Eugene Field: A Study in Heredity and Contradictions, Volume 2

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C. Scribner's sons, 1901

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Page 302 - ... supposes he is as well able to bombast out a blank verse as the best of you; and being an absolute Johannes factotum, is in his own conceit the only Shake-scene in a country.
Page 289 - Christian knights; and now I dare say," said Sir Ector, "thou Sir Launcelot, there thou liest, that thou were never matched of earthly knight's hand ; and thou were the courtliest knight that ever bare shield ; and thou were the truest friend to thy lover that ever bestrode horse ; and thou were the truest lover of a sinful man that ever loved woman ; and thou were the...
Page 177 - Says Dibdin's ghost to me. I bade him welcome, and we twain Discussed with buoyant hearts The various things that appertain To bibliomaniac arts. " .Since you are fresh from t'other side, Pray tell me of that host That treasured books before they died,
Page 289 - And thou were the meekest man and the gentlest that ever eate in hall among ladies. And thou were the sternest knight to thy. mortal foe that ever put speare in the rest.
Page 288 - Ector, but he knew not them. Then went Sir Bors unto Sir Ector, and told him how there lay his brother, Sir Launcelot, dead ; and then Sir Ector threw his shield, sword, and helm from him. And when he beheld Sir Launcelot's visage, he fell down in a swoon. And when he waked it were hard any tongue to tell the doleful complaints that he made for his brother. Ah Launcelot, he said, thou were head of all Christian knights, and now I dare say...
Page 224 - tis strange : And oftentimes, to win us to our harm, The instruments of darkness tell us truths : Win -us with honest trifles, to betray us In deepest consequence.
Page 217 - Upon the death of my mother (1856), I was put in the care of my (paternal) cousin, Miss Mary Field French, at Amherst, Mass.
Page 219 - Boston, 1887. (Out of print.) " A Little Book of Western Verse," Chicago, 1889. (Large paper, privately printed, and limited.) " A Little Book of Profitable Tales,
Page 155 - Oh, for a booke and a shady nooke, Eyther in doore or out, With the greene leaves whispering overhead, Or the streete cryes all about; Where I maie reade all at my ease Both of the newe and old, For a jollie goode booke whereon to looke Is better to me than golde!
Page 178 - But what of those who scold at us When we would read in bed ? Or, wanting victuals, make a fuss If we buy books instead ? And what of those who 've dusted not Our motley pride and boast, Shall they profane that sacred spot ?

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