The Price She Paid: A Novel

J.B. Lippincott & Company, 1882 - 429 sidor
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Sida 49 - As the husband is, the wife is: thou art mated with a clown, And the grossness of his nature will have weight to drag thee down. He will hold thee, when his passion shall have spent its novel force, Something better than his dog, a little dearer than his horse.
Sida 155 - It were all one, That I should love a bright particular star, And think to wed it, he is so above me: In his bright radiance and collateral light Must I be comforted, not in his sphere.
Sida 319 - SYMPOSIUM. I AM afraid it was a poet, and a true one, who once wrote, Love in a hut, with water and a crust, Is — Lord, forgive us ! — cinders, ashes, dust. But between the hut and the palace there are many kinds of dwelling-houses — Agar's Buildings, as I once heard a house-agent term them, ' because Agar's prayer, you know, was for neither riches nor poverty, and these lots are for your middle-class people : ' in these, rather than in the two...
Sida 309 - Interfere no further between thy sister and thy parents, unless thou preferest that reata to gold. Thy craft cannot outwit mine, and she will read no notes. Thou art a foolish boy to set thy sense against thy mother's. I may seem harsh to my children, but I strive on my knees for their good. And when I have made up my mind that a thing is right to do, thou knowest that my nature is of iron.
Sida 423 - It will come at length, through the highest cultivation of all human faculties ; through the recognition of the truth that in the endless sweep of infinitude there can be no break, nothing...
Sida 423 - ... our souls ! Not for a reward in another existence, but to help to the full extent of our power, be it little or great, be the...
Sida 186 - Johnson, in the proposal of marriage you have just made," said the haughty young lady, "but circumstances over which I have no control compel me to decline the honor." "What are those circumstances?

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