The Last Tenant

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Cassell Publishing Company, 1893 - 349 pages

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Page 102 - At dead of night imperial reason sleeps, And fancy with her train, her revels keeps. Then airy phantoms a mix'd scene display, Of what we heard, or saw, or wish'd by day ; For memory those images retains Which passion form'd, and still the strongest reigns. Huntsmen renew the chase they lately run, And generals fight again their battles won. Spectres and...
Page 209 - I am not a teetotaler, nor an advocate of teetotalism, but it has always been a matter of regret to me that the...
Page 342 - I had to make up my mind on the spur of the moment.
Page 17 - Legislature, there is an end of the matter so far as we are concerned.
Page 108 - I should say that it was a case of love at first sight on both sides.
Page 323 - This, my neighbors, is a situation that, near Los Angeles, I swore we would never tolerate in Woodvine. Woodvine must not allow — cannot afford to allow — such exemplifications of the sordid, corrupting scramble for the Almighty Dollar to take place within her fair domain. I have lived here all my life, and I shall die here " (she heard her voice quaver, and was strangely proud); "all my life I have been proud of Woodvine, but now, my friends, I am ashamed — ashamed" (she gently pounded her...
Page 131 - Looking through the columns of a morning paper I saw Mr. Dickson's advertisement ; and at eleven o'clock I set out for his office, which was situated in Arundel Street, Strand.
Page 287 - Though the snow was on the ground, and it was as much as I could do to keep myself...
Page 132 - I explained to him what I wanted done, and he undertook the commission for a specified sum. It was arranged that he should give me his report in writing, and he promised to set about the inquiry without delay. "Will it lead to anything further?
Page 327 - I went to bed and slept soundly. In the morning when I awoke it was with a strange feeling.

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