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Life of John Coleridge Patteson : Missionary Bishop of the Melanesian Islands

By: Charlotte Mary Yonge

...e Castle, so we went into the middle of the road and formed a line. Soon a rocket (the signal that the Queen was at Slough) was let off, and then 17 ... ...ousin, George May Coleridge; and here the brothers and sisters climbed the rocks, boated, fished, and ran exquisitely wild in the summer holi- days. C... ... vite,” the fear being of an ice avalanche falling on us, and we heard the rocks and ice which are detached by the wet falling all about. The view fro... ... forward. The Bishop has since said that what struck him most was the calm balancing of arguments, like a true Christian Judge. Sir John spoke of the ... ... and refreshing it is to look at it; but as yet we have seen no beach; the rock runs right into the sea. Such bustle and excitement on board! emigrant... ...ellington with the Judge. Here we had sea room and no fear of driving upon rocks. It is blowing a good deal now, as you see by my writ- ing. I have a ... ... on the whole I think it may be better to wait till another year. But I am balancing considerations. Should any delay occur from my incapacity to go t...

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The Caged Lion

By: Charlotte Mary Yonge

...g downwards to a brawling moun- tain stream, the sides scattered with gray rocks of every imag- inable size, interspersed here and there with heather,... ..., or furze. Just in the widest part of the valley, a sort of plat- form of rock jutted out from the hill-side, and afforded a station for one of those... ...he strength of Scotland, as well as her bane. Either by nature or art, the rock had been scarped away on three sides, so that the walls of the castle ... ...untain side by, as it were, an isthmus joining the pen- insula to the main rock; and even this isthmus, a narrow ridge of rock just wide enough for th... ...nfined; its mas- sive walls took up much even of the narrow space that the rock afforded; but it had been so piled up that it seemed as though the bui... ...on, and only considered how to broach the question. Malcolm, meantime, was balancing between the now approaching decision between Oxford and France. H...

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Roderick Hudson

By: Henry James

...at Bessie’s request, and was playing that he was her baby and that she was rocking him to sleep. She sat beside him, swing- ing the hammock to and fro... ...lds, and at last found themselves on a grassy elevation studded with mossy rocks and red cedars. Just beneath them, in a great shining curve, flowed t... ...ulations of the horizon. It was a meadow on the edge of a wood, with mossy rocks protruding through the grass and a little lake on the other side. It ... ...d amid the antique masonry as freely as they would have done in the virgin rock. Rowland was turning away, when he heard a sound of voices rising up f... ...ubts myself, about everything in this weary world. You have gone up like a rocket, in your profession, they tell me; are you going to come down like t... ...own the valley. The figure of Prince Casamassima appeared in the distance, balancing his white umbrella. As her eyes rested upon it, Rowland imagined ... ...f egotism. Reality was never so consistent as that! But Roderick sat there balancing his beautiful head, and the echoes of his strident accent still l...

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Nostromo a Tale of the Seaboard

By: Joseph Conrad

...bours of the earth are made difficult of access by the treachery of sunken rocks and the tempests of their shores. Sulaco had found an inviolable sanc... ...are of the horizon. This is the peninsula of Azuera, a wild chaos of sharp rocks and stony levels cut about by vertical ravines. It lies far out to se... ...s, spectral and alive, are believed to be dwelling to this day amongst the rocks, under the fatal spell of their success. Their souls cannot tear them... ...d of Higuerota rises majestically upon the blue. Bare clusters of enormous rocks sprinkle with tiny black dots the smooth dome of snow. Then, as the m... ... than a foot high, and about seven paces across, a mere flat top of a grey rock which smokes like a hot cinder after a shower, and where no man would ... ...heir friends and relations, but several figures could be seen sit- ting up balancing their bandaged heads in time to the music. Charles Gould dismount... ...prise, without any ac- tive sentiment whatever. Padre Roman sat dejectedly balancing himself, his feet just touching the ground, his hands gripping th...

