Wormwood: A Drama of Paris

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Donohue, Henneberry, 1890 - Absinthe - 352 pages
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Page xvi - And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning, as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters...
Page 418 - I am a thing more abject than the lowest beggar that crawls through Paris whining for a sou! —I am a slinking, shuffling beast, half monkey, half man, whose aspect is so vile, whose body is so shaken with delirium, whose eyes are so murderous, that if you met me by chance in the day-time, you would probably shriek for sheer alarm!
Page 183 - ... and from hero he shall change to coward, from saint to libertine, from poet to brute! You doubt me? Come then to Paris, - study our present absinthe-drinking generation, absintheurs, - and then, - why then give glory to the English Darwin! For he was a wise man in his time, though in his ability to look back, he perhaps lost the power to foresee. He traced, or thought he could trace, man's ascent from the monkey, — but he could not calculate man's descent to the monkey again.
Page xi - Corelli soon makes it clear that aside from the absinthe, Gaston has another filthy personal problem. He is French. The morbidness of the modern French mind is well known and universally admitted, even by the French themselves; the open atheism, heartlessness, flippancy, and flagrant immorality of the whole modern French school of thought is unquestioned. If a crime of more than usual cold-blooded atrocity is committed, it generally dates from Paris, or near it;— if a book or a picture is produced...
Page xvi - Le quatrième ange sonna de la trompette; et la troisième partie du soleil fut frappée, et la troisième partie de la lune, et la troisième partie des étoiles; en sorte qu'ils furent obscurcis dans leur troisième partie...
Page 420 - Amour sacre de la patrie, Conduis, soutiens nos bras vengeurs! Liberte, liberte cherie, Combats avec tes defenseurs! Sous nos drapeaux que la Victoire Accoure a tes males accents; Que tes ennemis expirants Voient ton triomphe et notre gloire! Aux armes, &c.
Page 137 - I hope you will not compel me to consider you a fool, Beauvais! What an idea that is of yours - 'medicinal green!' Think of melted emeralds instead. There, beside you, you have the most marvellous cordial in all the world, - drink and you will find your sorrows transmuted - yourself transformed! [. . .] Life without absinthe! — I cannot imagine it!

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