Vanity Square: A Story of Fifth Avenue Life

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J.B. Lippincott, 1906 - Fifth Avenue (New York, N.Y.) - 304 pages
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Page 140 - When I was young, I said to Sorrow, " Come, and I will play with thee: " — He is near me now all day; And at night returns to say, " I will come again to-morrow, I will come and stay with thee.
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Page 52 - Buds burning in the sudden spring like fire, The wan washed sand and the waves' vain desire, Sails seen like blown white flowers at sea, and words That bring tears swiftest, and long notes of birds Violently singing till the whole world sings — I Sappho shall be one with all these things, With all high things for ever...
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Page 46 - The aimlessness of all we undertake, I think our lives are surely but the dreams Of spirits dwelling in the distant spheres, Who, as we die, do one by one awake.
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Page 283 - But, wherever she was, the noise of the suicide would follow and alone to her tell the reason. No doubt it was by way of precaution against a possible charge, which the divorce proceedings might provoke, that already she had taken herself to some spot, from which, once the proceedings effectual and the divorce decreed, she...
Page 310 - The tragedy of the story is admirably mellowed with its pathos. The characters are skillfully drawn and a genuine depth of interest is aroused which never flags until the book ends, amid all its sorrows, with happiness and cheer.
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