The World I Live in
Century Company, 1908 - Deafblind people - 195 pages
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Keller's most distinctive message is that she is capable of accessing the world with the senses she possesses, even that she sees things that sighted and hearing individuals don't notice, such as the delicate nuances of touch and smell. It's a bit heavy prose wise but very skilled at times. Read full review
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The content of the book was not exactly what I expected. I will continue reading the book but would choose another book for a better reference book for Helen Kellers life. Read full review
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Page 131 - And he rode upon a cherub and did fly: Yea, he did fly upon the wings of the wind. He made darkness his secret place; his pavilion round about him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies.
Page 18 - Kind messages, that pass from land to land ; Kind letters, that betray the heart's deep history, In which we feel the pressure of a hand, — One touch of fire,— and all the rest is mystery...
Page 37 - And the eye cannot say to the hand, ' I have no need of thee ' ; nor again the head to the feet,
Page 53 - The splendor falls on castle walls And snowy summits old in story: The long light shakes across the lakes, And the wild cataract leaps in glory. Blow, bugle, blow, set the wild echoes flying, Blow, bugle ; answer, echoes, dying, dying, dying. O hark, O hear ! how thin and clear, And thinner, clearer, farther going ! O sweet and far from cliff and scar The horns of Elfland faintly blowing ! Blow, let us hear the purple glens replying: Blow, bugle ; answer, echoes, dying, dying, dying.
Page 182 - The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath not seen, man's hand is not able to taste, his tongue to conceive, nor his heart to report what my dream was!
Page 36 - And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could i,n no wise lift up herself. And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said unto her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity. And he laid his hands on her: and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God.
Page 182 - I have had a most rare vision. I have had a dream, — past the wit of man to say what dream it was.
Page 114 - Among the stones I stood a stone, And was, scarce conscious what I wist, As shrubless crags within the mist; For all was blank, and bleak, and grey, It was not night — it was not day...
Page 85 - I have walked with people whose eyes are full of light, but who see nothing in wood, sea, or sky, nothing in city streets, nothing in books. What a witless masquerade is this seeing ! It were better far to sail forever in the night of blindness, with sense and feeling and mind, than to be thus content with the mere act of seeing.