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The Adventures of Harry Richmond

By: George Meredith

...r. I will walk the park till morn- ing, but say that an interview shall be granted in the morn- ing. Frankly, sir, it is not my intention to employ fo... ...epeated it upon a fuller breath. ‘Sir, I will condescend to entreat you to grant this permis- sion,’ said Mr. Richmond, urgently. ‘No, never: I won’t!... ...and his daughter, to whom I gave a kiss at her request, a half-holiday was granted to the boys in my name. How they cheered! The young lady saw my del... ...ve, and it was useless for her to pretend the contrary, for I had seen her granting tender lib- erties to Lady Ilchester’s footman. Old Sewis said gra... ...pshawed the Continent to the deuce, he was ready, out of sheer rivalry, to grant anything I pleased to covet. At every stage of my growth one or anoth... ...twinter, the miller’s daughter of Dipwell. This was a Saxon beauty in full bud, yellow as mid-May, with the eyes of opening June. Beauty, you will say...

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Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus

By: Mary Wollstonecraft

...owers of spring bloomed in the hedges, while those of summer were already in bud. I was undis turbed by thoughts which during the preceding year had ... ... I take from thee a sight which you abhor. Still thou canst listen to me and grant me thy compassion. By the virtues that I once possessed, I demand t... ... cultivation. The birds sang in more cheerful notes, and the leaves began to bud forth on the trees. Happy, happy earth! Fit habitation for gods, whic... ...blue sky of heaven, and by the fire of love that burns my heart, that if you grant my prayer, while they exist you shall never behold me again. Depar... ...e mercy of the seas rather than abandon my purpose. I hoped to induce you to grant me a boat with which I could pursue my enemy. But your direc tion ...

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The Lily of the Valley

By: Honoré de Balzac

...t, and gave me those mute thanks which swell the heart of a young man; she granted me the same look she gave to her children. From that ever-blessed e... ...ighten the bonds which bind us together.” “Yes,” I said; “but the less you grant the more evidence of possession I ought to have.” “You begin by distr... ...my life! will be forever greater than any future joy God may be pleased to grant me. Thou hast made me compre- hend the love divine, that sure love, s... ...ing her hand. “Ah,” she added, “I have one more promise to ask of you; but grant it first.” “Y es, yes!” I cried, thinking it was surely a promise of ... ...se posi- tively and leave no loopholes for false hopes; on the other hand, grant at once whatever you are willing to bestow. Your prompt refusal will ... ... her mother’s, caught the light. She was to live! God had written it, dear bud of the loveliest of human flowers, on the long lashes of her eyelids, o...

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Democracy in America

By: Alexis de Tocqueville

...thority of the Crown, or to diminish the power of their rivals, the nobles granted a certain share of political rights to the people. Or, more fre- qu... ... the manners and the social condition of the Southern States. *The charter granted by the Crown of England in 1609 stipu- lated, amongst other conditi... ...his is the colonial system adopted by other countries of Europe. Sometimes grants of certain tracts were made by the Crown to an individual or to a co... ...eir contents and their authenticity: amongst them are the various charters granted by the King of England, and the first acts of the local governments... ...ey existed everywhere. 55 Tocqueville In 1628* a charter of this kind was granted by Charles I to the emigrants who went to form the colony of Massac... ... The Union publishes an exact return of the amount of its expenditure; the bud- gets of the four and twenty States furnish similar returns of their re... ...ain, doubtful whether the corresponding expenses should be referred to the bud- get of the State or to those of the municipal divisions. Municipal exp... ... are useful, and should au- thorize him to destroy all associations in the bud or allow them to be formed, as nobody would be able to foresee in what ... ...e; it does not even give such opposition time to exist, but nips it in the bud. Those who in such nations seek to effect a revo- lution by force of ar...

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The Volsunga Saga with Excerpts from the Poetic Edda Anonymous Old Norse and Icelandic Mythologies

By: William Morris

... on. A colony, Gimli, in far-off Canada, has been formed of Icelandic emi- grants, and large numbers have left their mother-land; but there are many c... ...ng changes rendered necessary by more complicated systems. (9) Iceland was granted full independence from Denmark in 1944. — DBK. (10) These pirates a... ...for more bale for thy brothers than their present slaying; yet this will I grant thee, for the better it likes me the more they must bear, and the lon... ... is not so, for in all things I have my will, and whatso thing I desire is granted me with good will.” “Well, then,” said Regin, “ask for a horse of t... ...ith the sword called Ridil; but Regin drank of Fafnir’s blood, and spake, “Grant me a boon, and do a thing little for thee to do. Bear the heart to th...

