In Defense of Harriet Shelley: And Other Essays

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Harper & Brothers, 1918 - American wit and humor - 404 pages

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Page 105 - ... slopped around in the mud for a long time, and finally he ketched a frog and fetched him in and give him to this feller and says: "Now if you're ready, set him alongside of Dan'l, with his fore-paws just even with Dan'l's, and I'll give the word.
Page 309 - ROCKED in the cradle of the deep, I lay me down in peace to sleep; Secure I rest upon the wave, For thou, O Lord!
Page 104 - The feller took the money and started away; and when he was going out at the door, he sorter jerked his thumb over his shoulder — so — at Dan'l, and says again, very deliberate, 'Well,' he says, 'I don't see no p'ints about that frog that's any better'n any other frog.
Page 104 - Smiley says, easy and careless, 'he's good enough for one thing. I should judge — he can outjump any frog in Calaveras County.' "The feller took the box again, and took another long, particular look, and give it back to Smiley, and says, very deliberate, 'Well,' he says, 'I don't see no p'ints about that frog that's any better'n any other frog.
Page 287 - All things are mortal but the Jew; all other forces pass, but he remains. What is the secret of his immortality?
Page 308 - Here's a sigh to those who love me, And a smile to those who hate ; And whatever sky's above me, Here's a heart for every fate. Though the ocean roar around me, Yet it still shall bear me on ; Though a desert should surround me, It hath springs that may be won.
Page 23 - Eliza is still with us - not here! - but will be with me when the infinite malice of destiny forces me to depart. I am now but little inclined to contest this point. I certainly hate her with all my heart and soul. It is a sight which awakens an inexpressible sensation of disgust and horror, to see her caress my poor little lanthe, in whom I may hereafter find the consolation of sympathy. I sometimes feel faint with the fatigue of checking the 125 overflowings of my unbounded abhorrence for this...
Page 43 - ... midnight possess their own repose, For the weary winds are silent, or the moon is in the deep : Some respite to its turbulence unresting ocean , knows; Whatever moves, or toils, or grieves, hath its appointed sleep. Thou in the grave shalt...
Page 103 - Dan'l, flies!" and quicker*n you could wink he'd spring straight up and snake a fly off'n the counter there, and flop down on the floor ag'in as solid as a gob of mud, and fall to scratching the side of his head with his hind foot as indifferent as if he hadn't no idea he'd been doin' any more'n any frog might do.
Page 63 - In his little box of stage properties he kept six or eight cunning devices, tricks, artifices for his savages and woodsmen to deceive and circumvent each other with, and he was never so happy as when he was working these innocent things and seeing them go.

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