The Descendant

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Harper, 1897 - 276 páginas

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Página 135 - They are slaves who fear to speak For the fallen and the weak ; They are slaves who will not choose Hatred, scoffing, and abuse, Rather than in silence shrink From the truth they needs must think : They are slaves who dare not be In the right with two or three.
Página 207 - It is not only what we have inherited from our father and mother that "walks" in us. It is all sorts of dead ideas, and lifeless old beliefs, and so forth. They have no vitality, but they cling to us all the same, and we can't get rid of them.
Página 183 - Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him ; for all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof; but he that doeth the will of God abideth forever.
Página 210 - I NEVER saw a Purple Cow; I never Hope to See One; But I can Tell you, Anyhow, I'd rather See than Be One.
Página 185 - And, to say all in a word, everything which belongs to the body is a stream, and what belongs to the soul is a dream and vapour, and life is a warfare and a stranger's sojourn, and after-fame is oblivion.
Página 86 - Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life. She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar.
Página 37 - Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
Página 185 - Of human life the time is a point, and the substance is in a flux, and the perception dull, and the composition of the whole body subject to putrefaction, and the soul a whirl, and fortune hard to divine, and fame a thing devoid of judgment.
Página 115 - Only let me live for my work. I ask so little — so little ; I only ask to work — work — work. Steel my heart, make me cruel, hideous, wicked — anything — but leave me my work.
Página 189 - It was the old, old expiation that Nature had demanded and woman paid since the day upon which woman and desire met and knew each other." Even more awkward is the intrusion into the supposedly free and easy life of the young bohemian characters of certain undiscarded standards of the author's Richmond upbringing. The radical hero of The Descendant, who preaches against marriage, is nonetheless still chaste when he meets and falls in...

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