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The Herd Boy and His Hermit

By: Charlotte Mary Yonge

...ed rose had floated away, and nothing was left of it save a slen- der pink bud enclosed within a dark calyx. Archie, hard pressed, declared, ‘There ar... ...banks of the Derwent, not far from its fall into the sea, Sir Lancelot had granted a tenure to an old retainer of the De Vescis, who had followed his ... ... own you for what you are, aye, and fit you out as becomes a knight.’ ‘God grant he may!’ muttered Bunce, ‘without his hum and ha, and swaying this wa... ...ned till the way had been felt with Warwick, one of whose cousins had been granted the lands of the Black Lord Clifford.) The seneschal bent before Mu... ...or you to dis- turb the rogue—what’s his name—to whom your lands have been granted, and who might turn against the cause and maybe make a speedy end o... ... presently he broke out into a thanksgiving: ‘Blessed be my Lord, who hath granted me once more to follow in the steps of the kings of the East, thoug...

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Typee a Romance of the South Seas

By: Herman Melville

...ke rubies upon a fibre of tappa, or displayed in their ears a single white bud, the stem thrust backward through the aperture, and showing in front th... ...ey are cannibals!’ said T oby on one occasion when I eulogized the tribe. ‘Granted,’ I replied, ‘but a more hu- mane, gentlemanly and amiable set of e... ...rs in plait- ing grass-mats. The girls anointed themselves with their fra- grant oils, dressed their hair, or looked over their curious finery, and co... ... equity. There was no municipal police for the purpose of apprehending va- grants and disorderly characters. In short, there were no le- gal provision... ...xed and serious eye, but at length yielding to my importunity, reluctantly granted my request. Accompanied by some fifty of the natives, I now rapidly... ...as unsuccessful, and I immediately perceived what had in- duced Mow-Mow to grant my request, and why the other natives conducted themselves in so stra...

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The Blithedale Romance

By: Nathaniel Hawthorne

...than 45 Hawthorne the maple twigs, the leaf of which looks like a scarlet bud in May, and like a plate of vegetable gold in October. Zenobia, who sho... ... the party to demand, but which men, if they were generous and wise, would grant of their own free motion. For instance, I should love dearly— for the... ...od. I blush at the very thought! Oh, in the better order of things, Heaven grant that the ministry of souls may be left in charge of women! The gates ... ...Hollingsworth’s just claims. Blind en thusiasm, absorption in one idea, I grant, is generally ridicu lous, and must be fatal to the respectability o...

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Agnes Grey

By: Anne Brontë

...h upon the matter; and once I heard her whisper as she left the room, ‘God grant he be not disap- pointed! I know not how he would bear it.’ Disappoin... ...d; but I thought it my absolute duty to crush this vicious tendency in the bud: and 26 Agnes Grey so it was, if I could have done it; and had my powe... ...e a home too, if he pleases; and, doubtless, he will please some time. God grant the partner of that home may be wor- thy of his choice, and make it a... ... men if you don’t. You cannot be so cruel as to deny me a favour so easily granted and yet so highly prized!’ pleaded he as ardently as if his life de... ...ossible that God may hear my prayers, disperse these gloomy shad- ows, and grant me some beams of heaven’s sunshine yet? Will He entirely deny to me t... ... I, ‘now that he has a good master; I’m quite satisfied.’ ‘You take it for granted that I am a good one, then?’ The man and the dog departed, and I re...

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Ordeal of Richard Feverel

By: George Meredith

... endured from his juve- nile tricks. A venerable lady, known as Great-Aunt Grantley, who had money to bequeath to the heir, occupied with Hippias the ... ...imself the sentinel of Raynham. He passed the chamber where the Great-Aunt Grantley lay, who was to swell Richard’s fortune, and so perform her chief ... ... safety that I sought this interview with you,” said Richard, head erect. “Grant ye that,” the farmer responded. “Grant ye that! Yer bold enough, youn... ...ason to believe—could assure her—that an annuity was on the point of being granted her by her husband. And Dia- per broke his bud of a smile into full... ...s on the point of being granted her by her husband. And Dia- per broke his bud of a smile into full flower as he delivered this information. She learn... ...s gliding keel. Overhead solitary morning unfolded itself, from blossom to bud, from bud to flower; still, delicious changes of light and colour, to w... ...htly many long nights, and clothed in the virgin silver of her thoughts in bud, praise from him is coin the heart cannot reject, if it would. She quic... ...t woman, patting her back, and rocking her. “You’re a rose, you are! and a bud on your stalk. Haven’t told a word to your husband, my dear?” she asked... ... cot. A 427 George Meredith smile went up the plump cheeks: forthwith the bud of a mouth was in rapid motion. The young mother whispered, blushing: “...