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He Sat, In Defiance of Municipal Orders

By: Rudyard Kipling

...ke to the Curator of his own lamassery, the Such zen, opposite the Painted Rocks, four months’ march away. The Curator brought out a huge book of pho ... ...rest ing evening with the old man, who brought out his cavalry sabre and, balancing it on his dry knees, told tales of the Mutiny and young captains ... ...d broken down. A thin, high Kathiawar mare, with eyes and nostrils aflame, rocketed out of the jam, snorting and wincing as her rider bent her across ... ...tment; and that custom is spreading. But there are always those of the old rock who hold by the use of their forefa thers; and, above all, there are ... ... lowed no one near the car. A merry and a high spirited dame, thought Kim, balancing the dung cake in one hand, the cooked food in the other, and pilo... ...f the bold birches stopped. Above that, in scarps and blocks upheaved, the rocks strove to fight their heads above the white smother. Above these agai... .... Go! The other man comes!’ Kim tore uphill. A revolver bullet rang on a rock by his side, and he cowered partridge wise. ‘If you shoot,’ shouted Hu...

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The Prince and the Page

By: Charlotte Mary Yonge

...under which Edward sleeps in Westminster Abbey agrees in structure with no rocks nearer than those whence the mighty stones of the T emple at Jerusale... ...jugglery, tossing from one hand to another a never-ending circle of balls, balancing a lance upon his nose, with a popinjay on its point; here were a ... ...d Dame Iduna; “I said it was not for noth- ing that a single pyot came and rocked up his ill-omened tail while we were taking horse for this expeditio... ...d the ships were in fearful case. Many foundered, many were wrecked on the rocky islets around the port, and the French army was almost as much reduce... ...me the boats came in, Richard made his way to the shore, on the beautiful, rocky, broken coast; and presently encountered a sepia, which fully justifi... ...r Simon, who gave him this scroll. And if you will meet him at the Syren’s Rock to-night, my Lord Richard, he will bring you to those who will conduct...

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The Rescue a Romance of the Shallows

By: Joseph Conrad

...sing and splashing on the lee quarter. Carter stood up in the stern sheets balancing him- self cleverly to the disordered motion of his cockle- 45 Jo... ...and after reaching about the same elevation, expired side by side. “Them’s rockets, sir—ain’t they?” said one of the men in a muffled voice. “Aye, roc... ...nd high pyramid of canvas gliding steadily ahead of his boat with a slight balancing movement from side to side. IV IT WAS NOON before the brig, pilot... ...o windward and beyond a maze of broken water, sandspits, and clus- ters of rocks, the black hull of the yacht heeling over, high and motionless upon t... ...been brought up in the middle of a broad belt of clear water. To the north rocky ledges showed in black and white lines upon the slight swell setting ... ... Two figures, noiseless like two shadows, moved slowly over the beach of a rocky islet, and stopped side by side on the very edge of the water. Behind... ...and, near by, the leaves of creepers drooping from the summit of the steep rock stirred no more than the festooned stone. The faint light, disclosing ... ...aight at it for a moment then passed on and aban- doned her to the regular balancing of the swell. The struggle of the rocks forever overwhelmed and e...

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Theological Essays and Other Papers

By: Thomas de Quincey

...crowning treachery with treachery, some few who had swum off to a point of rock in the sea, were lured back to destruc- tion under a second series of ... ...ed off the animals with the large loose stones that lay scattered over the rocky sur- face of the heath.’ But upon the character of the nuisance, and ... ...so belongs its own proper share of classic interest.’ The character of the rocks prevailing in those mountain ridges which intersect the whole of Gree... ... or spear. ‘The weapon is the more effec- tual, owing to the nature of the rock itself, broken as it is in its whole surface into angular and sharp-po... ... Hence, as most travellers will have experienced, a fall amongst the Greek rocks is unusually painful.’ It is pleasing to find Homer familiar not only... ...’ condition of license to spend money, to lose time, or to court peril. In balancing the pretensions of different regions to a distinction so costly a...

