A Corner in Sleep: And Other Possibilities

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Jarrold & Sons, 1900 - 259 pages
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Page 104 - Hath not a Jew eyes? Hath not a Jew hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions? Fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases, healed by the same means, warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer as a Christian is? If you prick us, do we not bleed? If you tickle us, do we not laugh? If you poison us, do we not die? And if you wrong us, shall we not revenge?
Page 77 - Curse not the king, no not in thy thought; and curse not the rich in thy bedchamber: for a bird of the air shall carry the voice, and that which hath wings shall tell the matter.
Page 170 - I ever heard such a thing even whispered; and I am as certain as I am of my own existence, that during the whole of that period, not one act of a corrupt nature had ever been done by any one member of either House.
Page 263 - Vilis" is a novel dealing with life in Siberia as it really is,. not as we have hitherto imagined it, a land of knouts, inhuman Russian officials, and sundry other horrors. In his preface Count de Soissons says, — and we think this quotation needs no addition to show the aim of the book, — "Desiring to destroy the false ideas concerning the Russian Empire that have become so deeply rooted in the minds of most persons, we decided that the best way to accomplish our purpose would be by a novel...
Page 263 - Desiring to destroy the false ideas concerning the Russian Empire that have become so deeply rooted in the minds of most persons, we decided that the best way to accomplish our purpose would be by a novel based on life in Siberia, and this novel was written by Miss Marya Rodziewicz, a noted Polish writer. It is well known that there is not much sympathy between the Russians and Poles. But, at the same time, there is an honesty of purpose in those serious and earnest Polish writers, which, notwithstanding...
Page 262 - Colonial rights in this celebrated Historical Romance, which has attained immense popularity in Canada and the United States of America. The present edition has been thoroughly revised and corrected by the Author, in the light of recent historical developments, and it gives a faithful and vivid portrayal of an intensely dramatic and interesting epoch of eighteenth century history. SOME PRESS OPINIONS. Th« Academy— " The author has spared no pains, and his local colour and historical detail are...
Page 73 - Why, you can be known a week before you arrive ! ' " Holding his handkerchief to his nose he led me along the corridor, and, bowing sarcastically, dismissed me." " Your case is hard, Mr. Gespenst," I said, when he had finished his piteous tale. " Still, the phosphuretted hydrogen is worn out of you by now. You must take a rest, and then start on your profession again.
Page 60 - Grange, once well known as a Haunted House, having during the last five years unaccountably ceased to be tenanted by Spiritual Visitants, all applicants for the post of Haunter of the aforesaid Charkley Grange are requested to call at the offices of the Society for Introducing Ghosts to Psychic Amateurs, between the hours of two and seven pm, on any afternoon during the present week. No Ghost need apply after November igth.
Page 64 - I shall be delighted to receive Mr. Gespenst or any other ghost you may like to send. I venture, however, to say that Mr. Gespenst is not so likely to enjoy his reception as I shall be to give it. I should have thought the fate of his ten predecessors would have deterred him from the attempt. It is no easy matter to haunt Me. "Yours truly, "WELLINGTON CHURCHILL CHARKLEY- JONES.
Page 68 - I who had laughed at the tales of the natural, to be thus dogged by a shadow! Without a word, too terrified to shriek, I fled from that abominable chamber, conscious that wherever I went that horrid thing was following me ! And it pursues me still ! " I looked, and saw that it was so in very truth. Mr. Gespenst had really a shadow, which moved everywhere with him. How the Major had achieved this...

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