Book Chat, Volume 3 (Google eBook)

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William George Jordan, Adr Schade van Westrum
Brentano Bros., 1888 - American literature
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Page xv - Lees and Clutterbuck. BC 1887 : A RAMBLE IN BRITISH COLUMBIA. By JA LEES and WJ CLUTTERBUCK.
Page xxv - A History of Our Own Times, from the Accession of Queen Victoria to the General Election of 1880. Four Vols. demy Svo, cloth extra, 12s. each. Also a POPULAR EDITION, in Four Vols. crown 8vo, cloth extra, 6s. each. A Short History of Our Own Times.
Page 488 - Very well this time, then," she answered, looking wistfully at the barrel. "But what is the man's calling, and where is he one of, that he should come in and join us like this?" "I don't know. I'll ask him again.
Page 488 - I'll ask him again.' The catastrophe of having the mug drained dry at one pull by the stranger in cinder-grey was effectually guarded against this time by Mrs Fennel. She poured out his allowance in a small cup, keeping the large one at a discreet distance from him. When he had tossed off his portion the shepherd renewed his inquiry about the stranger's occupation. The latter did not immediately reply, and the man in the chimneycorner, with sudden demonstrativeness, said, 'Anybody may know my trade...
Page 15 - English Synonymes Explained in Alphabetical Order. With copious Illustrations and Examples drawn from the Best Writers. To which is now added an Index to the Words.
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Page vii - ENGLISH DICTIONARY. A Dictionary of the English Language, Pronouncing, Etymological, and Explanatory : embracing Scientific and other Terms, Numerous Familiar Terms, and a Copious Selection of Old English Words. By the Rev. JAMES STORMONTH. The Pronunciation Revised by the Rev. PH PHELP, MA Imperial 8vo, Cloth, $6 00; Half Roan, $7 00; Full Sheep, $7 50.
Page 488 - Oliver Giles, John Pitcher the dairyman, the parish-clerk, the engaged man of fifty, the row of young women against the wall, seemed lost in thought not of the gayest kind. The shepherd looked meditatively on the ground, the shepherdess gazed keenly at the singer, and with some suspicion; she was doubting whether this stranger were merely singing an old song from recollection, or was composing one there and then for the occasion. All were as perplexed at the obscure revelation as the guests at Belshazzar's...
Page 8 - Novels are sweets. All people with healthy literary appetites love them almost all women ; a vast number of clever, hard-headed men. Why, one of the most learned physicians in England said to me only yesterday, ' I have just read So-and-So for the second time ' (naming one of Jones's exquisite fictions).
Page 625 - GOD rest ye, merry gentlemen ; let nothing you dismay, For Jesus Christ, our Saviour, was born on Christmasday. The dawn rose red o'er Bethlehem, the stars shone through the gray, When Jesus Christ, our Saviour, was born on Christmas-day. God rest ye, little children ; let nothing you affright, For Jesus Christ, your Saviour, was born this happy night; Along the hills of Galilee the white flocks sleeping lay, When Christ, the Child of Nazareth, was born on Christmas-day. God rest ye, all good Christians...

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