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Babbitt

By: Sinclair Lewis

...uation; he was now a whole- saler and small manufacturer of prepared-paper roofing. But Babbitt strenuously believed and lengthily announced to the wo... ... know, old man.” “I ought to have been a fiddler, and I’m a pedler of tar- roofing! And Zilla—Oh, I don’t want to squeal, but you know as well as I do... ...l ‘respectable life, ’ I’d ‘ve killed myself years ago. “And business! The roofing business! Roofs for cowsheds! Oh, I don’t mean I haven’t had a lot ... ...il involved. But he repented the sacrilege in the excitement of buying the materials for cocktails. Now this was the manner of obtaining alcohol under...

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Ivanhoe

By: Sir Walter Scott

... and whose dress, though resembling his companion’s in form, was of better materials, and of a more fantastic appearance. His jacket had been stained ... ... costume of her sect continues to give to its simplicity, by the choice of materials and the mode of disposing them, a certain air of coquettish attra... ... as those which are now wrought in the stocking-loom, out of less obdurate materials. The fore-part of his thighs, where the folds of his mantle permi... ...s, but without cement of any kind. The tower has never, to appearance, had roofing of any sort; a fire was made in the centre of the space which it en... ... other Northmen. The builders had attained the art of using cement, and of roofing a building,—great improve- ments on the original Burgh. But in the ...

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The Marble Faun : Or, The Romance of Monte Beni, Illustrated with Photogravures

By: Nathaniel Hawthorne

...e pictured worthies, as well as all the rest of his progenitors; and ample materials were at hand in many chests of worm-eaten papers and yellow parch... ...rable it is to build the tabernacle of our brief lifetime out of permanent materials, and with a view to their being occupied by future ‘generations. ... ...chyard.” “I like better,” replied Hilda, “to look at the bright, blue sky, roofing the edifice where the builders left it open. It is very delightful,...

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A Journey to the Interior of the Earth

By: Jules Verne

... harbour where the two- deckers and the frigate slept peaceably by the red roofing of the warehouse, by the green banks of the strait, through the dee... ...r our heads. The 139 Jules Verne great Architect has built it of the best materials; and never could man have given it so wide a stretch. What are th... ...ance in a faint haze. There within three square miles were accumulated the materials for a complete history of the animal life of ages, a history scar...

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In the South Seas

By: Robert Louis Stevenson

...sat and been entertained 13 Robert Louis Stevenson in the Hebrides and the North Islands. Two things, I sup- pose, explain the contrast. In Scotland ... ...a ribbon of sand, or along the embankments of a sheet of water like a shallow dock. One and all were the creatures of a single tree; palm-tree wood an... ...racery of framing sustains the roof; and through the door at either end the street shows in a vista. The propor- tions of the place, in such surroundi... ...with a verandah at the north end of the town. The masonry was the work of the seventeen queens, who toiled and waded there like fisher lasses; but the...

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Vailima Letters

By: Robert Louis Stevenson

...be something in my appearance which suggests endless, ovine long-suffering!We sat in the 45 V ailima Letters upper verandah all evening, and discusse... ... I find no form of words which will at last convey to your intelligence the fact that these letters were never meant, and are not now meant, to be oth... ...ls. Chapter II. The Northern Lights. Chapter III. The Bell Rock. Chapter IV. A Family of Boys. Chap. V. The Grandfather. VI. Alan Stevenson. VII. T...

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When the Sleeper Wakes

By: H. G. Wells

...like jelly. Then he noticed there were no books, no newspapers, no writing materials. “The world has changed indeed,” he said. He observed one entire ... ...as now a canal of sea water and a race of grimy bargemen brought the heavy materials of trade from the Pool thereby beneath the very feet of the worke... ... line of hills, and then London, already to leeward, an intricate space of roofing. Its near edge came sharp and clear, and banished his last apprehen...

