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Doubleday, Page & Co., 1903 - American wit and humor - 423 pages
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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 223 - 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 223 - Georgia's full and sweet approval he might "wrap the drapery of his couch about him and lie down to pleasant dreams...
Page 15 - gentle art" myself, but I am ever loath to be played for a sucker. I was next ushered into the " 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...
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 16 - ... 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 came to a boil, when I...
Page 416 - FRIENDS. Old friends are best. King James used to call for his old shoes ; they were easiest for his feet.
Page 308 - Vreeland's rise is this : He was steward down in the Madison Avenue Car Stables and one of his duties was to water the horses. Even the horses had to take water when Vreeland came around. They nourished their horses on water and straw and in hot weather they allowed them the privilege of drinking the water through a straw. Well, WC Whitney happened to see him engaged in the prosecution of his duties and he said to himself, "Any man who is as skilful as that at watering stock ought to be at the head...
Page 105 - Home. If Uncle Russell had to travel on his shape, he never would see much of the world Yet beneath that ragged coat there beats a heart which as a beater can't be beat — a heart as true (so the Standard Gas people say) as true as steal.
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...

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