What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
A. C. McClurg Abner Abner Jones Algol American asked beautiful better Boxers British butterflies called Cardinal of Lorraine China Chinese Christian church constellations Corsica Crome dark doubt Emden English eyes face fact father feeling fire fish flowers foreign France French German girl give Government hand head heart Hoviley interest Italy knew lady land Legation less light live look Lord Lord Salisbury Madame Marie Corelli matter ment mind Ministers nature ness never night once Pascal passed Peking perhaps pilchards political Prieux question round Russian seemed seen sharks side sleep spirit stars Stino stood story sure thing thought tion took troops turned Victor Emanuel III wall whole wife Wigand woman women words Yamen young Yung Lu
Page 742 - This royal throne of kings, this scept'red isle, This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars, This other Eden, demi-paradise, This fortress built by Nature for herself Against infection and the hand of war, This happy breed of men, this little world, This precious stone set in the silver sea...
Page 369 - ... to toll, and Thomas Newcome's hands outside the bed feebly beat time. And just as the last bell struck, a peculiar sweet smile shone over his face, and he lifted up his head a little, and quickly said, " Adsum ! " and fell back. It was the word we used at school, when names were called ; and lo, he. whose heart was as that of a little child, had answered to his name, and stood in the presence of The Master.
Page 721 - I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms...
Page 271 - In this speech he advocated the free coinage of silver at the ratio of sixteen to one...
Page 721 - I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
Page 722 - Night is a dead monotonous period under a roof; but in the open world it passes lightly, with its stars and dews and perfumes, and the hours are marked by changes in the face of Nature. What seems a kind of temporal death to people choked between walls and curtains, is only a light and living slumber to the man who sleeps afield.
Page 452 - Thou hast most traitorously corrupted the youth of the realm in erecting a grammar school : and whereas, before, our forefathers had no other books but the score and the tally, thou hast caused printing to be used, and, contrary to the king, his crown and dignity, thou hast built a paper-mill.
Page 276 - It has involved the Republic in unnecessary war, sacrificed the lives of many of our noblest sons and placed the United States, previously known and applauded throughout the world as the champion of freedom, in the false and un-American position of crushing with military force the efforts of our former allies to achieve liberty and self-government.