The Bookman, Volume 25

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Dodd, Mead and Company, 1907 - Literature

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Page 460 - I CELEBRATE myself, and sing myself, And what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.
Page 100 - I own that I am disposed to say grace upon twenty other occasions in the course of the day besides my dinner. I want a form for setting out upon a pleasant walk, for a moonlight ramble, for a friendly meeting, or a solved problem. Why have we none for books, those spiritual repasts - a grace before Milton - a grace before Shakspeare a devotional exercise proper to be said before reading the Fairy Queen?
Page 129 - Magdalene once had there, were kneeling at the same stall and hearing the same hymns and prayers in which her stricken heart had found consolation. Might she sleep in peace, — might she sleep in peace ; and we, too, when our struggles and pains are over ! But the earth is the Lord's as the heaven is; we are alike his creatures here and yonder. I took a little flower off the hillock and kissed it, and went my way like the bird that had just lighted on the cross by me, back into the world again.
Page 460 - One world is aware and by far the largest to me, and that is myself, And whether I come to my own to-day or in ten thousand or ten million years, I can cheerfully take it now, or with equal cheerfulness I can wait.
Page 119 - successors of Charles the Fifth may 'disdain their brethren of England, but ' the romance of Tom Jones, that exquisite ' picture of human manners, will outlive the 'Palace of the Escurial, and the imperial 'eagle of the House of Austria.
Page 336 - Here's the Sewer's exposure of the Wall Street Gang, and the Sewer's exposure of the Washington Gang, and the Sewer's exclusive account of a flagrant act of dishonesty committed by the Secretary of State when he was eight years old ; now communicated, at a great expense, by his own nurse.
Page 241 - I could not hear distinctly, then pushed me down the stone steps leading to one of the broker's offices, and commenced fighting with a species of brutal and demoniac desperation characteristic of a fury. My damage is a scratch, about three-quarters of an inch in length, on the third finger of the left hand...
Page 682 - There do exist such things as honest misunderstandings," as Charles Reade was always impressing on me at a later time. There were no vulgar accusations on either side, and the words I read in the deed of separation — "incompatibility of temper" (a mere legal phrase) more than covered the ground.
Page 235 - SOMEWHERE — in desolate wind-swept space In twilight-land, — in no-man's land, Two hurrying shapes met face to face And bade each other stand. " And who are you ? " cried one agape, Shuddering in the gloaming light. " I know not," said the other shape,
Page 459 - I was more loathsome in mine own eyes than was a toad, and I thought I was so in God's eyes too: sin and corruption, I said, would as naturally bubble out of my heart, as water would bubble out of a fountain.

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