath, but, in her dirty old clothes, without either coach or footmen, and having nothing left of her magnificence but the fellow of the glass slipper which she had dropped.
In the meantime the prince had inquired of all his guards at the palace gateS if they had not seen a magnificent princess pass out, and which way she went?

30 ,;NDERELI4#
which was the 'prettiest, shape ever beheld;,that the king's son had picked it up, 4Ad had. done "tthing bra look at it all the rc! orf t eVening, and that, every body believed he was violntly inl. love wijh the beautiful ljady, to 'whomn it belongedI.
Th is wvas very t Vue; for,: a feW dasaftejy, the prinO~ ha it'4 pr-7 caiwed, by souid, 'of 't~rmpet, that he wvopld' marry the. lady lvhosc foot should fit the slipper be bad foundJ.
Areprdingly the prince's iwsthen

.aid one of them, "Oat, such at clumnsy, foot as yourssol fit the slipper of the. beautiful princss

who.- brought -the li pppr,.) twned ro-qnd, looked at Cinderella; and observing that she was very handsome* said, that as he was gr4e4 d byv. the, prince topyi on every omi til JIhe .foun her Whom, it fitted", vwts but illt, iJWa Cinderella ,ho904 have hcr turn.
Ying this, lw madt lj~eui sit don; and- putting the slipper toher foot, it, 'i~Tlanly slipped

W I in,,

the beautiful princess whom -the* had seen at the ball. They threat themselves, at her~ feet, and a-sked her forgiveness! for, the, ill treat.
ment she. had- received from thenu Cinderella helped them to risej
antenlderlyr embracing t-hemx
saiid, she forgave 'them wNith ;all
--her heart,) and begged them, to
bestow on iher their affection.
Cin derella was. then conducted,
hedrssed-as she wAs to the 'youiig prince; who, finding her 'More "beautiful than ever, instantly de.a sired her Ato. accept. of. his hand-in
Thed splendid.- ceremony. took place

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