The Education of Eric Lane

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George H. Doran Company, 1921 - 287 pages
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Page 120 - What hadst thou to do being born, Mother, when winds were at ease, As a flower of the springtime of corn, A flower of the foam of the seas? For bitter thou wast from thy birth, Aphrodite, a mother of strife; For before thee some rest was on earth, A little respite from tears, A little pleasure of life...
Page 149 - Farewell ! These lips are mute, these eyes are dry ; But in my breast and in my brain, Awake the pangs that pass not by, The thought that ne'er shall sleep again. My soul nor deigns nor dares complain, Though grief and passion there rebel ; I only know we loved in vain — I only feel — Farewell ! — Farewell ! 1808.
Page 149 - Twere vain to speak, to weep, to sigh : Oh ! more than tears of blood can tell, When wrung from guilt's expiring eye. Are in that word — Farewell ! — Farewell ! These lips are mute, these eyes are dry ; But in my breast and in my brain, Awake the pangs that pass not by, The thought that ne'er...
Page 52 - Constantine [with full appreciation of what he says]. Women haven't morals or intellect in our sense of the words. They have other incompatible qualities quite as important, no doubt. But shut them away from public life and public exhibition. It's degrading to compete with them . . . it's as degrading to compete for them. Perhaps we're too late already . . . but oh, my dear sentimental sir [He addresses the pained though admiring MR.
Page 283 - From out the crowded city, There is coming a man — A little speck in the distance, climbing the hillock. Can you guess who it is ? And when he's reached the summit Can you guess what he'll say ? He will call " Butterfly " from the distance. I, without answering, Hold myself quietly concealed, A bit to tease him, and a bit so as not to die At our first meeting; and then, a little troubled, He will call, he will call: " Dear baby -wife of mine, dear little orange-blossom ! " The names he used to...
Page 72 - One fine day we'll notice A thread of smoke arising on the sea In the far horizon, And then the ship appearing; — Then the trim white vessel Glides into the harbour, thunders forth her cannon. See you ? He is coming ! — . I do not go to meet him. Not I. I stay Upon the brow of the hillock and wait, and wait For a long time, but never weary Of the long waiting. From out the crowded city, There is coming a man — A little speck in the distance, climbing the hillock.
Page 52 - CONSTANTINE. From seventeen to thirty-four . . . the years which a man should consecrate to the acquiring of political virtue . . . wherever he turns he is distracted, provoked, tantalised by the barefaced presence of women. How's he to keep a clear brain for the larger issues of life? Why do you soldiers, Major Thomas, volunteer with such alacrity for foreign service?
Page 282 - In the far horizon, And then the ship appearing; — Then the trim white vessel Glides into the harbour, thunders forth her cannon. See you ? He is coming ! — . I do not go to meet him. Not I. I stay Upon the brow of the hillock and wait, and wait For a long time, but never weary Of the long waiting. From out the crowded city, There is coming a man — A little speck in the distance, climbing the hillock. Can you guess who it is ? And when he's reached the summit Can'you guess what he'll say? He...
Page 171 - Albert Edward Prince of Wales, the Princess of Wales, and all the Royal Family ; We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
Page 120 - As a brand plucked forth of a pyre, < As a ray shed forth of the morn, For division of soul and disease, For a dart and a sting and a thorn ? * What ailed thee then to be born?

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