"No Gentlemen"

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Houghton Mifflin Company, 1881 - White Mountains - 348 pages
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Page 52 - Auld Nature swears the lovely dears Her noblest work she classes, O; Her 'prentice han' she tried on man, An
Page 125 - And her eyes on all my motions with a mute observance hung. And I said, " My cousin Amy, speak, and speak the truth to me, Trust me, cousin, all the current of my being sets to thee.
Page 326 - Leaves and joyous birds went by her, like a dim, half-waking dream ; And her soul was only conscious of life's gladdest summer gleam. At the old lane's shady turning lay a well of water bright, Singing soft its hallelujah to the gracious morning light.
Page 307 - When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take me up...
Page 265 - ... in the sun, and flings The spray from the flash of his finny wings ; Then falls on his side, and, drunken with fright, Is towed to the shore like a staggering barge, Till beached at last on the sandy marge, Where he dies with the hues of the morning light, While his sides with a cluster of stars are bright. The angler in his basket lays The constellation, and goes his ways.
Page 98 - But Fortune, like some others of her sex, Delights in tantalizing and tormenting ; One day we feed upon their smiles — the next Is spent in swearing, sorrowing, and repenting. (If in the last four lines the author lies, He's always ready to apologize.) CLVI.
Page 126 - Do tell me, what is the use of writing books to make one cry ? I hold that a man or woman who publishes a book, has a great responsibility. He or she has no right to make people miserable, even if it is only temporary misery. The better the writer, the greater the responsibility ; " and Ruth bumps her head gently against the post by which she is sitting.
Page 311 - perfect women, nobly planned/ hev got to begin right off sharp, on the'r business o' warnin' an' comfortin' an' commandin', an' it must come dretful hard on 'em in the'r inexperience sometimes, an' they must have panicky moments when the're afeard they hain't commanded right
Page 340 - With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do.
Page 313 - Miss Ivory is a trifle uplifted this morning — her way of being cast down...

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