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The Two Gentlemen of Verona

By: William Shakespeare

... not be chronicled for wise. PROTEUS: Yet writers say, as in the sweetest bud The eating canker dwells, so eating love Inhabits in the finest wits of... ...n the finest wits of all. VALENTINE: And writers say, as the most forward bud Is eaten by the canker ere it blow, Even so by love the young and tende... ...en so by love the young and tender wit Is turn d to folly, blasting in the bud, Losing his verdure even in the prime And all the fair effects of futur... ...love amends. For me, by this pale queen of night I swear, I am so far from granting thy request That I despise thee for thy wrongful suit, And by and ... ...to chide myself Even for this time I spend in talking to thee. PROTEUS: I grant, sweet love, that I did love a lady; But she is dead. JULIA: [Aside]... ...e gift hath made me happy. I now beseech you, for your daughter s sake, To grant one boom that I shall ask of you. DUKE: I grant it, for thine own, w...

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Miscellaneous Essays

By: Thomas de Quincey

... than the most faultless moss-rose amongst flow- ers, in its progress from bud to “bright consummate flower;” or, amongst human flowers, the most magn... ...htened patronage. Sint Mæcenates, non deerunt, Flacce, Marones. Consulting Grant’s “Observations on the Bills of Mortality,” (4th edition, Oxford, 166... ...h, that the lilies of France would decorate no garland for her. Flower nor bud, bell nor blossom, would ever bloom for her. But stop. What reason is t... ... throat cut in sup- port of France; which favor accordingly was cheerfully granted 59 to them in three great successive battles by the English and by... ...r, had long since persuaded her mind, that for her no such prayer could be granted. T oo well she felt that her mis- sion must be worked out to the en... ...does us, and the very indig- nant admiration which, under some aspects, he grants to us. Continued on page 81 78 ing against her, such as would not a... ... the savage delight I found in laughing at T om’s Latinity. That, I freely grant to M. Michelet, is in- imitable; else, as regards substance, it strik...

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Adventures in the South Seas

By: Herman Melville

...g a fine time of it for the rest of their days, thus cruelly nipped in the bud. Soon after, the canoe came alongside. In it were eight or ten natives,... ... of the fraternity, no member was allowed to ship on board a vessel unless granted permis- sion by the rest. In this way the gang controlled the port,... ...ter she was; not more than fourteen; with the most delightful shape—like a bud just blown; and large hazel eyes. They called her Loo; a name rather p... ...oon set; and with the early breath of the tropical morning, fresh and fra- grant from the hillsides, we slowly glided down the bay, and were swept thr...

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The Octopus a Story of California

By: Frank Norris

... and the bandit Jesus T ejeda, and the days when Los Muertos was a Spanish grant, a veritable principality, leagues in extent, and when there was neve... ...n- ish, a language with which Presley was familiar. “De La Cuesta held the grant of Los Muertos in those days,” the centenarian said; “a grand man. He... ...the centenarian’s vividly coloured reminiscences—De La Cuesta, holding his grant from the Spanish crown, with his power of life and death; the romance... ...as a bonus for the construction of the road, the national gov- ernment had granted to the company the odd numbered sections of land on either side of ... ...cussion, allowed himself to be per- suaded, in the end accepting as though granting a favour. Broderson protested that his wife, who was not well, wou... ...stopped; yais, sir. Efery oder sohn-of-a- guhn bei der plaice ged der sach bud me. Eh? Wat you 136 The Octopus tink von dose ting?” “I think that’s a... ...ins freshened all the earth. The flow- ers of the Seed ranch grew rapidly. Bud after bud burst forth, while those already opened expanded to full matu...

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Diana of the Crossways

By: George Meredith

... that passes current any pretty flippancy or staggering pre- tentiousness? Grant. the combination, she will appear a veri- table queen of her period, ... ...eld both flaming horizons. So much of the heav- ens and of earth is rarely granted to a dwelling. The draw- back was the structure, which had no charm... ...e of Reform: of the Repeal of the Corn Laws as the simple beginning of the grants due to the people. She had her ideas, of course, from that fellow Re... ... a genial refreshment and resistance to antagonistic elements. Nor was it, granting health, granting a sharp night—the temperature at least fif- teen ... ... to see the lady. He worked with true champion zeal, although an interview granted him by the husband settled his opinion as to any possibility of the...

