Sabrina Warham: The Story of Her Youth

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Macmillan, 1904 - English fiction - 439 pages
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Page 95 - A little tongue of flame lapped round the ferrule ; in the centre it showed blue where the chemical action of heat on metal had begun. David bent forward and stared into the fire, giving no sign, saying no word. He drove the stick a little further home, only a little further: inch by inch the fire crept along the wood. Language not to be repeated came now from the farmer ; his voice rose to a roar, wrath choked him ; he broke into a whine wrung out by physical pain.
Page 287 - You have no right to speak to me like that—' 'I have the right of an employer who sees gilt where he believed he caught a glimpse of gold. All was rather romantically tragic while you believed Tristao's mother to be dead, but now you learn that she is very much alive you mount your virginal high horse and flourish the whip of virtue.
Page 422 - Oh, Edith, I beg your pardon ! I quite forgot that I was leaving you alone. Will you forgive me, just this once ? I...
Page 94 - Extending it toward the fire, he began polcing at the faggots ; then, levering a log, he worked in the end, and there let it rest. Old Lorry, watching from his chair, cried peevishly— " Now, boy, now, you are burning that ash stick ! " It was even so. A little tongue of flame lapped round the ferrule ; in the centre it showed blue where the chemical action of heat on metal had begun.
Page 191 - Church^understands, as no other does, how to distil a pure religious essence from the rankest superstition ; but with the Irish no such alchemy is required. Among Catholics they are early Christians. — Charles Booth's " Life and Labour in London." Science is the most speculative and romantic thing I know ; it is cram-full of the most colossal assumptions. — Laurence Houseman. Without the blessing of Almighty God, which can only be obtained by obedience to His laws, no legislative measures passed...
Page 94 - I've made my son what he ought to be, and he's no rogue ; and maybe he'll thank hjs old father for it some day, though I may be in my grave then. Ay, you don't better the stick, I say; no other thrashing-machine ever come up to it. David, he looks at that and he remembers who it was once mastered him, and would still if 'twere needed. That's the truth, Zabby.
Page 132 - THE touch of spring upon the senses is never so strong as at that short heralding period of the year before it gives vision to the eye.
Page 335 - if it will be any satisfaction to you to know that I have adopted Lottie Gage's child as my own. It seemed, under the circumstances, the only right thing to be done.
Page 94 - David, he looks at that and he remembers who it was once mastered him, and would still if 'twere needed. That's the truth, Zabby." He added for a finish, nodding across the hearth to where his son sat passively regarding the flames, " David there, he hears well enough what I tell 'e ; and he ha'n't got a word to say against it.
Page 428 - Pushed by invisible forces from the rear it crawled slowly inland, with the air of a blind man feeling his way; the soil...

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