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Life of John Coleridge Patteson : Missionary Bishop of the Melanesian Islands

By: Charlotte Mary Yonge

...ssion of the man and of his example! Let me here record my obligations for materials—I need hardly say to the immediate family and relations—for, in t... ... is not only that I have not got nearly (so to speak) a quantity of useful materials for one’s work in the present time, but that I find it very hard ... ... can. The vessel takes be- sides 14,000 feet of timber, 6,000 shingles for roofing, and boxes of books, &c., &c., without end. ‘I hope she may be here... ...oys are on the roof, knocking away the shingles, i.e., the wooden tiles of roofing, a carpen- ter is taking down all that needs some more skilled hand... ...tirely by himself, save the chimney and some part of the shingling (wooden roofing). As yet, no rooms have any ceiling or lining; they might by innoce... ...orn at home; or clothing of the same shape and fit (though perhaps of warm materials) might be worn. ‘The circumstances of the two places must be diff...

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Dead Souls

By: D. J. Hogarth

... 1913. LIVES, etc.: (Russian) Kotlyarevsky (N. A.), 1903; Shenrok (V. I.), Materials for a Biography, 1892; (French) Leger (L.), Nicholas Gogol, 1914.... ...s eye to comprise well-to-do inhabitants, since all rotten planks in their roofing had been replaced with new ones, and none of their doors were askew... ...s. For their part, the tradesmen had the joy of seeing highly priced dress materials which they had brought at fairs, and then been unable to dispose ... ...th the building in question. Either the climate hindered operations or the materials used were of the kind which prevents official edifices from ever ...

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The Marble Faun : Or, The Romance of Monte Beni, Illustrated with Photogravures

By: Nathaniel Hawthorne

...e pictured worthies, as well as all the rest of his progenitors; and ample materials were at hand in many chests of worm-eaten papers and yellow parch... ...rable it is to build the tabernacle of our brief lifetime out of permanent materials, and with a view to their being occupied by future ‘generations. ... ...chyard.” “I like better,” replied Hilda, “to look at the bright, blue sky, roofing the edifice where the builders left it open. It is very delightful,...

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A Distinguished Provincial at Paris

By: Honoré de Balzac

...on to fashion wore nankeen trousers. Well- dressed men wore charming fancy materials or immaculate white, and every one had straps to his trousers, wh... ...t on the actors’ faces, and their outlandish costumes, made of such coarse materials, the stage carpenters in greasy jackets, the firemen, the stage m... ..., which seemed in the dimly- lighted shop to be cut out of a piece of zinc roofing, so solid was it by reason of alloy with all kinds of foreign matte...

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Guy Mannering

By: Sir Walter Scott

...only through the window, but also through the rafters of the hut where the roofing had been torn off. He flew to the place; the entrance was bolted de... ... In a minute or two, Colonel Mannering was quietly seated with his writing materials before him. We have the privilege of looking over his shoulder as... ...ing your friendship for that of Lucy Bertram. I assure you she has not the materials I must seek for in a bosom confidante. She is a 200 Guy Mannerin... ...ght espe- cially, a spectacle, which, though composed of the most vul- gar materials when they are separately considered, has, when they are combined,...

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The Adventures of Harry Richmond

By: George Meredith

...s charges for commissions ran up a bill in no time, to prepare to bring us materials for a feast on Saturday. Temple abominated the trading propensiti... ...shuffle appeared in the small slate- coloured eyes I looked at under their roofing of thick black eyebrows. ‘Alone,’ she said. ‘That is, she was preca... ...hard. Kiomi’s eyes lightened, and her lips twitched; she coloured like the roofing smoke of the tent fire; twice she showed her teeth, as in a spasm, ...

