National Miniatures

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A. A. Knopf, 1918 - Statesmen - 302 pages
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Page 216 - ... What can the matter be ? Oh dear ! What can the matter be ? Oh dear ! What can the matter be ? Johnnie's so long at the Fair ! " At the sound of this complaint, delivered in a manly voice, the listener's jaw dropped, and his mouth opened and stayed open. " Him! " he muttered, faintly. " Singin'! " "Well, the old Triangle knew the music of our tread ; How the peaceful Seminole would tremble in his bed ! " sang the editor. " I dunno huccome it," exclaimed the old man, "an' dat ain' hyer ner dar;...
Page 296 - In ditches, fields, or wheresoe'er they felt Their clay for the last time their souls encumber ; — Thrice happy he whose name has been well spelt In the despatch : I knew a man whose loss Was printed Grove, although his name was Grose.
Page 51 - ... could even be suspected of preparing to profit by the creation of a national emergency. And this is not difficult to do. Business in America is patriotic. There is already inbred into it a desire to set America's name before the world as a symbol of success and fair-dealing, and I have not the least doubt that every manufacturing plant in this country could be so related to a central bureau of the government that its special usefulness in time of need would be known in advance, its •wheels...
Page 242 - Silver" may be a good dog, but "I told you so" is a better. Heed it, you jabberwocks, heed it! The tail may wag the dog in Persia, and India and China and Mexico and Peru, but it never has done it in the United States and it never will. Run, you jabberwocks, run! Mr. Watterson was abroad when Bryan threw a convention into hysterics and was nominated. But the shouts of 16 to...
Page 159 - [I]t is unfortunate that Miss Rankin's first important vote on the floor should have been one in which she could not with an easy conscience voice the prevailing sentiment of her own district or of the country at large, for her attitude on the war issue can never be expunged from the record, however earnestly she may devote her energies hereafter to the national cause."3 On the contrary, Rankin's pacifist principles were quite appropriate to the energetic and successful pursuit of her broader "feminist
Page 32 - ... without waiting for the aid or consent of any other nation on earth."55 When, three days after the Fourth of July, the silver forces, jubilant and expectant, moved on to Chicago to do battle for "the money of the common man," William Jennings Bryan was more than hopeful.
Page 157 - ... which is large, straight in outline, and fairly dominates the face, particularly in profile. The chin stands out well, but is round and reduced in conspicuousness by a fullness of the cheeks which extends down to the line of the jaw. Her small, rather slight figure, clad in well-fitting garments . . . adds to her thoroughly feminine effect. The V-shaped opening at the neck, and the use of lace and tulle wherever a man would use flat linen stiff with starch, differentiate her completely from the...
Page 233 - Jane Addams of Hull House loomed large in the history of her special era, and is still cherished as warmly as ever in the popular affections; but Jane Addams of the World seems a small figure projected against a huge background. Hull House and its work she knew from centre to circumference. As her fame spread and she was drawn into other lines of activity, however, her definiteness of vision seemed to suffer. The limit was reached, perhaps, four summers ago, when she became engulfed in the Progressive...
Page 260 - ... brows, give her an air of active mentality which is lacking in some others of her general type. Her face is too symmetrical to be classed as that of a natural "crank," but you have only to talk with her for five minutes in order to discover how strong an appeal the theatrical side of social chaos makes to her. Smiles she reserves mostly for sneering...
Page 248 - Forthwith began to pour in upon him demands that he should visit this and that point in New England on his way to or from Exeter. Up to that time the New Englanders had been somewhat prejudiced against the newcomer in politics because he hailed from what they regarded as a very raw and uncultured region and was himself said to be shockingly uncouth; and with men of so much higher type among their neighbours, why should they go so far afield for a candidate at the coming election?

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