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Page 237 - Ouida in her old age has written her best book." —Evening Sun, " It is the strongest she has written with the possible exception of 'Under Two Flags.
Page 240 - The interview with Lincoln is one of the finest bits of dialogue in a modern book." — Chicago Herald. " Will probably be the most popular and saleable novel since Robert Elsmere."— Republican. " One of the most instructive and fascinating writers of our time." — Courier -Journal, Louisville. "Is calculated to command as wide attention as Judge Tourgge's "Fool's Errand." — NY Evening Telegram. " Has enriched American literature.
Page 237 - She has not lost any of her cynicism nor any of her skill to weave a seductive plot." — Boston Globe. "There is a distinct moral purpose running all through the book, a purpose which it will be impossible for the most careless reader to overlook. " — Ths Beacon, Boston. " A clever story of English high life as it is represented to-day." — The Bookseller. "A decided story-interest and some clever character drawing.
Page 240 - An Unofficial Patriot By HELEN H. GARDENER " It is a side of the slavery question of which Northern people knew nothing."— -John A. Cockerill, NY Advertiser. " Strong and picturesque sketches of camp and field in the days of the Civil War.
Page 124 - For a joy to men on earth, therefore, let it bo so. Lotus, transform thyself into a living maiden, and stand before me." Then the water vibrated tenderly, as if touched by the wing of a swallow, the night became clearer, the moon beamed brighter, stronger trilled the note of the nightingale, followed by a deep silence, and the miracle was done. There before Krishna stood the lotus in human form divine. The god himself was astonished. " Thou wert a flower of the lake," he said; " be now a flower of...
Page 237 - There is not a dull page in the novel. " — Boston Gazette. " Ouida's stories are never dull, and this one is quite as lively as any of the others.
Page 125 - Thou hast told me to be an embodiment of the lotus, therefore I have preserved my former nature; and now I fear, Lord, the earth and all there is thereon. Where wilt thou command me to abide?" Krishna lifted his wise eyes to the stars, mused awhile, then said: " Do you wish to dwell on the mountain-tops?" " Snow and cold are there; I fear them." " Then I will build thee a crystal palace in the clear depths of the lake.
Page 128 - ... Radiant as a summer day, quiet as a wave of the Ganges, the maiden was entering into her appointed dwelling-place; but suddenly, as she was looking into the heart of Valmiki, her face paled, and as a chilling wind a great fear enveloped her, and Krishna wondered. "Embodied flower," questioned he, "dost thou fear even the heart of the poet?" "Lord," answered the maiden, "where dost thou command me to dwell? Behold in this one heart I see the snowy mountain-tops, the watery depths full of wondrous...