Mary Lyndon: Or, Revelations of a Life. An Autobiography

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Stringer and Townsend, 1855 - American fiction - 388 pages
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Page 133 - Could I embody and unbosom now That which is most within me — could I wreak My thoughts upon expression, and thus throw Soul, heart, mind, passions, feelings, strong or weak, All that I would have sought, and all I seek, Bear, know, feel, and yet breathe — into one word, And that one word were Lightning, I would speak ; But as it is, I live and die unheard, With a most voiceless thought, sheathing it as a sword.
Page 71 - And when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks, and laid them on the fire, there came a viper out of the heat, and fastened on his hand. And when the barbarians saw the venomous beast hang on his hand, they said among themselves, No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he hath escaped the sea, yet vengeance suffereth not to live.
Page 92 - Now there were with us seven brethren: and the first, when he had married a wife, deceased, and, having no issue, left his wife unto his brother : 26 Likewise the second also, and the third, unto the seventh.
Page 6 - ENGLISH GRAMMAR. ENGLISH GRAMMAR is the art of speaking and writing the English Language with propriety.
Page 71 - And he shook off the beast into the fire, and felt no harm. Howbeit they looked when he should have swollen, or fallen down dead suddenly : but after they had looked a great while, and saw no harm come to him, they changed their minds, and said that he was a god.
Page 110 - No truer saying was ever uttered than that 'one half the world does not know how the other half lives.
Page 92 - Whether this was its true bearing, we cannot judge, as the whole context and the character of this Gospel are not sufficiently known. It might have signified no more than that ' in the kingdom of Heaven there is neither marrying nor giving in marriage
Page 385 - In a marriage with you, I resign no right of my soul. I enter into no compact to be faithful to you. I only promise to be faithful to the deepest love of my heart. If that love is yours, it will bear fruit for you. ... If my love leads me from you, I must go.
Page 70 - I know that the human heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked ; and that truth is said to lie
Page 343 - ... remarks. After meeting for the first time early in 1845, the two were often seen together in literary salons; they exchanged letters regularly. To read Mary's account of her friends' involvement is to suspect what contemporaries might have described as the worst: "That he loved [his wife Virginia], and sorrowed for her, as few can love and sorrow, I know. That he loved other beautiful and loveful spirits also, will be his honor, and not his condemnation, when our race becomes human. Till then,...

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