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New Arabian Nights

By: Robert Louis Stevenson

...lk. “Is the grave dug?” asked one. “It is,” replied the other; “behind the laurel hedge. When the job is done, we can cover it with a pile of stakes.”... ...day had almost come, and the birds were piping in the shrubbery and on the forest trees of the garden. The Prince and his companions were visible for ... ...ded with a grey reflec- tion. A few thin vapours clung in the coves of the forest or lay along the winding course of the river. The scene disen- gaged...

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Cashel Byron's Profession

By: George Bernard Shaw

...lf. The trees seemed never end- ing; she began to think she must possess a forest as well as a park. At last she saw an opening. Hastening toward it, ... ...on it. I wish your cousin had held his confounded tongue.” “I wish you had forestalled him by telling me the truth,” “I wish I had, now. But what’s th... ...is great tour she had returned to England on the day when Cashel added the laurels of the Flying Dutchman to his trophies; and the next Sunday’s paper... ...I have always said so,” said Alice, rather angry because some one else had forestalled her with the meritorious ad- mission. “I will tell her the simp...

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Essays of Michel de Montaigne Book the Second

By: William Carew Hazilitt

...less distinctions to honour and recompense vir- tue, such as the crowns of laurel, oak, and myrtle, the par- ticular fashion of some garment, the priv... ...nd well done soever; no more than we commend a great tree, where the whole forest is the same. I do not think that any citizen of Sparta glorified him... ...nd as fires applied in several parts to a dry wood and crackling shrubs of laurel, or as with impetuous fall from the steep mountains, foaming torrent...

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The History of Henry Esmond, Esq. : A Colonel in the Service of Her Majesty Queen Anne : Written by Himself

By: William Makepeace Thackeray

... happy where you are,” she said, “but we were happi- est of all at Walcote Forest.” Then my lord began to describe what was before them to his wife, a... ...m precor, and applied it, I am sure, to you. You come back with Gaditanian laurels; when I heard you were bound thither, I wished, I am sure, I was an... ...ave a great dinner to Mr. Webb, where the General’s chair was crowned with laurels; and her ladyship called Esmond’s health 279 Thackeray in a toast,... ...dows on the green slopes, the quaint devices and carvings of the dial, the forest-crowned heights, the fair yellow plain cheerful with crops and corn,...

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The Insulted and Injured

By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky

...sed to go for walks in that garden, and beyond the garden was a great damp forest, where both of us were once lost. Happy, golden days! The first fore... ... Then write it, my boy , write it as quick as possible. Don’t rest on your laurels. What hin- ders you?” And he said this with such an air of convicti...

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The Golden Bowl

By: Henry James

...lf to the full of her incapacity to doubt; but she accepted resignedly the laurel of the founder, since she was in fact pretty well the doyenne, above... ...s quite expect of us and would be disappointed for us to fail of. This, as forestieri,” Mrs. Verver pursued, “would be our pull—if our pull were n’t i... ...nsations by the way, detached nervously the small wild blossoms of her dim forest, so that she could smile over them at least with the spacious appear... ... of enchantment, a green glade as romantic as one’s dream of an old German forest. The picture was veiled on the contrary with the dimness of trouble;...

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Life of Johnson

By: James Boswell

...chanced to be thrown upon it. No deep root could be struck. The oak of the forest did not grow there; but the elegant shrubbery and the fragrant parte... ... in the style of the hero of a romance, ‘Madam, you crown me with unfading laurels.’ We talked of a lady’s verses on Ireland. Miss Reynolds. ‘Have you...

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The Clever Woman of the Family

By: Charlotte Mary Yonge

...tlemen, their black garments considerably streaked with the green marks of laurel climbing. “Oh, my dears, what figures you are! Go to Coombe and get ... ...el Keith, withdrawing his eyes and atten- tion to the accommodation of the forest of white roots within the purple glass. “I did not know you were out...

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Middlemarch

By: George Eliot

...of the repulsive sort Chat comes from an uneasy conscious- ness seeking to forestall the judgment of others, but simply the relief of a desire to do w... ...Will, laughing, “and migrations of races and 196 Middlemarch clearings of forests—and America and the steam-engine. Ev- erything you can imagine!” “W... ...Out in mid-sea, by guidance of the stars. WHEN DOROTHEA, walking round the laurel-planted plots of the New Hospital with Lydgate, had learned from him... ...iven emphasis to the worst that could be said about the Vicar, in order to forestall objections. In the weeks. since Mr. Casaubon’s death he had hardl...

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Middlemarch

By: George Eliot

...t of the repulsive sort Chat comes from an uneasy consciousness seeking to forestall the judgment of others, but simply the relief of a desire to do w... ...” “Oh yes,” said Will, laughing, “and migrations of races and clearings of forests— and America and the steam engine. Everything you can imagine!” “Wh... ...ut in mid sea, by guidance of the stars. W hen Dorothea, walking round the laurel planted plots of the New Hospital with Lydgate, had learned from him... ...iven emphasis to the worst that could be said about the Vicar, in order to forestall objections. In the weeks. since Mr. Casaubon’s death he had hardl...

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