A Matter of Skill: A Novel

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D. Appleton and Company, 1891 - Всего страниц: 224

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Стр. 76 - The Puritan hated bearbaiting, not because it gave pain to the bear, but because it gave pleasure to the spectators.
Стр. 214 - Unfathomable Sea! whose waves are years, Ocean of Time, whose waters of deep woe Are brackish with the salt of human tears! Thou shoreless flood, which in thy ebb and flow Claspest the limits of mortality...
Стр. 169 - The best laid schemes of mice and men Gang aft a-gley, And leave us nought but grief and pain For promised joy ; " for the pleasure which I anticipated has been turned into a perpetual
Стр. 4 - Then a glance may be timid or free, It will vary in mighty degree, From an impudent stare To a look of despair That no maid without pity can see. And a glance of despair is no guide — It may have its ridiculous side ; It may draw you a tear Or a box on the ear ; You can never be sure till you've tried ! All.
Стр. 61 - LONG lines of cliff breaking have left a chasm ; And in the chasm are foam and yellow sands ; Beyond, red roofs about a narrow wharf In cluster; then a moulder'd church; and higher A long street climbs to one tall-tower'd mill; And high in heaven behind it a gray down With Danish barrows ; and a hazelwood, By autumn nutters haunted, flourishes Green in a cuplike hollow of the down.
Стр. 217 - He that will not when he may, When he will he shall have nay.
Стр. 4 - A man who would woo a fair maid Should 'prentice himself to the trade, And study all day, In methodical way, How to flatter, cajole, and persuade; He should 'prentice himself at fourteen, And practise from morning to e'en; And when he's of age, If he will, I'll engage, He may capture the heart of a queen!
Стр. 188 - Senates at once admire him and despise, With modest laughter lining loud applause, Which makes the smile more mortal to his fame?
Стр. 152 - THERE be none of Beauty's daughters With a magic like to Thee; And like music on the waters Is thy sweet voice to me...
Стр. 171 - The best laid schemes of mice and men Gang aft agley ;" and this self-appreciation, half serious, half playful, was doomed to experience a sudden but salutary check.

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