Nancy Stair: A Novel

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D. Appleton and Company, 1904 - 385 pages
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Page 103 - It's no in titles nor in rank ; It's no in wealth like Lon'on Bank, To purchase peace and rest ; It's no in makin muckle mair: It's no in books ; it's no in lear, To make us truly blest : If Happiness hae not her seat And centre in the breast, We may be wise, or rich, or great, But never can be blest : Nae treasures, nor pleasures, Could make us happy...
Page vii - For woman is not undevelopt man, But diverse : could we make her as the man, Sweet love were slain : his dearest bond is this, Not like to like, but like in difference. Yet in the long years liker must they grow ; The man be more of woman, she of man ; He gain in sweetness and in moral height, Nor lose the wrestling thews that throw the world ; She mental breadth, nor fail in childward care...
Page vii - Auld Nature swears, the lovely dears Her noblest work she classes, O : Her 'prentice han' she try'd on man, An
Page xii - For auld lang syne, my dear, For auld lang syne, We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet, For auld lang syne. We twa hae run about the braes, And pu'd the gowans fine ; But we've wander'd mony a weary foot Sin auld lang syne. For auld, &c. We twa hae paidl't i...
Page 27 - you are the one •who is worth all that a woman has to give, and the blood of all the lawless folk of which I come speaks for you, Jock Stair ! For ye woo as a man should woo; and I'm won as a woman should be won, because she has no will left to choose.
Page 344 - This defence would be presumptive evidence, but it is manifest that it would overturn that which was positive. The true question therefore is not what is the kind of evidence in this cause, but it is what is the result of it in your minds. If it has failed to satisfy you of the guilt of the prisoner — if your minds are not convinced — if they vacillate and remain in doubt as to this question, you must acquit her, be the character of the evidence what it may, positive or presumptive, because the...
Page 135 - " I had intended to remain away till I saw you. What do you think I shall do now? " his grace asked. " How should I know, my lord duke? " Nancy inquired, with a smile. " What do you think I am going to do now?
Page vii - Ye can't educate women as you can men. They're elemental creatures, and ye can no more change their natures than ye can stop fire from burning.
Page 132 - I have heard from high and low that you have neither the code of a gentleman nor the common honesty of business affairs. It is even argued that you have not the moral perception to see your own lack in such matters.
Page 340 - GENTLEMEN OF THE JURY: " The crime imputed to the prisoner at the bar is that of wilful murder, effected by means and in a manner most abhorred.

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