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Redgauntlet

By: Sir Walter Scott

...RD TO DARSIE LATIMER I write on the instant, as you direct; and in a tragi-comic humour, for I have a tear in my eye and a smile on my cheek. Dearest ... ...f a profes- sional nature. I will tell you the matter at length, for it is comical enough; and why should not you list to my juridical adven- tures, a... ... those complicated formalities with which it had been loaded, as a surgeon strips from a wound the dressings which had been hastily wrapped round it, ... ...ght is by no means an improb- able fiction. Shortly after the close of the American war, Sir James Graham of Netherby constructed a dam-dyke, or cauld...

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New Life Incognita

By: Gracie C. Mckeever

... Oh, hell no. This isn't happening. "We've got one victim down ... African-American male, early twenties ... wounds to the chest and abdomen..." Toy c... ...d, turned off the flame under the pan then brought a plate of cooked bacon strips to the table. "A little while. Decided to get an early start." Dagny... ...ow had been the perfect forum for Madam Camilla's interview as the host—an American Wiccan high priest—was a fundamentalist opposed to drugs and blunt... ...armhouse, turned to Kelly. "And you? What's your background?" "I'm African-American. My family's originally from the south. Georgia, to be specific." ... ...ll me, Dagny? Are you ... are you gay?" Kelly chuckled, glad for the brief comic relief. "I wish it were that simple. But the truth is more complicate...

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The History Of

By: H. G. Wells

...mmed with imagi- 10 The History of Mr. Polly nation that the cheap boys’ “comics” of to-day have replaced. At fourteen, when he emerged from the vall... ...ight beds, and this into a third apart- ment with yellow grained paper and American cloth tables, which was the dining-room by day and the men’s sitti... ...p, and behind, in pursuit of contrasted bleakness, he was now hanging long strips of grey silesia and chilly coloured linen dusterings. It was wonderf... ...o have known that woman. At Canterbury, too, he first to his knowledge saw Americans. His shop did a good class trade in Westgate Street, and he would... ...nothing. He went one night to a music hall and developed a vague idea of a comic performance; the comic men seemed violent rowdies and not at all funn...

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One of Our Conquerors

By: George Meredith

...s. Probably she sees Mrs. Burman?’ ‘Mrs. Burman Radnor receives no one.’ A comic severity in the tone of the correction was deferen- tially accepted b... ...e that helps to keep the patient living!’ Fenellan sent an eye of discreet comic penetration travel- ling through his friend. ‘The City’s mending; it’... ...mpliment was acknowledged by her, in her demure fashion; with a reserve of comic intellectual contempt for the man who could not see that women, or Fr... ... He thanked heaven to his wife often, that he had nothing to do with North American or South American mines and pastures or with South Africa and, gol... ...and in- structed Germans not deviously march; whom acute and ad- venturous Americans, with half a cock of the eye in passing, compassionately outstrip... ...nt of commercial matters: rivalries of Banks; Foreign and Municipal Loans, American Rails, and Argen- tine; new Companies of wholesome appearance or s... ...e implied pathetic reference to a surgically-treated nose under a cross of strips of plaster, could not obtain dis- missal for him. And he had one eye...

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Of Human Bondage

By: Somerset Maugham

... , and his almond eyes almost closed as he did so. There were two or three American men, in black coats, rather yellow and dry of skin: they were theo... ...n but a suc- cessful charlatan, and in that was always some- thing for the comic spirit to rejoice in. “ Verruckter Kerl! A madman!” he said. He had s... ... tall and slim. He held himself with a deliberate grace. Weeks, one of the American students, seeing him alone, went up and began to talk to him. The ... ...one, went up and began to talk to him. The pair were oddly contrasted: the American very neat in his black coat and pepper-and-salt trou- sers, thin a... ...th his red fat face and his little gleam- ing eyes, looked extraordinarily comic; but Philip was too much in earnest to laugh. “Have you never done an... ...spirits and a constant gaiety . He strummed a little on the piano and sang comic songs with gusto; and evening after evening, while Philip was read- i... ...ether; many of the windows had been broken and were clumsily repaired with strips of French newspaper; the doors had not been painted for years; there...

