The Reader: An Illustrated Monthly Magazine, Volume 8

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Reader Publishing Company, 1906

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Página 76 - I waked one morning, in the beginning of last June, from a dream, of which, all I could recover was, that I had thought myself in an ancient castle (a very natural dream for a head filled like mine with Gothic story), and that on the uppermost banister of a great staircase I saw a gigantic hand in armour. In the evening I sat down, and began to write, without knowing in the least what I intended to say or relate.
Página 272 - And some thro' wavering lights and shadows broke, Rolling a slumbrous sheet of foam below. They saw the gleaming river seaward flow From the inner land : far off, three mountain-tops...
Página 69 - Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance My head is bloody, but unbowed. Beyond this place of wrath and tears Looms but the Horror of the shade, And yet the menace of the years Finds and shall find me unafraid. It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll, I am the master of my fate...
Página 564 - IDEALS ARE LIKE STARS, YOU WILL NOT SUCCEED IN TOUCHING THEM WITH YOUR HANDS, BUT LIKE THE SEA-FARING MAN ON THE DESERT OF WATERS, YOU CHOOSE THEM AS YOUR GUIDES AND FOLLOWING THEM, YOU REACH YOUR DESTINY.
Página 353 - ... has ever stirred my blood; if a cup of wine has been a joy to me; if I have thought tobacco at midnight in pleasant company to be one of the elements of an earthly paradise; if now and again I have somewhat recklessly fluttered a £,5 note over a card-table; - of what matter is that to any reader?
Página 177 - No corporation shall issue stock or bonds, except for money paid, labor done, or property actually received, and all fictitious increase of stock or indebtedness shall be void.
Página 352 - I had long since convinced myself that in such work as mine the great secret consisted in acknowledging myself to be bound to rules of labour similar to those which an artisan or a mechanic is forced to obey. A shoemaker when he has finished one pair of shoes does not sit down and contemplate his work in idle satisfaction. " There is my pair of shoes finished at last ! What a pair of shoes it is ! " The shoemaker who so indulged himself would be without wages half his time.
Página 175 - To him that hath shall be given ; and from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.
Página 257 - The latter form of composition is presumed to aim at a very minute fidelity, not merely to the possible, but to the probable and ordinary course of man's experience.
Página 141 - I answer, ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands. But like the sea-faring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them you will reach your destiny.

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