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Essays of Travel

By: Robert Louis Stevenson

...ing, I fancy, a shade of difference in the social scale. When people pass each other on the high seas of life at so early an age, the contact is but s... ... air; but towards nightfall the wind freshened, the rain began to fall, and the sea rose so high that it was difficult to keep ones footing on the dec... ...ither quite Scotsman nor altogether Irish, but of surprising clearness of conviction on the highest problems. He had gone nearly be- side himself on t... ...y; and I have heard him offer a situation to one of his fellow-passengers with the air of a lord. Nothing could overlie such a fellow; a kind of base ... ... conclusion. He was not only a great favourite among ourselves, but his songs attracted the lords of the saloon, who often leaned to hear him over the... ... Louis Stevenson the doctor, who would now be in the smoking-room over his pipe. One of the stewards was often enough to be found about this hour down... ... hope for our country outside of a sudden and complete political subver- sion. Down must go Lords and Church and Army; and capi- tal, by some happy di... ... the brass plate. T o such of the officers as knew about me—the doctor, the purser, and the stewards—I appeared in the light of a broad joke. The fact...

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The Prelude of 1805 in Thirteen Books

By: William Wordsworth

...ores, or rescue from decay the old By timely interference. I had hopes Still higher, that with a frame of outward life I might endue, might fix in a vi... ...flower, and when the Vales And woods were warm, was I a plunderer then In the high places, on the lonesome peaks 340 Where’er, among the mountains and ... ...build up our human Soul, Not with the mean and vulgar works of Man, But with high objects, with enduring things, With life and nature, purifying thus ... ...ith hose of silk, and hair Glittering like rimy trees when frost is keen— My lordly dressing gown, I pass it by, With other signs of manhood which sup... ...e made me pay to science and to arts And written lore, acknowledged my liege lord, A homage frankly offered up like that Which I had paid to Nature. T... ... flower—the tutors of our youth, The guides, the wardens of our faculties And stewards of our labour, watchful men And skilful in the usury of time, 38... ...st seen of those deep haunts, A green recess, an aboriginal vale, Quiet, and lorded over and possessed 450 By naked huts, wood built, and sown like te...

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The Iliad of Homer Done into English Prose

By: Andrew Lang

... Athwart the sunrise of our western day The form of great Achilles, high and clear, Stands forth in arms, wielding the Pelian spear. ... ...if ever Zeus grant us to sack some well walled town of T roy land.” To him lord Agamemnon made answer and said: “Not in this wise, strong as thou art,... ...ake; I have others by my side that shall do me honour, and above all Zeus, lord of counsel. Most hateful art thou to me of all kings, fosterlings of Z... ...at I ween is a gift to thee of God. Go home with thy ships and company and lord it among thy Myrmidons; I reck not aught of thee nor care I for thine ... ... least ought the Olympian to have granted me, even Zeus that thundereth on high; but now doth he not honour me, no, not one whit. Verily Atreus’ son, ... ...dess, enter in and loose him from his bonds, having with speed summoned to high Olympus him of the hundred arms whom gods call Briareus, but all men c... ...ps, and they who were helmsmen and kept the steerage of the ships, or were stewards there and dealt out food, even these came then to the place of ass...

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A Book of Golden Deeds

By: Charlotte Mary Yonge

...oldiers showed, that in the hour of need there was not wanting to them the highest and deepest ‘spirit of self-sacrifice.’ At some risk of prolixity, ... ...ent learn absolutely to look upon danger as an occasion for evinc- ing the highest qualities. ‘O Life, without thy chequer’d scene Of right and wrong,... ...ril, in oblivion, or recklessness of personal safety, in comparison with a higher object. That object is sometimes unworthy. In the lowest form of cou... ... he breathe his vow: ‘Here sleeps a self-devoted bride, Of old to save her lord she died. 13 Yo n g e She is a spirit now. Hail, bright and blest o... ...l: ‘Come, ye children, and hearken to me, I will teach you the fear of the Lord. What man is he that lusteth to live, And would fain see good days? Le... ...y brought it?’ And as a hallowed and precious gift, he poured out unto the Lord the water obtained at the 18 A Book of Golden Deeds price of such per... ...enly the lazaretto was left without superintendents, the hospitals without stewards; the judges, public officers, nota- ries, and most of the superior...

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Dombey and Son

By: Charles Dickens

...bird waltz; passing, by a natural association of ideas, to her bird—a very high-shouldered canary, stricken in years, and much rumpled, but a piercing... ...block immediately afterwards,’ said Mrs Chick, as if that consequence were highly probable, ‘but I should have used them. I should have said, “Paul! Y... ... she were going to stop at the floor, but as if she were about to soar up, high, into her native skies, ‘beyond which endurance becomes 13 Charles Di... ...her carriage, to seek comfort and consolation in the arms of Mr Chick, her lord. Figuratively speaking, that is to say; for the arms of Mr Chick were ... ...ot up, that strangers are amazed when they discover latent wrinkles in his lordship’s face, and crows’ feet in his eyes: and first observe him, not ex... ...Major, seeing this, ‘I give you joy . I con- gratulate you, Dombey. By the Lord, Sir,’ says the Major, ‘you are more to be envied, this day, than any ... ...e! Everything that he left here, shall remain in the care of the truest of stewards and kindest of men—and if his name is not Cuttle, he has no name! ...

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