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House of Mirth

By: Edith Wharton

...inattentively, and he saw that she was preoc- cupied with a new idea. “And Americana—do you collect Americana?” Selden stared and laughed. “No, that’s... ... good editions of the books I am fond of.” She made a slight grimace. “And Americana are horribly dull, I suppose?” “I should fancy so—except to the h... ...l collector values a thing for its rarity. I don’t suppose the buy- ers of Americana sit up reading them all night—old Jefferson Gryce certainly didn’... ...g handed when she caught a phrase on her other side, where Miss Corby, the comic woman of the company, was bantering Jack Stepney on his approaching e... ...d its contents on the table. All the letters had been pieced together with strips of thin paper. Some were in small fragments, the oth- ers merely tom... ...tion to her- self. She had sensibilities which, to Lily, would have seemed comic in a person with a freckled nose and red eyelids, who lived in a boar... ... most absurdities. There’s nothing grim- mer than the tragedy that wears a comic mask.... Where was he? Oh—the reason they chucked Sicily and rushed b...

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The Two Brothers Tranlated by Katharine Prescott Wormeley

By: Honoré de Balzac

...ery day be- yond the round tower built by Francois I., to look out for the American packet, enduring the keenest anxieties. Moth- ers alone know how s... ...orant, and loving to an- noy others, which now related tales, more or less comic, about the relations of Jean-Jacques Rouget with his servant-woman. T... ...ness of this officer had much to do with firmly establishing the weird and comic authority of the Knights of Idleness. Beyond the rue des Minimes and ... ...said Max, taking up his glass and swallowing the contents at a gulp with a comic gesture. Max was then thirty-four years old. A candle standing near h... ...ore a forlorn little petticoat of coarse woollen stuff, woven in alternate strips of brown and white, full of holes and very ragged. A sheet of rough ...

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The Secret Agent

By: Joseph Conrad

...rked two-and-six in heavy black figures; a few num- bers of ancient French comic publications hung across a string as if to dry; a dingy blue china bo... ...Secretary of the Embassy, from his occasional excursions into the field of American humour, had formed a special notion of that class of mechanic as t... ...hat I would have liked to see.” His little bald head quivered, imparting a comical vibration to the wisp of white goatee. His enunciation would have b... ... hard-working protectors. Chief Inspector Heat raised his voice a little. “Strips and bits of bright tin were quite visible to me,” he said. “That’s a... ...ntage and unconventional sympathies, which were the stand- ing joke of the comic papers. The notabilities and even the simple notorieties of the day b...

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Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

By: Charles Dickens

...res whom we have deliberately suffered to be bred for misery and ruin. The American portion of this story is in no other respect a carica- ture than a... ...or the most part (Mr. Bevan ex- pected), of a ludicrous side, only, of the American character—of that side which was, four-and-twenty years ago, from ... ...evails in melo- dramas, and in virtue of which the elderly farmer with the comic son always knows what the dumb girl means when she takes refuge in hi... ...at the Dragon! Skittles, cricket, quoits, 68 Martin Chuzzlewit nine-pins, comic songs, choruses, company round the chimney corner every winter’s even... ...me to nod to Mr Pinch, and looking one of the most careless, good-humoured comical fellows in life. His late companion, with a thoughtful face pursued... ...mon capacity or accomplishments, I think! Am I, or am I not?’ ‘You are the American aloe of the human race, my dear Chiv,’ said Mr Tigg, ‘which only b... ... pursed up, kneading away at the crust, rolling it out, cutting it up into strips, lining the basin with it, shaving it off fine round the rim, choppi...

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Bram Stoker's Dracula

By: Bram Stoker

...e sleevesof some kind or other, and most of them had big belts with a lot of strips of some thing fluttering from them like the dresses in a ballet, ... ... Well, my dear, number Two came after lunch. He is such a nice fellow,and American from Texas, and he looks so young and so fresh that it seems alm... ...d has exquisite manners, but he found out that it amused me to hear him talk American slang,and whenever I was present, and there was no one to be sho... ...ion makes it a harder puzzle than before. But even if the burial service was comic, what about poor Art and his trouble? Why his heart was simply brea... ...ngs that you cannot. Let me illus Chapter 14 234 trate. I heard once of an American who so defined faith, ‘that faculty which enables us to believe ... ...nto the mass between his hands. This he then took, and rolling it into thin strips, began to lay them into the crevices between the door and its sett... ...th me.” I thought it was now time to end the scene, which was becoming too comically grave, so I went towards the door, simply saying, “Come, my fri...

