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Sketches

By: Charles Dickens

... behalf of the parish. He knows all the titles of the Lord Mayor by heart; states the case without a single stammer: and it is even reported that on o... ... conclusion of the ceremony, until the sacred edifice resounded with their united wailings! As the four sisters and Mr. Robinson continued to occupy t... ...arged over the offenders, but without effect. In this state of things, the marine-store dealer at the cor- 62 Sketches by Boz ner of the street, in t... ...hment, we perceived that the whole of the characters, including a numerous corps de ballet of boots and shoes in the background, into which we had bee... ...ed; on which the stout father calls very loudly for an officer, to whom he states the case, in the presence of another father of another family—a litt... ... (and none of these appearances are very uncommon among the members of the Corps Dramatique), may be worn for the purpose of disguise, and to prevent ... ...le. How has May-day decayed! 177 Charles Dickens CHAPTER XXI—BROKERS’ AND MARINE-STORE SHOPS WHEN WE AFFIRM that brokers’ shops are strange places, a... ...winging over the door; a board with the squeezed-up inscription ‘Dealer in marine stores, ’ in lanky white let- ters, whose height is strangely out of... ...ote period questions which may be asked, but cannot be answered. Tradition states that the transparency in the front door, which displays at night thr...

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The Works of Edgar Allan Poe in Five Volumes Volume Three

By: Edgar Allan Poe

...e Three NARRATIVE OF A. GORDON PYM INTRODUCTORY NOTE UPON MY RETURN to the United States a few months ago, after the extraordinary series of adventure... ... NARRATIVE OF A. GORDON PYM INTRODUCTORY NOTE UPON MY RETURN to the United States a few months ago, after the extraordinary series of adventure in the... ...ers had died about eleven in the forenoon, in violent convulsions; and the corpse presented in a few minutes after death one of the most horrid and lo... ...me on with great fury, and the design was aban- doned for the present. The corpse, left to itself, was washed into the larboard scuppers, where it sti... ...er as far as we could on the ladder, and giving a pull against it with our united strength, succeeded in breaking it down. The third attempt was equal... ...ter, or that the eating of some unknown venomous species of fish, or other marine animal, or oceanic bird, might have induced it—but it is utterly use... ...igator, and this, too, without encountering extraordinary difficulties. He states that although he was fre- quently hemmed in by ice before reaching t... ...in America, and for the purpose of making me her heir, paid a visit to the United States, in company with a dis- tant and exceedingly lovely relative ... ...ica, and for the purpose of making me her heir, paid a visit to the United States, in company with a dis- tant and exceedingly lovely relative of her ...

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Sketches

By: Charles Dickens

... behalf of the parish. He knows all the titles of the Lord Mayor by heart; states the case without a single stammer: and it is even reported that on o... ... conclusion of the ceremony, until the sacred edifice resounded with their united wailings! As the four sisters and Mr. Robinson continued to occupy t... ...arged over the offenders, but without effect. In this state of things, the marine-store dealer at the cor- 62 Sketches by Boz ner of the street, in t... ...ed; on which the stout father calls very loudly for an officer, to whom he states the case, in the presence of another father of another family—a litt... ...le. How has May-day decayed! 177 Charles Dickens CHAPTER XXI—BROKERS’ AND MARINE-STORE SHOPS WHEN WE AFFIRM that brokers’ shops are strange places, a... ...winging over the door; a board with the squeezed-up inscription ‘Dealer in marine stores, ’ in lanky white let- ters, whose height is strangely out of... ...ote period questions which may be asked, but cannot be answered. Tradition states that the transparency in the front door, which displays at night thr... ...ment of the unwary Tibbs. On the following morning, Mr. Septimus Hicks was united to Miss Matilda Maplesone. Mr. Simpson also en- tered into a ‘holy a... ...ous incredulity, for Mr. Tomkins declared that no other chimney-pot in the United Kingdom, broken or unbroken, could be so beautiful as the one at No....

