A Laodicean: Or, The Castle of the De Stancys, a Story of To-day
"I have always thought of Christmas time . . . as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely."So wrote Charles Dickens in "A Christmas Carol," his tale of miserable miser Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformation into a kind and caring benefactor after visits on one Christmas Eve from the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come. Dickens's short novel is one of the most-loved works in the English language and the best-known celebration of the Yuletide season.This special pocket edition of "A Christmas Carol" features an elegant bonded-leather binding, distinctive gilt edging, and decorative endpapers. It's the perfect gift for the Christmas season, and any other season."
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Page 23 - I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. . . . Thou sayest, I am rich, and increased
Page 85 - with a disposition to be happy, it is neither this place nor the other that can render us the reverse. In short, each man's happiness depends upon himself, and his ability for doing with little." He turned more particularly to Somerset, and added with an impressive smile :
Page 297 - Doubtless it is a brilliant masquerade ; But when of the first sight you have had your fill, It palls—at least it
Page 90 - em, rode in harness bridles. In his rear was a saddle-horse groom leading a thoroughbred hack, and at the rubbing-post was another groom
Page 185 - of the tunnel, faced with brick that had once been red, was now weather-stained, lichened, and mossed over in harmonious hues of rusty-browns, pearly greys, and neutral greens, at the very base appearing a little blue-black spot like a mouse-hole —the tunnel's mouth. The carriage was drawn up quite close to the wood railing, and Paula was looking down at the same time with him ; but
Page 112 - salvare ; omnes inquam, qui per eum renascuntur in Deum, infantes et parvulos et pueros et juvenes.
Page 76 - Just about one he closed his sketch-book, and set out in the direction she had indicated. At the entrance to the wood a man was at work, pulling down a rotten gate that bore on its battered lock the initials "W. De S." and erecting a new one whose ironmongery exhibited the letters " PP
Page 12 - a temporary iron stove-pipe passing out near one of these, and running up to the height of the ridge, where it was finished by a covering like a parachute. Walking round to the end, he perceived an oblong white stone let into the wall just above the plinth, on which was inscribed in