The Bookman, Volume 16

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Página 559 - Come you back to Mandalay, Where the old Flotilla lay: Can't you 'ear their paddles chunkin' from Rangoon to Mandalay? On the road to Mandalay, Where the flyin'-fishes play, An' the dawn comes up like thunder outer China 'crost the Bay!
Página 371 - Who breaks his birth's invidious bar, And grasps the skirts of happy chance, And breasts the blows of circumstance, And grapples with his evil star...
Página 272 - I have been very jealous for the LORD God of hosts : because the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword; and I, even I only, am left ; and they seek my life to take it away.
Página 559 - Pagoda, lookin' eastward to the sea, There's a Burma girl a-settin", and I know she thinks o' me; For the wind is in the palm-trees, an' the temple-bells they say: 'Come you back, you British soldier; come you back to Mandalay!' Come you back to Mandalay, Where the old Flotilla lay: Can't you 'ear their paddles chunkin
Página 366 - Two nations ; between whom there is no intercourse and no sympathy ; who are as ignorant of each other's habits, thoughts, and feelings, as if they were dwellers in different zones, or inhabitants of different planets ; who are formed by a different breeding, are fed by a different food, are ordered by different manners, and are not governed by the same laws.
Página 139 - Now I saw in my dream that just as they had ended this talk they drew near to a very miry slough that was in the midst of the plain; and they, being heedless, did both fall suddenly into the bog. The name of the slough was Despond.
Página 138 - It's like this: When your Majesty says, "Let a thing be done," it's as good as done — practically, it is done — because your Majesty's will is law. Your Majesty says, "Kill a gentleman," and a gentleman is told off to be killed.
Página 138 - Fell suddenly into an allegory About their journey and the way to glory, In more than twenty things, which I set down; This done, I twenty more had in my crown, And they again began to multiply, Like sparks that from the coals of fire do fly.
Página 504 - The priest rose to take the crucifix; then she stretched forward her neck as one who is athirst, and gluing her lips to the body of the Man-God, she pressed upon it with all her expiring strength the fullest kiss of love that she had ever given. Then he recited the Misereatur and the Indulgentiam, dipped his right thumb in the oil and began to give extreme unction. First, upon the eyes, that had so coveted all...
Página 138 - The walls surrounding me, and I, alone, That pedestal — that curtain — then a voice That called on Galatea ! At that word, Which seemed to shake my marble to the core, That which was dim before, came evident. Sounds, that had hummed around me — indistinct, Vague, meaningless — seemed to resolve themselves Into a language I could understand ; I felt my frame pervaded...

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