J. William White, M.D.: A Biography

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Houghton Mifflin, 1919 - 283 pages
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Page 275 - The truest kinship with humanity lies in doing as humanity has always done, accepting with sportsmanlike relish the estate to which we are called, the star of our happiness, and the fortunes of the land of our birth.
Page 85 - t is done, then 't were well It were done quickly: If the assassination Could trammel up the consequence, and catch, With his surcease, success ; that but this blow Might be the be-all and the end-all here, But here, upon this bank and shoal of time, We 'd jump the life to come.
Page 200 - a decoy of Satan, apparently offering itself to bless women, but in the end it will harden society and rob God of the deep earnest cries which arise in time of trouble, for help.
Page 69 - It was found that the writer was informing his friend that in the colony there was a law which made a murderous assault on a warder a capital offence, and he commented on the fact in his own words thus : ," They top (ie hang) a cove out here for slogging (ie striking) a bloke (ie a warder). That bit of rope dear Jack is a great check on a man's temper.
Page 169 - ... Sargent consent to sully his pen by writing the word ' damn '. He always stencilled it in large letters, red or black as the fancy seized him. When red, it took on a lurid significance. When black, it had an impressive solemnity, reminding the reader of that clergyman commended by Thomas Fuller, who " could pronounce the word damn with such emphasis as left a doleful echo in the hearer's mind a long time after ".
Page 120 - The commendation bestowed on him by Mrs. Reynolds was of no trifling nature. What praise is more valuable than the praise of an intelligent servant? As a brother, a landlord, a master, she considered how many people's happiness were in his guardianship! — how much of pleasure or pain it was in his power to bestow!
Page 267 - that your scale of operation and sensatioft would be for me the most choking, the most fatal of programmes, and I should simply go ashore at Sumatra, and refuse ever to fall in line again.
Page 197 - IF any career can be called happy before it is closed, that of Mr. Henry James may certainly be so called. It has been a long one — much longer already than the space of time allotted to a generation. It has been quite free from any kind of mistake: there is probably nothing in it he would change if he could — for though he has more or less slightly revised two or three of his early books, the need...
Page 182 - ... one strongly with the fact of his complete ignorance of his being the one or the other. He moved among us as quietly and as gently, as inconspicuously, as a tyro. It was an achievement. It was something out of the way to see one who was so great pass so quietly and modestly among us." In June, 1907, he was appointed by the board of judges a member of the board of directors of the City Trusts of Philadelphia charged specifically with the practical administration of the estate of Stephen Girard,...

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