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The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices : No Thoroughfare ; The Perils of Certain English Prisoners

By: Charles Dickens

...fine active young men; and that whereas the stan dard of that distinguished corps is full six feet, ‘grow ing lads of five feet eleven’ need not abs... ...tains, purposely abstaining, as he did so, from look ing at the face of the corpse, lest he might unnerve himself at the outset by fastening some gha... ...tness the momentary impres sion it had received from the first sight of the corpse. Before long the face seemed to be hovering out in the middle of t... ...y riding into Allonby in a one horse fly, bent upon staying in that peaceful marine valley until the turbu lent Doncaster time shall come round upon ... ...er and its dry patches, changed into long bars of silver and gold in various states of burnishing, and there were fine views—on fine days—of the Scott... ...e was recaptured by the town council, or is bolting at this hour through the United Kingdom, they know not. They hope he may be still bolting; if so, ... ...ave it. ‘But, lo! Before he got it, she cheated him. In one of her imperious states, she froze, and never thawed again. She put her hands to her head ...

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A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

By: Henry David Thoreau

...d not, till, as we read on the stone on our right, it “gave peace to these United States.” As a Concord poet has sung:— “By the rude bridge that arc... ...till, as we read on the stone on our right, it “gave peace to these United States.” As a Concord poet has sung:— “By the rude bridge that arched the... ...ontain pure discoveries, glimpses of terra firma, though by ship wrecked mariners, and not the art of navigation by those who have never been out of... ...ature and society hint at infinite periods in the progress of mankind. The States have leisure to laugh from Maine to T exas at some newspaper joke, a... ... more favorable to contemplation and the observation of nature. Unlike the mariner, they have the constantly vary ing panorama of the shore to reliev... ...h the savage inhabitants of some remote isle stand to the mysterious white mariner, the child of the sun?—as if we were to have dealings with an anim... ...eum, where “the only perfect skeleton of a Greenland or river whale in the United States” was to be seen, and I also read in its directory of a “Manch... ...ere “the only perfect skeleton of a Greenland or river whale in the United States” was to be seen, and I also read in its directory of a “Manchester A... ...‘t were two summer days in one, T wo Sundays come together, Our rays united make one sun, With fairest summer weather. As surely as the sunse...

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Heartbreak House : A Fantasia in the Russian Manner on English Themes

By: George Bernard Shaw

.... And of the two atmospheres it is hard to say which was the more fatal to statesmanship. Revolution on the Shelf Heartbreak House was quite familiar ... ...ar at all, and had not only had military training in Officers’ T rain- ing Corps, but had proclaimed on public occasions that they were perfectly read... ... climax of legal lawlessness was reached in France. The greatest Socialist statesman in Europe, Jaures, was shot and killed by a gentleman who resente... ... wrath on which many suns go down before it is appeased. Yet it was in the United States of America where nobody slept the worse for the war, that the... ...on which many suns go down before it is appeased. Yet it was in the United States of America where nobody slept the worse for the war, that the war fe... ...side trippers learned that an elderly gentleman at breakfast in a week-end marine hotel had been interrupted by a bomb dropping into his egg-cup, thei... ... the port door]. HECTOR. That’s an extraordinary girl. She has the Ancient Mariner on a string like a Pekinese dog. RANDALL. Now that they have gone, ...

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Three Soldiers

By: John Dos Passos

...d come from such various worlds, all these men sleep- ing about him, to be united in this. And what did they think of it, all these sleepers? Had they... ... sonny, I nearly cried when I found I was going to be in this damn medical corps? I enlisted for the tanks. This is the first time in my life I haven’... ... in a hell of a hurry.” “Have you heard anything about this army students’ corps to send men to universities here in France? Something the Y. M. C. A.... ...y.” W alters’s voice broke into his reverie. “I’m going to appoint you the corps of inter- preters.” Andrews laughed. “D’you know the way to the Schoo... ...ut just think of it,” said Aubrey, “that means world revo- lution with the United States at the head of it. What do you think of that?” “Moki doesn’t ... ... think of it,” said Aubrey, “that means world revo- lution with the United States at the head of it. What do you think of that?” “Moki doesn’t think s... ...irty life that. I’ll never be a soldier. I’m going into the navy. Merchant marine, and then if I have to do service I’ll do it on the sea.” “I suppose... ...t on in the world, Skinny.” “But, Kid, you won’t be able to go back to the States.” “I don’t care. New Rochelle’s not the whole world. They got the mo... ...ere like they did in Russia; then we’d be free. We couldn’t go back to the States for a while, but there wouldn’t be no M.P .’s to hunt us like we wer...

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