Beyond Life; Dizain Des Demiurges

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Page 225 - Fine Illustrations from Interesting Prints, Photographs, etc., of his own collection Boston: The Place and the People BY MA DE WOLFE HOWE With over...
Page 224 - Mr. Johnson gives more illuminative descriptions of homely details in life than any other modern writer." — Town and Country Highways and Byways of the Pacific Coast $2.00 net "A more readable book of travel .... is not often published. ... As in other volumes of the series, he has described the rurally picturesque and typical and has avoided the urbanly conventional and...
Page 223 - THE MAKING OF AN AMERICAN An Autobiography " It is refreshing to find a book so unique and captivating . . . one of the brightest, wholesomest, most fascinating books of the season." — Record- Herald, Chicago. " It fairly bubbles over with happiness, energy, and inspiration. . . . It is partly the pleasure of watching a desperate, thrilling contest against big odds, with success at the end, that gives this book its keen appeal.
Page 84 - Seeking one that should be high as hope, wide as love, and that bore the sign of the cross on every bough, they chose the balsam fir, which best of all the trees in the forest met the requirements. Perhaps that is a good reason why there clings about the...
Page 205 - ... and over." And then he gave me the surprise of my life ; for in the midst of it all he sent one of the gold-gallooned lackeys to tell me that he desired to drink to my health, and did. Now you may call me a snob, or anything else you like, I own that I was never so proud in all my days. For there sat my old townsmen with whom I had been, shall we say, just a bit offcolor in spite of all, because I did not do according to the rules, but broke over the traces every way, and went off to America...
Page 196 - ... did in that country in those days ; with the very street names proclaiming the past on every hand — Black Friar Street, Grey Friar Street, Priest Street, Bishop Street, Monk Street, Cloister Street, Castle Street — mere names now, it is true, but eloquent of things long dead — why, the wonder was, not that we were still so little, but rather that we had grown so big in our world ghosts. To one they had put up a marble tablet since I was a boy. There it was, set in the wall of the old house...
Page 186 - Reformation, put on to hide what sand and soap and acids could not efface (there are clear marks of their having been used to destroy the pictures of apostles and saints painted in Catholic days on the great granite pillars), there came to light, in one of the arches pointing toward the place of Bishop Leofdag's martyrdom, a strange figure in kilts with fists upraised in threat and curse, which presently was seen to be a heathen raging against the new day that dared rear a temple to the Christians'...
Page 64 - I to find that we had an old friend in common. For the Nisse, or the leprecawn, call him whichever you like, was a friend indeed to those who loved kindness and peace. If there was a house in which contention ruled, either he would have nothing to do with it, like the stork that built its nest on the roof, or else he paid the tenants back in their own coin, playing all kinds of tricks upon them and making it very uncomfortable. I suppose it was this trait that gave people, when they began to reason...

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