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Page 300 - God ; yet sets its teeth, Faces calamity, and goes into the fire Another than it was. And in wild hours A people, roaring ripe With victory, rises, menaces, stands renewed, Sheds its old piddling aims, Approves its virtue, puts behind itself The comfortable dream, and goes, Armoured and militant, New-pithed, new-souled, new-visioned, up the steeps To those great altitudes, whereat the weak Live not. But only the strong Have leave to strive, and suffer, and achieve.
Page 34 - Things her disgust at the sight of 'mothers and daughters, grandmothers and demi-mondaines, Russian Grand Duchesses, Austrian Princesses, clasped in the arms of incredible scum from the Argentine, half-castes from Mexico, and farceurs from New York, decadent male things they would not receive in their antechambers before this madness set in!
Page 82 - I have other and terribly important things to do. The husband is most worthy — one wonders what the next few years will bring. Their temperaments must be as the poles.
Page 268 - If the politicians could have that dogged, serene steadfastness which the Tommies, and almost every man has in the trenches, how supreme we should be...
Page 160 - Every man and woman who works should have the right to a good home.
Page 168 - He tried to look out of the window and take an interest in the park, which was entered very soon after leaving the station.
Page 119 - She raised herself on her elbow and looked at him. He was still asleep — and his face was infinitely sad.