The Van Suyden Sapphires

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Dodd, Mead, 1905 - 333 páginas

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Página 63 - 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 239 - One poor day ! — Remember whose and not how short it is! It is God's day, it is Columbus's. A lavish day! One day, with life and heart, Is more than time enough to find a world.
Página 125 - ... he who fights and runs away will live to fight another day.
Página 110 - Commandments, at least ; for they resemble nothing either in heaven above or the earth beneath, or in the waters under the earth.
Página 88 - ... three, that the baleful effects of my false principles began to display themselves more evidently. My wife, as I before said, was young and inexperienced when she married me ; and my absurd notion of not interfering with her caprices, had deprived her in many instances of the benefit of my advice. There is an old saying, that " two heads are better than one...
Página 142 - O'Rourke? A. I respectfully make the same answer, sir. Q. Did you move your office over to 2 Lafayette Street to be near the office of Bart O'Rourke, because of the volume of business he was sending you as a private lawyer? A. I respectfully decline to answer on the ground that it might tend to incriminate or degrade me, sir.
Página 155 - Because of the tobacco smoke? It is unkind of you to discover me. We lonely women, you know, are apt to pick up that rather solacing habit." As I spoke, partly to bear out my words, and partly to conceal a confusion I could not overcome, I took up a cigarette from the table and pushed the box toward him. But, truth to tell, I really loathe tobacco, and for all my efforts 151 I could not repress a slight grimace of disgust as I drew in the smoke. "I am afraid, like myself, you prefer a cigar," said...
Página 181 - It has got to be done; and the sooner it is over the better for everybody concerned.
Página 196 - Strengthened by this evidence, and on the principle that a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush, he would bend all his energies to pressing 192 the former charge regardless of consequences to the latter.

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