Great Possessions: A New Series of Adventures

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Doubleday, Page, 1917 - 208 من الصفحات

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الصفحة 9 - SWEET as Eden is the air, And Eden-sweet the ray. No Paradise is lost for them Who foot by branching root and stem, And lightly with the woodland share The change of night and day.
الصفحة 141 - I would not paint a face Or rocks or streams or trees Mere semblances of things— But something more than these." "I would not play a tune Upon the sheng or lute Which did not also sing Meanings that else were mute.
الصفحة 64 - AREWELL thou busy world ! and may We never meet again : Here I can eat, and sleep, and pray, And do more good in one short day, Than he, who his whole age out wears Upon the most conspicuous theatres, Where nought but vanity and vice do reign. II. Good God ! how sweet are all things here ! How beautiful the fields appear...
الصفحة 103 - than this field and the view across it — I'm taking that crop now, and later I shall gather in the rowen of goldenrod and aster, and the red and yellow of the maple trees — and store it all away in my bank — to live on next winter." It was some time before either of us spoke again, but I could see from the corner of my eye that mighty things were going on inside of Horace ; and suddenly he broke out into a big laugh and clapped his knee with his hand in a way he has. "Is that all!
الصفحة 5 - I have tried to relate in a form somewhat veiled the experiences of that elusive, invisible life which in every man is so far more real, so far more important, than his visible activities — the real expression of a life much occupied in other employment.
الصفحة 68 - I never read a word in it. It is like having a valued friend with you, though you walk for miles without saying a word to him or he to you: but if you really know your friend, it is a curious thing how, subconsciously, you are aware of what he is thinking and feeling about this hillside or that distant view. And so it is with books. It is enough to have this writer in your pocket, for the very thought of him and what he would say to these old fields and pleasant trees is ever freshly delightful....
الصفحة 91 - ... body within aglow with warmth and health. Twice the ordinary ozone in the air, so that one wishes to whistle or sing, and if the fingers grow chill, what are shoulders for but to beat them around! It is a strange and yet familiar experience how all things present their opposites. Do you enjoy the winter? Your neighbour loathes or fears it. Do you enjoy life? To your friend it is a sorrow and a heaviness. Even to you it is not always alike. Though the world itself is the same to-day as it was...
الصفحة 38 - And far more than he could prove—far more. . . . As I came away from that place I knew I should never again be quite the same person I was before. And as I sat there the evening fell, a star or two came out in the clear blue of the sky Well, we cannot remain steadily upon the heights. At least I cannot, and would not if I could. After I have been out about so long on such an adventure as this, something lets go inside of me, and I come down out of the mountain—and yet know deeply that I have...
الصفحة 43 - It's a fine thing to have it straight out with a friend. "No," I said, "I'm the practical man and you're the dreamer. I've rarely known in all my life, Horace, such a confirmed dreamer as you are, nor a more impractical one." Horace laughed. "How do ye make that out?" With this my spirit returned to me and I countered with a question as good as his. It is as valuable in argument as in war to secure the offensive. "Horace, what are you working for, anyhow?

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