The Story of Eden

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J. Lane, 1901 - 428 pages
 

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Page 215 - If you choose to play ! — is my principle. Let a man contend to the uttermost For his life's set prize, be it what it will!
Page 232 - A FOOL there was and he made his prayer (Even as you and I !) To a rag and a bone and a hank of hair (We called her the woman who did not care), But the fool he called her his lady fair (Even as you and I...
Page 287 - But I was desolate and sick of an old passion, Yea, all the time, because the dance was long: I have been faithful to thee, Cynara! in my fashion. I cried for madder music and for stronger wine, But when the feast is finished and the lamps expire, Then falls thy shadow, Cynara! the night is thine; And I am desolate and sick of an old passion, Yea, hungry for the lips of my desire: I have been faithful to thee, Cynara! in my fashion.
Page 428 - The Just and the Unjust' a thoroughly amusing and interesting book." Manchester Guardian : — " There is much brilliant writing in the book, the style is excellent, and the characters are admirably drawn. ' St. James's Gazette; — " Mr. Richard Bagot has put some capital work into his new novel, 'The Just and the Unjust.
Page 427 - This charming love story ... is as delicate as the sunset on the snow-covered summits of his Monte Sfiorito, as fragrant with the breath of youth, summer, and love as the forest breeze which swept into the villa Floriano.
Page 427 - The chief virtue of the story is the freshness and idyllic quality of the manner of its telling.'* The Albany Argus : " One of the prettiest love stories one can find in searching the book-shelves over .... There are few books that give so broad and beautiful a picture of the...
Page 45 - Yes, let us stay here. The Book of Life begins with a man and a woman in a garden. MRS. ALLONBY. It ends with Revelations.
Page 240 - Choose one of whom your grosser make ' — (God in the Garden laughed outright] — ' The true refining touch may take, ' Till both attain to Life's last height. ' There, equal, purged of soul and sense, ' Beneficent, high-thinking, just, ' Beyond the appeal of Violence, ' Incapable of common Lust, ' In mental Marriage still prevail ' — (God in the Garden hid His face) — ' Till you achieve that Female-Male ' In Which shall culminate the race.
Page 426 - There are some books which woo one to the springtime. Such a book is Henry Harland's latest story, •The Lady Paramount.' Enjoyment of it would not be complete unless it were read in the park, under the trees, or while idly swinging in a hammock in some sequestered nook of the piazza. It is fresh, sweet, and pure — which, on the whole, is now rare praise.

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