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Page 71 - You are old, Father William,' the young man said, 'And your hair has become very white; And yet you incessantly stand on your head - Do you think, at your age, it is right?' 'In my youth,' Father William replied to his son, 'I feared it might injure the brain; But, now that I'm perfectly sure I have none, Why, I do it again and again.
Page 279 - This Is a decidely powerful story of an uncommon type, and breaks fresh ground in fiction. ... All the leading characters in the book — Almayer, his wife, his daughter, and Dain, the daughter's native lover — are well drawn, and the parting between father and daughter has a pathetic naturalness about it, unspoiled by straining after effect. There are, too, some admirably graphic passages in the book. The approach of a monsoon Is most effectively described. . . . The name of Mr. Joseph Conrad...
Page 285 - Trinity College, Cambridge, and now private secretary to the Right Hon. J. Chamberlain at the Colonial Office. Each volume will be placed in competent hands, and will contain the best portrait obtainable of its subject, and a map showing his special contribution to the Imperial edifice. The first to appear will be a Life of Sir Walter Ralegh, by Major Hume, the learned author of
Page 279 - is perhaps the finest piece of fiction that has been published this year, as ' Almayer's Folly ' was one of the finest that was published in 1895 ... Surely this is real romance — the romance that is real.
Page 104 - Prayer of the minister of the Cumbrays, two miserable islands in the mouth of the Clyde : ' O Lord, bless and be gracious to the Greater and the Lesser Cumbrays, and in thy mercy do not forget the adjacent islands of * Archibald Campbell, Esq., Lord Lieutenant of Renfrewshire, and often MP for Glasgow.
Page 285 - THOMAS MAITLAND; the Mastery of the Mediterranean. By WALTER FREWEN LORD. 3. JOHN CABOT AND HIS SONS ; the Discovery of North America. By C. RAYMOND BEAZLEY, MA 4.
Page 279 - ... living realities of Mr. Conrad's invention — of Lingard, of the inimitable Almayer, the one-eyed Babalatchi, the Naturalist, of the pious Abdulla— all novel, all authentic. Enough has been written to show Mr. Conrad's quality. He imagines his scenes and their sequence like a master ; he knows his individualities and their hearts ; he has a new and wonderful field in this East Indian Novel of his. . . . Greatness is deliberately written ; the present writer has read and re-read his two books,...
Page 286 - The importance of health as the most valuable of our national assets is coming to be more and more recognised, and the place of the doctor in Society and in the State is becoming one of steadily increasing prominence ; indeed, Mr. Gladstone said not many years ago that the time would surely come when the medical profession would take precedence of all the others in authority as well as in dignity. The development of medicine from an empiric art to an exact science is one of the most important and...
Page 71 - You are old,' said the youth, 'and your jaws are too weak For anything tougher than suet; Yet you finished the goose, with the bones and the beak - Pray how did you manage to do it?