The Gleam

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H. Holt, 1911 - 310 pages

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Page 318 - A book as sound, as sweet, as wholesome, as wise, as any in the range of fiction."— The Nation.
Page 42 - But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us, miserable offenders. Spare thou them, O God, which confess their faults. Restore thou them that are penitent; According to thy promises declared unto mankind in Christ Jesus our Lord. And grant, O most merciful Father; for his sake; That we may hereafter live a godly, righteous, and sober life, To the glory of thy holy Name. Amen.
Page 24 - By thine Agony and bloody Sweat ; by thy Cross and Passion ; by thy precious Death and Burial ; by thy glorious Resurrection and Ascension ; and by the coming of the Holy Ghost, Good Lord, deliver us.
Page 316 - The tone of Dr, Mason's book could not be better, . . . The statements of a modest, earnest, candid man of science, who is not thinking of himself, but who, through facts, is seeking after law and through law, for the newer therapeutics, the wider education, the nobler living.
Page 317 - A touching story, yet full of humor, of life-long love and heroic sacrifice. While the scene is mostly in and near the London of the fifties, there are some telling glimpses of Italy, where the author lives much of the time ($175).
Page 319 - ... different in most important respects from that of Dickens. He is far less the showman, the dashing prestidigitator . . . more like Thackeray . . . precisely what the most * modern ' novelists are striving for — for the most part in vain . . . most enchanting . . . infinitely lovable and pathetic.
Page 320 - ... EUGENE MANLOVE RHODES Good Men and True Illustrations by HT DUNN. 3rd printing. $1.00 net A tense but humorous tale of a brave young man in deadly peril on our Texan border. The "Remington" in the case is not a rifle but a typewriter. "About as good as it could be made." — Springfield Republican. "As genuine a comedy of bloodshed as the literature of American manners can furnish.
Page 316 - He repudiates the idea of the supernatural altogether, and in this he is in accord with the best thought of the day . . . interesting and logical.
Page 290 - There is a super-Cadmean alphabet, which when one has once learned the character, he will find, as it were, secretly inscribed, look where he will, not only in books and temples, but in all waste places and in the dust of the earth. Happy he that can read it ; for lie will never be lonely or thoughtless again.
Page 316 - It commences with vivid episodes of this musician's childhood, his fears, fancies, and troubles, and his almost uncanny musical sense. He plays before the Grand Duke at seven, but he is destined for greater things. An idol of the hour, in some ways suggesting Richard Strauss, tries in vain to...

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