Red Cotton Night-cap Country, Or, Turf and Towers (Google eBook)

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Smith Elder, 1873 - 282 pages
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Page 240 - Mad ! ' No ! sane, I say. Such being the conditions of his life, Such end of life was not irrational. Hold a belief, you only half-believe, With all-momentous issues either way, And I advise you imitate this leap, Put faith to proof, be cured or killed at once...
Page 134 - Some time, in that far land we dream about, Where every man is his own architect. But then the couple here in question, each At one in project for a happy life, Were by no acceptation of the word...
Page 19 - Electric sparks, or to tenuity Pull forth the inmost wailing of the wire No cat-gut could swoon out so much of soul ! " Three hundred violin-varieties Exposed to public view ! And dare I doubt 275 Some future enterprise shall give the world Quite as remarkable a Night-cap-show?
Page 5 - Which, breaking surface, brings before the ball Of sight, a beauty buried everywhere. If we have souls, know how to see and use, One place performs, like any other place, The proper service every place on earth Was framed to furnish man with : serves alike To give him note that, through the place he sees, A place is signified he never saw, But, if he lack not soul, may learn to know.
Page 266 - s all. But intellect adjusts the means to ends, Tries the low thing, and leaves it done, at least ; No prejudice to high thing, intellect Would do and will do, only give the means.

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