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Scenes from a Courtesans Life

By: Honoré de Balzac

...is drama. The Government, always alarmed by a new idea, has banished these materials of modern comedy from the stage. The citizen class, less liberal ... ...might be called a chateau; but the wiser plan would be to use the building materials in the construction of a modern residence.” Clotilde’s eyes blaze... ...ll write to the Governor to give you a better room.” “Shall I find writing materials?” “You can have anything supplied to you that you ask for; I will... ...posts, of red clay, afforded no opportunity for ingress or escape, and the roofing was sound and unbroken, showing no dam- age by violence. On enterin...

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Adam Bede

By: George Eliot

...t, and that acquaintance with mechanics and figures, and the nature of the materials he worked with, which was made easy to him by inborn inherited fa... ...hase Farm till late in the afternoon, and he then discovered that some old roofing, which he had calculated on preserving, had given way. There was cl... ...f-pens, with a hovel for implements; and all without any great expense for materials. So, when the work- men were gone, he sat down, took out his pock... ...rt bit of wax candle that stood amongst a confusion of writing and drawing materials. There was more searching for the means of lighting the candle, a...

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Salammbo

By: Gustave Flaubert

...tream would descend in cascades from the heights of Sicca, where, with its roofing of gold on its columns of brass, rose the temple of the Carthaginia... ...and harness, and barracks for twenty thousand soldiers with armour and all materials of war. T owers rose from the second story , all provided with ba... ...den tiles; Melkarth, to the left of Eschmoun, had branches of coral on its roofing; beyond, Tanith’s copper cupola swelled among the palm trees; the d... ...hamon and Tagaste. But the Carthaginians had piled up such an abundance of materials on the inside that the leaves did not open. They remained standin... ...ur and de- stroy the fleet. Hamilcar had a fire of damp straw lit upon the roofing of Khamon, and as the smoke blinded them they fell back to left, an...

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Leaves of Grass

By: Walt Whitman

...to surely start again,) Eidolons! eidolons! Ever the mutable, Ever materials, changing, crumbling, re cohering, Ever the ateliers, the facto... ...nd male, Here the heir ship and heiress ship of the world, here the flame of materials, Here spirituality the translatress, the openly avow’d, The eve... ...s brown and solid—longer than water ebbs and flows. I will make the poems of materials, for I think they are to be the most spiritual poems, And I wil... ...sawing the boards, Blacksmithing, glass blowing, nail making, coopering, tin roofing, shingle dressing, Ship joining, dock building, fish curing, flag...

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The Magic Skin

By: Honoré de Balzac

...awaiting its scholar, with its dingy yellow walls and odor of poverty. The roofing fell in a steep slope, and the sky was visible through chinks in th... ...evealed her slender figure in its attractive grace, in spite of the coarse materials that she wore. As with the heroine of the fable of ‘Peau-d’Ane,’ ... ...Neither well nor ill; I am overwhelmed with work. I have all the necessary materials for some very curious historical memoirs in my hands, and I canno... ...the building of which the centuries behind us have collected the different materials. As a personal friend of the Marquis and of Rastignac, he had bee...

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An Unsocial Socialist

By: George Bernard Shaw

...aw cotton to work on, simply because all this indispensable plant, and the materials for producing a fresh supply of it, had been appro- priated by ea... ...in price. Thus he found that the system of withholding the in- dispensable materials for production and subsistence from the laborers, except on condi... ...on of the painting at the north- ern end had been destroyed and some glass roofing inserted. In another place bolts had been driven in to support the ...

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Middlemarch

By: George Eliot

...ard him go in and out, and up and down, as if he had come to see after the roofing. In short, he had weight, and might be expected to grapple with a d... ...s to me that with Mr. Casaubon’s learning he must have before him the same materials as German scholars—has he not?” Dorothea’s ti- midity was due to ... ...son about the ad- equacy of Mr. Casaubon’s learning. “Not exactly the same materials,” said Will, thinking that he would be duly reserved. “He is not ... ... and ideas, we know, tend to a more solid kind of existence, the necessary materials being at hand. It is true, Lydgate had the counter-idea of remain...

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