The Gilded Chair: A Novel

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D. Appleton, 1910 - 359 pages

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Page 198 - But wild beasts of the desert shall lie there; and their houses shall be full of doleful creatures; and owls shall dwell there, and satyrs shall dance there. And the wild beasts of the islands shall cry in their desolate houses, and dragons in their pleasant palaces: and her time is near to come, and her days shall not be prolonged.
Page 198 - I will also make it a possession for the bittern, and pools of water: and I will sweep it with the besom of destruction, saith the Lord of hosts.
Page 198 - But the cormorant and the bittern shall possess it ; the owl also and the raven shall dwell in it : and he shall stretch out upon it the line of confusion, and the stones of emptiness.
Page 177 - And the angel of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying. Arise, and go toward the south unto the way that goeth down from Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is desert.
Page 69 - Speed bonnie boat like a bird on the wing, Onward the sailors cry ; Carry the lad that's born to be king Over the sea to Skye.
Page 151 - Are we agreed about this ? A man sees something and thinks to himself, ' This thing that I see aims at being like some other thing ; but it comes short, and cannot be like that other thing; it is inferior:' must not the man who thinks that, have known at some previous time that other thing, which he says that it resembles, and to which it is inferior ? He must. Well, have we ourselves had the same sort of feeling with reference to equal things, and to abstract equality ? Yes, certainly.
Page 345 - He was one of those . . . who might have followed Cromwell, with a big iron frame, a grizzled beard and features forged out by a smith. His god was the god of the Tishbite, who numbered his followers by the companies who drew the sword.
Page 314 - Doth it smoke in the chamber ? if it is not very much I will stay, if too much, I will go out; for remember this always, and hold fast to it, that the door is open.
Page 314 - ... by them brought upon us, they may desire to fling these things away for abhorred and intolerable burthens, and depart unto their kin. And this is what your master and teacher — if, in sooth, ye had any such — should have to contend with in you, — that ye should come to him and say, Epictetus, we can endure no longer being bound to this body, giving it food and drink, and resting it and cleansing it, and going about to court one man after another for its sake. Are not such things indifferent...
Page 113 - The old man's jaw tightened on his answer. " Who makes the will of God? " " It is the great moving impulse at the heart of things," said the Marchesa. " Nonsense," said the old man. " One makes the will of God for himself.

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