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The New Machiavelli

By: H. G. Wells

...proprietor who was once my schoolfellow at City Mer- chants’, to Mr. J. D. Rockefeller—all of them men in their several ways and circumstances and pos... ...map of the South of England. Over the mantel is a huge lump of white coral rock and several big fossil bones, and above that hangs the portrait of a b... ...d enchanting caves and several mines of gold and silver paper. Among these rocks a number of survivors from a Noah’s Ark made a various, dangerous, al... ...eanliness, and eating hard-boiled eggs in a vast clear space of rime-edged rocks, snow-mottled, above a blue-gashed gla- cier. All about us the monstr... ...s, snow-mottled, above a blue-gashed gla- cier. All about us the monstrous rock surfaces rose towards the shining peaks above, and there were winding ... ...eave them out of my story and get the right proportions of the forces I am balancing. I was no abnormal man, and that world of order we desire to make... ...keep in your mind, fixed and firm, a scheme es- sentially complex, to keep balancing a swaying possibility while at the same time under jealous, hosti... ...pause. “I want her,” I said, “and I’m going to have her. I’m too tired for balancing the right or wrong of it any more. You can’t separate them. I saw...

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Dynevor Terrace Vol. Ii

By: Charlotte Mary Yonge

... that honesty was the only thing that would go down with him. The boat was rocking on the green waves, and Louis was in the act of waving an adieu to ... ...and the sun shone calmly on the bright flowers and wavy ferns adorning the rockwork. ‘What are you doing, Clara? You must rest here,’ said he, drawing... ...numerous llamas were pasturing. The next began the real mountain work; the rock looked like a wall before them, and the white summits were sharply def... ... breeze, consoling them for the glow with which the sunbeams beat upon the rocks. The palms and huge ferns had given place to pines, and these were gr... ...ments on which they suddenly came, after turning round a great shoulder of rock. Mr. Robson and the sumpter-mules had quietly preceded them, and the g... ...ardened him to all such stings. To his lot fell the misery of weighing and balancing what comforts could best be cut off without positive injury to hi...

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Autobiographic Sketches Selections, Grave and Gay

By: Thomas de Quincey

... right quarter, or perhaps they are strongly relieved against a curtain of rock, at a distance of some miles, and always ex- hibiting gigantic proport... ...through fleshly torments. Mine, in the present case, rose suddenly, like a rocket, into their meridian altitude, by means of a hint furnished to my br... ... hang heavy on our hands, though we were imprisoned, as it were, on a dull rock; for Holyhead itself is a little island of rock, an insu- lated depend... ...ce) to the wrong upon which it grew. But now mark the degree in which this balancing advantage is made available. 1. The eleven bodies are not equally... ...th of May, the rebel army advanced from Enniscorthy to a post called Three Rocks, not much above two miles from Wexford. Their strength was now increa... ...nt forward; these were the next morning intercepted by the rebels at Three Rocks, and massacred almost to a man. Two officers, who escaped the slaught...

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The Count of Monte Cristo Voulume Two

By: Alexandre Dumas

...le doing so I had leaned against a laburnum; behind me was an artifi- cial rockery, intended to serve as a resting-place for persons walk- ing in the ... ...elt the coldness of the stone. On my right I saw the tree, be- hind me the rock. I stood in the same attitude, and threw myself down. I rose, and agai... ...me Monte Cristo?” “Monte Cristo is the name of an estate, or, rather, of a rock, and not a family name.” “Well, be it so — let us not dispute about wo... ... it and must have seen it.” “I am told it is a delightful place?” “It is a rock.” “And why has the count bought a rock?” “For the sake of being a coun... ...as run- ning down-stairs with the joy of a shipwrecked mariner who finds a rock to cling to. M. de Villefort followed them. Chateau-Renaud and Morcerf... ...his finest horses and drove to the Rue de la Chausse d’Antin. Danglars was balancing his monthly accounts, and it was perhaps not the most favorable m... ...earch!” “But what have I done to you?” exclaimed Villefort, whose mind was balancing between reason and insanity, in that cloud which is neither a dre...