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Dead Souls

By: D. J. Hogarth

..., peopled with characteristic native types commonplace enough but drawn in comic relief. “The comic,” explained the author yet at the beginning of his... ... about with laughter and only wonder we did not notice it before.” But the comic in Dead Souls is merely external. Let us see how Pushkin, who loved t... ...v himself is now gener- ally regarded as a universal character. We find an American professor, William Lyon Phelps*, of Yale, holding the opinion that... ...ut meeting scores of Chichikovs; indeed, he is an accurate portrait of the American promoter, of the successful commercial trav- eller whose success d... ...osed of in a brief essay. Such a strange combination of the tragic and the comic was truly seldom seen in one man. He, for one, realised that “it is d... ... mostly of moleheaps, and in which the party had to pick their way between strips of ploughed land and of harrowed. Soon Chichikov began to feel weary... ... green, iron-clamped box in- scribed: “The —th Battery of Artillery”; long strips of freshly-tilled earth which gleamed green, yellow, and black on th... ... beyond, again, there can be seen show- ing through the slightly misty air strips of yellow heath, and, again, wide-rolling forests (as blue as the se...

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The Country of the Blind and Other Stories

By: H. G. Wells

...m a book. “‘Smiles’ ‘Elp Yourself,’ it’s called,” said Jane; “but it ain’t comic. It tells you how to get on in the world, and some what William read ... ...8 The Country of the Blind on a way of settling him at last. It is a South American dodge. I joined all my fishing-lines together with stems of seawee... ..., the people were supposed to be English and were dressed like fashionable Americans of the current epoch, and I fell into the natural error of suppos... ..., always having her relations and girls from business in, and their chaps. Comic songs a’ Sunday, it was getting to, and driving trade away. And she w... ...eboard partially covered by a black velvet cloth, and beside a decanter of American whisky. It is from 202 The Country of the Blind Mr. Wace, indeed,... ...pain, no hardship, gashing with knives, splin- ters thrust under my nails, strips of flesh flayed off, all for the glory and honour of God.” God smile... ...y. A rather “touristy” friend of his took him away at times. He complained comically to Miss Winchelsea. “I have only two short weeks in Rome,” he sai...

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Celt and Saxon

By: George Meredith

... true, well or ill; and we’re stronger, both of us, united than tearing to strips: and so, there, for the past! so long as we can set our eyes upon so... ...acific Islands, but they will soon be snapped up by the European and North American Govern- ments, and a single one of them does not offer space. It w... ...ly it matters.’ ‘Then you’d not express the emotions at all?’ He flashed a comical look of astonishment as he spoke. She was not to be diverted; she s... ...time.’ ‘I have been in America.’ ‘We are not exactly on the pattern of the Americans.’ Philip hinted a bow. He praised the Republican people. ‘Yes, bu... ... at the Austrians and the Russians and the Prussians for tearing Poland to strips with their bloody beaks.’ ‘We obey our orders, and leave you to sett... ... trusted to her discretion; the idea of a young Irish secretary was rather comical, nevertheless. He had his joke about it, requesting to have a sight... ...y. ‘She will have the right to tell him so. He never can be anything but a comic politician. Still he was bound to consult his wife pre- vious to step...

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The Magician a Novel

By: Somerset Maugham

...onic good humour. Now passed a guard in the romantic cloak of a brigand in comic opera and a peaked cap like that of an alguacil. A group of telegrap... ...anged in a horse shoe, which was reserved for a small party of English or American painters and a few Frenchmen with their wives. At least, they were... ...s, who painted still life with a certain amount of skill, and Clayson, the American sculptor. Raggles stood for rank and fashion at the Chien Noir. He... ...e a Franz Hals; but he was dressed like the caricature of a Frenchman in a comic paper. He spoke English with a Parisian accent. Miss Boyd was beginni... ...t out with the tall Jagson, who smarted still under Haddo’s insolence. The American sculptor paid his bill si lently. When he was at the door, Haddo ... ...ng dish with live charcoal. Meanwhile, he wrote forms of invocation on six strips of paper. When the boy arrived, the sorcerer threw incense and one o... ...per. When the boy arrived, the sorcerer threw incense and one of the paper strips into the chafing dish, then took the boy’s right hand and drew a squ... ...Jeanne Marie Porhoët.” ‘The magician put the second and third of the small strips of paper into the chafing dish, and fresh frankincense was added. Th... ...e driven home.”’ Oliver Haddo told his story not ineffectively, but with a comic gravity that prevented one from knowing exactly how to take it. ‘Havi...

