The Book Buyer, Volume 13

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Charles Scribner's Sons, 1897 - American literature
A review and record of current literature.

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Page 127 - And they said, Go to, let us build us a city, and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven ; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
Page 355 - It is the common fate of the indolent to see their rights become a prey to the active. The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance...
Page 328 - The humorous story is American, the comic story is English, the witty story is French. The humorous story depends for its effect upon the manner of the telling; the comic story and the witty story upon (he matter. The humorous story may be spun out to great length, and may wander around as much as it pleases, and arrive nowhere in particular; but the comic and witty stories must be brief and end with a point.
Page 357 - Follett.— THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. By MP FOLLETT. With an Introduction by ALBERT BUSHNELL HART, Ph.D. of Harvard University. Crown 8vo., 6s.
Page 97 - Oh, just beyond the fairest thoughts that throng This breast, the thought of thee waits, hidden yet bright ; But it must never, never come in sight ; I must stop short of thee the whole day long.
Page 183 - I have not rendered an account, consisted of a bed, a table, a desk, three chairs, a lookingglass three inches in diameter, a pair of tongs and andirons, a kettle, a skillet, and a frying-pan, a dipper, a wash-bowl, two knives and forks, three plates, one cup, one .spoon, a jug for oil, a jug for molasses, and a japanned lamp.
Page 178 - In those vernal seasons of the year, when the air is calm and pleasant, it were an injury and sullenness against nature, not to go out and see her riches, and partake in her rejoicing with heaven and earth.
Page 116 - A compact Itinerary of the British Isles, Belgium and Holland, Germany and the Rhine, Switzerland, France, Austria, and Italy.
Page 248 - They cut his throat from ear to ear, His brains they battered In; His name was Mr William Weare, He dwelt in Lyon's Inn.
Page 263 - American Orations FROM THE COLONIAL PERIOD TO THE PRESENT TIME Selected as specimens of eloquence, and with special reference to their value in throwing light upon the more important epochs and issues of American history. Edited, with introductions and notes, by the late ALEXANDER JOHNSTON, Professor of Jurisprudence in the College of New Jersey.

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