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Page 295 - is the real work on which the world stands, and every other is either the continuation of it, or something artificial.' Later I understood even things i Polish noble. which he did not explain. More than once, when I went out to the fields in spring, and saw that all things were growing, I felt that my heart, too, was growing with them. And now I know why that is : In all other relations that a man holds there may be deceit, but the land is truth.
Page 172 - a dead man's will. You were right. You, at least, should not. But, what is to be done ? What is to be done ? ' ' "I have learned that a holograph will, dated, without witnesses, is good to-day in Maryland. If we turned this over to probate, its validity would depend on proof of the writer having been of sound mind when he wrote it, and the gifts made, taken alone, are sane enough? Would the aunts give the hospital...
Page 228 - ... letter from Florence: — I have made the acquaintance here of an able artist in water colors, — a Slav, too, who lives by his art ; but he proves that art is swinishness, and has grown up from a mercantile need of luxury, and from over-much money, which some pile up at the expense of others. . . . He fell upon me as upon a dog, and asserted that to be a Buddhist and to be occupied with art is the summit of inconsistency; but I attacked him still more savagely, and answered, that to consider...