Coffee and repartee and the idiot

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Harper, 1899 - 221 pages
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Page 56 - When to the sessions of sweet silent thought I summon up remembrance of things past, I sigh the lack of many a thing I sought, And with old woes new wail my dear time's waste...
Page 56 - And moan th' expense of many a vanish'd sight : Then can I grieve at grievances foregone, And heavily from woe to woe tell o'er The sad account of fore-bemoaned moan, Which I now pay as if not paid before. But if the while I think of thee, dear friend, All losses are restored and sorrows end.
Page 220 - Translated. $i oo. THE HOUSE BY THE MEDLAR-TREE. By GIOVANNI VERGA. Translated from the Italian by MARY A. CRAIG.
Page vii - Same as Clink." " Know anything about Elsmere ? " chuckled the genial gentleman. " Nothing — except that it and ' Pigs in Clover ' came out at the same time, and I stuck to the Pigs." And the genial gentleman who occasionally imbibed was so pleased at the plight of the School-Master and of the Bibliomaniac that he invited the Idiot up to his room, where the private stock was kept for just such occasions, and they put in a very pleasant morning together.
Page 219 - BY LILIAN BELL THE INSTINCT OF STEP-FATHERHOOD. Stories. The spirit of fun is found to a greater or less degree in all of the sketches, but at times the fun borders on the tragic so closely that the dividing line between laughter and tears almost fades out of sight. — Brooklyn Eagle. FROM A GIRL'S POINT OF VIEW. The author is so good-humored, quaint, and clever that she has not left a dull page in her book. — Saturday Evening Gazette, Boston.
Page 218 - The Hong-Kong Medal : The Obsession of Robinson Brown : The Peripatetic Hazard : The Lost Ball : The Prime Great Secret.
Page 219 - Written from the heart and with rare sympathy. . . . The writer has a natural and fluent style, and her dialect has the double excellence of being novel and scanty. The scenes are picturesque and diversified. — Churchman, NY THE UNDER SIDE OF THINGS. A Novel. With a Portrait of the Author.
Page vi - Where can I find Clink's books?" put in Mr. Whitechoker, very much interested. The Idiot conveniently had his mouth full of chicken at the moment, and it was to the Schoolmaster who had also read him that they all — the landlady included — looked for an answer. "Oh, I think," returned that worthy, hesitatingly — "I think you'll find Clink in any of the public libraries.
Page 18 - School-Master, pained at the lady's grammar, but too courteous to call attention to it save by the emphasis with which he spoke the word
Page 219 - ... Author. This is a tenderly beautiful story. . . . This book is Miss Bell's best effort, and most in the line of what we hope to see her proceed in, dainty and keen and bright, and always full of the fine warmth and tenderness of splendid womanhood. — Interior, Chicago. THE LOVE AFFAIRS OF AN OLD MAID. So much sense, sentiment, and humor are not often united in a single volume. — Observer, NY 16mo, Cloth, Ornamental, Uncut Edges and Gilt Tops, $1 25 per volume. HARPER & BROTHERS, PUBLISHERS...

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