Concerning Isabel Carnaby

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D. Appleton, 1899 - 360 páginas

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Página 108 - Mated with a squalid savage — what to me were sun or clime! I the heir of all the ages, in the foremost files of time...
Página 149 - it is a bitter thing to look into happiness through another man's eyes ;' and this must he do (said Byron) who has lost his reputation. Nay, rendered nervously sensitive by the falseness of his position, he sees, or fancies he sees, scorn or avoidance in the eyes of all he encounters ; and, as it is well known that we are never so jealous of the respect of others...
Página 122 - I wish you wouldn't," and Paul's face grew quite anxious. "You'll be certain to catch cold if you do, and I do so hate you to have a cold. I can see your feet are quite wet already." And then Paul smiled to himself, remembering how Edgar Ford had once said : " A man must be at a woman's feet before he knows when they are getting wet, and is ready to lay his cloak across the puddles to keep them dry ". " I shall walk in the damp till you leave off being disagreeable," persisted Isabel. " Well, what...
Página 173 - ... If every man does what is right in his own eyes, what becomes of law and order ? " suggested Mr. Seaton. " Strength is shown by self-suppression rather than by self-glorification." " Precisely," agreed the rector. " The whole crux of civilization seems to me to lie in the fact that the savage does what is best for himself, and the civilized man what is best for the community at large." "And government is but a great mutual insurance society against human selfishness,
Página 311 - Life's attar-of-roses is as rare as it is precious, and it takes the sunshine of many summers and the braving of many thorns to produce a single drop. But that drop, when produced, is worth all that it cost, and the perfume of it will last for ever.

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