Author's Digest: The World's Great Stories in Brief, Volume 20

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Issued under the auspices of the Author's Press, 1908
 

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Page 184 - We don't want to fight, but by jingo if we do, We've got the ships, we've got the men, we've got the money too.
Page 143 - I do not like thee, Doctor Fell; The reason why I cannot tell; But this I know and know full well. I do not like thee. Doctor Fell!
Page 79 - THIS HUMBLE INDIvIDUAL PRACTISED IN REAL LIFE THE vIRTUES WITH WHICH FICTION HAS INvESTED THE IMAGINARY CHARACTER OF JEANIE DEANS; REFUSING THE SLIGHTEST DEPARTURE FROM vERACITY, EvEN TO SAvE THE LIFE OF A SISTER, SHE NEvERTHELESS SHOWED HER KINDNESS AND FORTITUDE, IN RESCUING HER FROM THE SEvERITY OF THE LAW, AT THE EXPENSE OF PERSONAL EXERTIONS WHICH THE TIME RENDERED AS DIFFICULT AS THE MOTIvE WAS LAUDABLE. RESPECT THE GRAvE OF POvERTY WHEN COMBINED WITH LOvE OF TRUTH AND DEAR AFFECTION.
Page 21 - The Capacity and Extent of the Human Understanding; exemplified in the extraordinary Case of Automathes, a young Nobleman, who was accidentally left in his Infancy upon a desolate Island, and continued Nineteen Years in that solitary State, separate from all Human Society.
Page 49 - Laud be to God ! even there my life must end. It hath been prophesied to me many years, I should not die but in Jerusalem ; Which vainly I supposed the Holy Land. But bear me to that chamber ; there I'll lie ; In that Jerusalem shall Harry die.
Page 77 - SCHOOL. Its chief Doctor and Professor is Mr. Leigh Hunt, a man certainly of some talents, of extravagant pretensions both in wit, poetry, and politics, and withal of exquisitely bad taste, and extremely vulgar modes of thinking and manners in all respects.
Page 79 - Matilda wrote an incomparable piece of nonsense in praise of it ; and the two ' great luminaries of the age,' as Mr. Bell calls them, fell desperately in -love with each other. " From that period not a day passed without an amatory epistle fraught...
Page 198 - It consisted of a spear of silver, or plated with that metal, having suspended from a cross beam below the spoke a small square silken banner, adorned with portraits of the reigning family, and over these the famous Monogram which expresses at once the figure of the cross and the initial letters of the name of Christ.
Page 159 - Then sprang the happier day from underground ; And Lady Lyonors and her house, with dance And revel and song, made merry over Death, As being after all their foolish fears And horrors only proven a blooming boy.
Page 125 - Here begynneth a. treatyse how ye hye fader of heven sendeth dethe to so|mon every creature to come and | gyve a counte of theyr lyves in | this worlde...

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