On the Field of Glory: An Historical Novel of the Time of King John Sobieski

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Little, Brown,, 1906 - Poland - 334 pages
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Page 196 - And if in her sorrow and abandonment and tears she comes to some extraordinary confidence, so much the better ! so much the better ! so much the better...
Page 339 - A book that holds your almost breathless attention as in a vise from the very beginning, for in it love and strife, the most thrilling of all worldly subjects, are described masterfully. — The Boston Journal.
Page 43 - Caesar and all German lands are shivering in front of this avalanche, that I learn why God created us and imposed on us this duty. The Turks themselves know this. Other men may tremble, but we will not, as we have not trembled thus far ; so let our blood flow to the very last drop, and let mine be mixed with the rest of it. Amen.
Page 280 - put the Polish people on horseback, and turned their breasts eastward; by that same act He showed them His will and their calling. He knew why He chose us for that position, and put others behind our shoulders ; hence, if we wish to fulfil His command and our mission. with worthiness, we must face that vile sea} and break its waves with our bosoms.
Page 338 - ... By HENRYK SIENKIEWICZ. Translated from the Polish by JEREMIAH CURTIN. Illustrated. Crown 8vo. $1.50. One of the greatest books of our day. — The Bookman. The book is like a grand historical pageant. — Literary World. Of intense interest to the whole Christian civilization. — Chicago Tribune. Interest never wanes ; and the story is carried through its many phases of conflict and terror to a climax that enthralls. — Chicago Record. As a study of the introduction of the gospel of love into...
Page 280 - Polish people on horseback and turned their breasts eastward," says the old warrior-chaplain, Father Voynovski, in Sicnkiewicz's novel The Field of Glory. " By that same act He showed them His will and their calling. If we wish to fulfil His command and our mission with worthiness, we must face that vile sea and break its waves with our bosoms.

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