Over the Teacups, Volym 2

Houghton, Mifflin, 1890 - 319 sidor
Originally released as a series of essays in the Atlantic Monthly, Over the Teacups, like Holmes' Autocrat of the Breakfast Table is a table talk book that discusses age and how to live a long life; how to be a great conversationalist; the art of reading. -- vendor's description.

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Sida 30 - Heaven's Sovereign saves all beings, but himself, That hideous sight, a naked human heart.
Sida 17 - I am this day fourscore years old: and can I discern between good and evil? can thy servant taste what I eat or what I drink? can I hear any more the voice of singing men and singing women? wherefore then should thy servant be yet a burden unto my lord the king?
Sida 82 - Still, thro' the rattle, parts of speech were rife: While he could stammer He settled Hoti's business - let it be! Properly based Oun Gave us the doctrine of the enclitic De, Dead from the waist down.
Sida 29 - It is time to be old, To take in sail: — The god of bounds, Who sets to seas a shore, Came to me in his fatal rounds, And said: "No more! No farther shoot Thy broad ambitious branches, and thy root. Fancy departs: no more invent; Contract thy firmament To compass of a tent.
Sida 178 - sa hangman's whip, To haud the wretch in order ; But where ye feel your honour grip, Let that aye be your border ; Its slightest touches, instant pause — Debar a' side pretences ; And resolutely keep its laws, Uncaring consequences.
Sida 90 - Thus with the year Seasons return ; but not to me returns Day, or the sweet approach of even or morn, Or sight of vernal bloom, or summer's rose, Or flucks, or herds, or human face divine...
Sida 218 - Pipe to the spirit ditties of no tone: Fair youth, beneath the trees, thou canst not leave Thy song, nor ever can those trees be bare; Bold Lover, never, never canst thou kiss Though winning near the goal — yet, do not grieve; She cannot fade, though thou hast not thy bliss, For ever wilt thou love, and she be fair!
Sida 82 - That, has the world here — should he need the next, Let the world mind him ! This, throws himself on God, and unperplexed Seeking shall find him. So, with the throttling hands of death at strife, Ground he at grammar...
Sida 145 - The chariots shall rage in the streets, they shall justle one against another in the broad ways : they shall seem like torches, they shall run like the lightnings " ? Number Seven had finished reading his paper.
Sida 93 - What you will. I will talk of things heavenly, or things earthly; things moral, or things evangelical; things sacred, or things profane; things past, or things to come; things foreign, or things at home; things more essential, or things circumstantial; provided that all be done to our profit.

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