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Plutarchs Lives Volume One

By: Hugh Clough

...He slew also Sciron, upon the borders of Megara, casting him down from the rocks, being, as most report, a notorious robber of all passengers, and, as... ...o wash them, and then while they did it, with a kick to send them down the rock into the sea. The writers of 11 Plutarch’s Lives Megara, however, in ... ...ety to Aegeus, who, in despair at the sight, threw himself headlong from a rock, and perished in the sea. But Theseus, being arrived at the port of Ph... ...im from thence the lands that he desired, threw him headlong down from the rock, and killed him. Others say he fell down of himself by a slip of his f... ...e, except only that part of the Capitol which they still call the Tarpeian Rock, from which they used to cast down malefactors. The Sabines being poss... ...hat to have both offered to him, was to lose one of them, he was doubtful, balancing in his thoughts. But the affairs of Sicily seeming to hold out th...

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An Outcast of the Islands

By: Joseph Conrad

...ther in the swift current of the river. He jumped into the smallest canoe, balancing himself clumsily, slipped the rattan painter, and gave an unneces... ...the verandah of his house. He laid the sleepy child on the seat of the big rocking-chair, on a pillow which he took out of his own hammock, and stood ... ...y? She has grown hard of heart to me. Hard and merciless and stealthy like rocks that tear a ship’s life out under the smooth sea.” He drew a long bre... ...itation. “God is great!” A violent fit of coughing doubled Omar up, and he rocked himself to and fro, wheezing and moan- ing in turns, while Babalatch... ...y short steps, her head a little on one side, hands on hips, with a slight balancing of her body: an approach more tantaliz- ing than an escape. He lo... ...“Yes” dreamily, and she ran off towards the big house. When she came back, balancing a roll of fine mats on her head, he had replenished the fire and ... ...ithout looking up. “Finally, by his directions, they flung me into the big rocking-chair. I was sewed in so tight that I was stiff like a piece of woo... ...happiness, The loss of the Flash—planted firmly and for ever on a ledge of rock at the north end of Gaspar Straits in the uncertain light of a cloudy ... ...ps of the forests swayed to the left and sprang back again in a tumultuous balancing of 232 An Outcast of the Islands nodding branches and shuddering...

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Ivanhoe

By: Sir Walter Scott

...ly, he soon reached an open plat of turf, on the opposite side of which, a rock, rising abruptly from a gently sloping plain, offered its grey and wea... ...ving grace to that whose chief expression was terror. At the bottom of the rock, and leaning, as it were, against it, was constructed a rude hut, buil... ...ance on the right hand, a fountain of the purest water trickled out of the rock, and was received in a hollow stone, which labour had formed into a ru... ...ands and twisting his thumbs, he seemed ab- sorbed in attention, and anon, balancing his expanded palms, he gently flourished them in time to the musi... ...ed his heavy partisan round his head with three fingers, as if he had been balancing a reed, exclaiming at the same time, “Where be those false ravish... ...ea becomes an indi- vidual part of that resistless ocean, which undermines rocks and ingulfs royal armadas. Such a swelling flood is that pow- erful l... ...t a buffet that might have felled an ox. But his adversary stood firm as a rock. A loud shout was uttered by all the yeomen around; for the Clerk’s cu...

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One of Our Conquerors

By: George Meredith

...ntion, I wager it’s about all we do know of them. They’re Society’s trusty rock- limpets, no doubt.’ ‘My respect for the cloth is extreme.’ Carling’s ... ...en by the brain to shoot up to terrific heights of surveyal; and there she rocked; and only her youthful healthiness brought her down to grass and flo... ...crutiny is not so microscopic, in- vaded her, resembling a tide-swell into rock-caves, which have been filled before and left to emptiness, and will b... ...e should herald a new world to the maiden. The voice she had heard did but rock to ruin the world she had been living in. Mademoiselle prudently forbo... ...go down for a while before they rise again; it’s an affair of undulations; rocket mines are not so healthy. The stories are false, for the time. I had... ...y allotted to him. His wife believed in Victor, and deemed the loss of the balancing Pennergate a gain. Since that lamentable loss, Mr. Inchling, 161...