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Sons and Lovers

By: D. H. Lawrence

...ated. He was so full of colour and animation, his voice ran so easily into comic grotesque, he was so ready and so pleasant with everybody. Her own fa... ... followed the manufacturer into a grubby little room, upholstered in black American leather, glossy with the rub- bing of many customers. On the table... ...the copying himself. He worked quickly and well. This done, he seized some strips of long yellow paper, about three inches wide, and made out the day’... ...ntering, with their bags of food, for fear of being turned out. Leonard, a comic, thin fellow, went first; Paul, who would have died rather than be se... ...atrice demurely. “Where’s Paul?” Leonard had followed Annie. He had a long comic face and blue eyes, very sad. “I suppose he’s left you to settle it b...

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The Public Domain : Enclosing the Commons of the Mind

By: James Boyle

...s? Even the ones they claim to have been dictated by gods or aliens? Even if American copyright law requires “an author,” presumably a human one? 9 Ca... ...r the films of the Second World War, or footage on the daily lives of African-Americans during segregation, or the music of the Great Depression, or th... ...hey were successful. 36 As Yochai Benkler puts it, Alice Randall, an African American woman, was ordered by a government official not to publish her cr... ...would have been contacted by the very talented person who took images from a comic book about fair use that I co-wrote and mashed them up with words f... ...ovement has been pronounced enough to generate its own reaction. The popular comics site “xkcd” has strips critical of the Digital Millennium Copyrigh... ...nced enough to generate its own reaction. The popular comics site “xkcd” has strips critical of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 19 but also a ne... ...Musical borrowing is the subject of the next “graphic novel”—which is to say comic book—produced by me, Keith Aoki, and Jennifer Jenkins: Theft!: A Hi...

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The Varieties of Religious Experience

By: William James

... I take my place behind this desk, and face this learned au- dience. To us Americans, the experience of receiving instruction from the living voice, a... ...uous an act. Particularly must this be the case on a soil as sacred to the American imagination as that of Edinburgh. The glories of the philosophic c... ...rd a sweet savor;” we “taste and see that he is good.” “Spiritual milk for American babes, drawn from the breasts of both testaments,” is a sub-title ... ...aused an undergar- ment to be made for him; and in the undergarment he had strips of leather fixed, into which a hundred and fifty brass nails, pointe... ...e with clothing, but which feels no grief and makes no resistance when one strips it again. It is in this way that you should feel towards your clothe... ...dicat orbis terrarum is another instance. [225] “Mesopotamia” is the stock comic instance.—An ex- cellent Old German lady, who had done some traveling...

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The Awakening and Selected Short Stories

By: Kate Chopin

...tion and her girlhood home in the old Kentucky bluegrass country. She was an American woman, with a small infusion of French which seemed to have been... ...re lying on their stomachs on the floor looking at the colored sheets of the comic papers which Mr. The Awakening – Chopin 18 Pontellier had brought... ...se, walk ing along the grass. She watched his figure pass in and out of the strips of moonlight. It was past midnight. It was very quiet. When he ret... ... thought she was asleep. Again she watched his figure pass in and out of the strips of moonlight as he walked away. XI XI XI XI XI “WHAT ARE YOU DO... ... table, an effect of splendor conveyed by a cover of pale yellow satin under strips of lace work. There were wax candles, in massive brass candelabra,... ... with him, seek ing a retired corner, a ray of hope mingled with the almost comical misery of his expression. She was apparently very outspoken. “Per...

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Sartor Resartus the Life and Opinions of Herr Teufelsdr Ockh

By: Thomas Carlyle

...s there 38 SARTOR RESARTUS is something great in the moment when a man first strips himself of adventitious wrappages; and sees indeed that he is nake... ...t as articulately perhaps as the case admitted. Or call him, if you will, an American Backwoodsman, who had to fell unpenetrated forests, and bat tle... ..., considerably involved in haze. To the first English Edition, 1838, which an American, or two American had now opened the way for, there was slighting... ...ed and pacificated.’ Here is a”...—Sun Newspaper, 1st April, 1834. III. NORTH—AMERICAN REVIEWER. . . . . . “After a careful survey of the whole ground,... ...h there is a good deal of remark throughout the work in a half serious, half comic style upon dress, it seems to be in reality a treatise upon the gre...

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