Gerard: Or, The World, the Flesh, and the Devil : a Novel, Volume 2

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Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent, 1891 - Fantasy fiction, English - 237 pages

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Page 80 - DEATH. DEATH is here, and death is there, Death is busy everywhere, All around, within, beneath, Above, is death — and we are death. Death has set his mark and seal On all we are and all we feel, On all we know and all we fear, First our pleasures die — and then Our hopes, and then our fears — and when These are dead, the debt is due, Dust claims dust — and...
Page 6 - Use every man after his desert, and who shall 'scape whipping ? ' I don't like to take you out of your way, Mr.
Page 142 - ... moving, flapping, swaying as the wind blew. Living on the top floor of the tenement, she could see down the alleyway in back. She could see the clotheslines going crisscross and zigzag all the way down to the bottom floors. After waiting a little while, she got up and walked to the kitchen. Her mother was sitting with her elbows on the table, her face buried in her hands, supporting her head as she bent slightly forward. Aunt Delia was sitting on one side of her and Sophie was sitting on the...
Page 144 - ... would as soon think of cutting off his right hand, as of being rude or unkind to his mother.
Page 45 - In spite of this persistent jaundice the patient has felt fairly well, except for the occasional attacks of "weakness" which affect her. There is, of course, the unpleasantness associated with the discolouration of the skin, but she can take food, except fats, very well, and she is able to do her work at home, and to walk a fair distance without much difficulty. It is not uncommon to meet with instances in literature of patients in whom jaundice persisted for a much longer time than fourteen months.
Page 53 - You have too much mental power to be turned to the right or to the left by any poet, be he never so great a genius.

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