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The Octopus a Story of California

By: Frank Norris

...e country of the Navajos, down by the Aga Thia Needle—a great blade of red rock jutting from out the desert, like a knife thrust. Then on and on throu... ... en- chanting. He remembered the Egyptian fulness of the lips, the strange balancing movement of her head upon her slender neck, the same movement tha... ...teness of the lilies, the per- fume of the lilies, and the lilies’ slender balancing grace in her neck. Her hands disengaged the odour of the he- liot... .... It always will be.” Vanamee clasped his head between his clenched fists, rocking himself to and fro. “Oh, the terror of it,” he murmured. “The horro... ...d his small black valise at the foot of the porch steps, and sat down in a rocker on the porch itself, fanning himself with his broad-brimmed hat, and... ...he crowded floor bared itself instantly. It was like sand blown from off a rock; the throng of guests, carried by an im- pulse that was not to be resi... ...ng her skirt with nervous pats of both hands. Annixter sat down on a great rock close by and, the loop of the bridle over his arm, lit a cigar, and be...

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Night and Day

By: Virginia Woolf

... She looked, as usual, as if she were weighing one thing with another, and balancing them together before she made up her mind. “Happiness,” she remar... ... the Relief of Lucknow, and when they were not lighthouses firmly based on rock for the guidance of their generation, they were steady, serviceable ca... ..., or the conduct of a vast ship in a hurricane round a black promontory of rock, or in others more peaceful, but marked by her complete emancipa- tion... ... French author at lunch-time, or squeezed in a visit to a picture gallery, balancing his social work with an ardent culture of which he was secretly p... ...lendid as the waters that drop with resounding thunder from high ledges of rock, and plunge downwards into the blue depths of night, was the presence ... ...too, thought her family a queer one—queer, yes, but not dull. That was the rock past which she was bent on steer- ing him. And she thought how she wou... ...cketed papers. Nevertheless, from the skeleton pallor of that land and the rocks that broke its surface, she knew that her life there would be harsh a...

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Dynevor Terrace

By: Charlotte Mary Yonge

...c W atts. ORMERSFIELD PARK was extensive, ranging into fine broken ground, rocky and overgrown with brushwood; but it bore the marks of retrenchment; ... ...arnel out of the hedges, and plants from the nursery gardens, and bringing rockwork, and letting water in to make a swamp. There’s no saying what’s in... ...p of a wooded ravine, a dashing rivulet making a pleasant murmur among the rocks below, and glanc- ing here and there through the brushwood that cloth... ...them for our home flowers. Primroses look so friendly and natural.’ ‘These rocks are perfect nests for them, and they even over- hang the river. This ... ...ion they might create in her. Now the process was much like weigh- ing and balancing the down of Fitzjocelyn’s own favourite thistle; the profusion, t... ...editating how to stir up Louis to finish off 64 Dynevor Terrace Vol 1 his rocky steps, and make one piece of work complete. She paused at the summit ...

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Kenilworth

By: Sir Walter Scott

...rown matri- monial held at the humour of a woman, and owning only the poor rocks and bogs of the north.” The Countess paused, as if what the Earl last... ...climb a mountain of loose sand —we dare make no halt until some projecting rock affords us a secure footing and resting-place. If we pause sooner, we ... ...tin Swart on ground lay slain; In raging rout he never reel’ d, But like a rock did firm remain.’ [This verse, or something similar, occurs in a long ... ...ll— Look to the helm, good master—many a shoal Marks this stern coast, and rocks, where sits the Siren, Who, like ambition, lures men to their ruin. T... ...hrice-sodden ass, who suffered himself to be fired off into the air like a rocket on a rejoicing day. Had Mary had the hap to have wedded the noble Ea... ...forts which he might have occasion to use in her behalf. While he was thus balancing the advantages and perils which attended her unexpected presence ... ...ueen, who hoped to appease his discontent, and to follow out her system of balancing policy by a mark of peculiar favour, the more gratifying as it wa...

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