A Few Remarks

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Doubleday, Page, 1904 - 340 pages
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Page 85 - ... Welcome to this reviving breast, And these rejoicing eyes ! 2 The King himself comes near, And feasts his saints to-day ; Here we may sit, and see him here, And love, and praise, and pray. 3 One day, amidst the place Where my dear God hath been, Is sweeter than ten thousand days Of pleasurable sin.
Page 95 - Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock : and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the wind? blew and beat upon that house ; and it fell not : for it was founded upon a rock.
Page 225 - Disturb thy peaceful heart. Nor let tomorrow scare thy rest, With dreams of coming ill; Thy Maker is thy changeless Friend, His love surrounds thee still. Forget thyself and all the world; Put out each feverish light; The stars are watching overhead; Sleep sweet, — good night ! good night ! THE BUTTERFLIES Look at the butterflies!
Page 225 - Georgia's full and sweet approval he might "wrap the drapery of his couch about him and lie down to pleasant dreams...
Page 18 - Wagner up and down my vertebrae, running scales, twiddling up in the treble and thundering down in the bass, just as if I were the keyboard of a Steinway grand — an illusion doubtless heightened by the ivory whiteness of my skin. He wound up by playing that grand show-off piece, the "Battle of Prague," while I joined in with the "Cries of the Wounded.
Page 25 - keep a-pushin' and a-shovin'" until you lay the foundation of a felon on the end of your finger, and finally the dusky Ethiopian reluctantly emerges from his place of concealment and gazes at you scornfully. You suggest that the temperature is all right for " India's Coral Strand, " but is too ardent to be compatible with Jaeger hygienic underwear. Whereupon he removes the roof, sides and bottom of the car and the mercury falls to three below zero, while you sit there and freeze to death, not daring...
Page 15 - hot room," where a number of gentlemen were lolling about and perspiring affably and fluently. Being of a timid, shrinking nature, I was somewhat embarrassed on entering a room thus filled with strangers, and the more so as I realized that my costume was too bizarre and striking for one of my willowy proportions. So I flung myself with an affectation of easy grace upon a marble divan, but immediately arose therefrom with a vivid blush and a large blister. I then sat upon a seething chair until I...
Page 17 - Come off, young feller; I know my biz, " and swooped down upon my digestive organs. Manipulation consists of disjointing, dismembering, bruising and rending limb from limb, and may be healthful, but it is not popular with me. This man said he was a pianist also, and that he could manipulate and at the same time strengthen his fingers and improve his technique, and to illustrate he struck a few resounding chords in the small of my back and then proceeded to interpret Wagner up and down my vertebrae,...
Page 26 - AM, you finally retire, you wonder why you didn't sit up and doze instead of going to bed to lie wide awake. Some folks sleep in sleeping-cars — any one who has ears can swear to that — but I am not so gifted. I attribute this mainly to the blankets (so-called!). Bret Harte says a sleeping-car blanket is of the size and consistency of a cold buckwheat cake, and sets equally as well upon you. Certainly they are composed of some weird, uncanny substance, hot in summer, cold in winter, and maddening...
Page 263 - No quarter — nothing less than a half dollar." They keep the pot boiling down there, and the lid is off, and you can look right in. They have a club where you can play games of chance. They are not really games of chance — they are sure things. I tried it. You pick a number and put a dollar or two on it, and if the marble rolls right you get thirty-five for one. But I proved to be a poor picker. Still, you do have a chance, and that beats Wall Street, where you have no chance at al. I believe...

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