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The Village Rector

By: Honoré de Balzac

...he subject of it. Again she saw that island bathed in light, flowery, fra- grant, caressing to her soul. Often her pallid eyes wandered around a salon... ...eager feet, as you go to yours to watch the development of your plants, to bud and bloom with them, to admire what you create,—the new colors, the une... ...Him not to turn His face from that child in these his last moments, and to grant to his repentance the pardon in heaven which is denied to him here be... ...t I take you as my judge like God Himself. Will you listen to my story and grant me your indulgence? Between sixteen and eighteen years of age I gave ... ...ousier, interrupting the banker. “The right to pay in kind might have been granted in 1790; now, if we attempted to carry such a law, we should risk a... ... in a grand dinner at the chateau, Farrabesche requested Madame Graslin to grant him an audi- ence for a few moments. “Madame,” he said, presenting hi... ...ety is concerned; but I am still responsible for that life, crushed in its bud,—a life confided to me and for which I am now required to render an acc...

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The Heir of Redclyffe

By: Charlotte Mary Yonge

...he had no one to tell him of the tricks which mothers generally nip in the bud.’ ‘I was going to say that I think he fidgets less,’ said Laura; ‘but I... ...e, while in the shady end of the field were idler haymakers among the fra- grant piles, Charles half lying on the grass, with his back against a tall ... ...ur strong sense would have made you perceive that reasoning upon fact, and granting nothing without tangible proof, were the best remedy for a dreamy ... ...state, By something showing a more swelling port Than my faint means would grant continuance. —Merchant of Venice ST. MILDRED’S was a fashionable summ... ... written immediately after Guy’s outburst in her house, and, taking it for granted that her brother would receive a challenge, she wrote in the utmost... ...f the lateness of their arrival yesterday. Mr. Edmonstone had taken it for granted that Guy, like Philip, would watch for the right time, and warn him...

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The Two Gentlemen of Verona

By: William Shakespeare

...chronicled for wise. 46 Pro. Yet Writers say; as in the sweetest Bud, 47 The eating Canker dwels; so eating Loue 48 Inhabits in ... ...finest wits of all. 49 Val. And Writers say; as the most forward Bud 50 Is eaten by the Canker ere it blow, 51 Euen so by Loue, ... ...oue, the yong, and tender wit 52 Is turn’d to folly, blasting in the Bud, 53 Loosing his verdure, euen in the prime, 54 And all the ... ...For me (by this pale queene of night I sweare) 1723 I am so farre from granting thy request, 1724 That I despise thee, for thy wrongfull suite... ...1726 Euen for this time I spend in talking to thee. 1727 Pro. I grant (sweet loue) that I did loue a Lady, 1728 But she is dead. 1729 ... ...me happy: 2274 I now beseech you (for your daughters sake) 2275 To grant one Boone that I shall aske of you. 2276 Duke. I grant it (fo...

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The English Mail-Coach and Joan of Arc

By: Thomas de Quincey

...h, that the lilies of France would decorate no garland for her. Flower nor bud, bell nor blossom, would ever bloom for her! * * * But stay... ...throat cut in sup- port of France; which favour accordingly was cheerfully granted to him in three great successive battles: twice by the English, viz... ...er, had long since persuaded her mind that for her no such prayer could be granted. T oo well she felt that her mission must be worked out to the end,... ...does us, and the very indig- nant admiration which, under some aspects, he grants to us. 1. Our English literature he admires with some gnashing of te... ...m the savage delight I found in laughing at T om’s Latinity that, I freely grant to M Michelet, is inimi- table. Yet, after all, it is not certain whe...

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Plutarchs Lives Volume One

By: Hugh Clough

...n army who with his own hand kills his enemies’ general that this honor is granted of offering the opima spolia. And three only of the Roman cap- tain... ...ich is somewhat severe, which suffers not a wife to leave her husband, but grants a husband power to turn off his wife, either upon poisoning her chil... ... sitting after wor- ship was to be by way of omen of their petitions being granted, and the blessing they asked assured to them. Again, as dif- ferent... ...n that Numa was by a great deal the more humane and Greek-like legislator, grant- ing even to actual slaves a license to sit at meat with their master... ...ivileges, requested but one branch of the sacred olive, and, on that being granted, returned. The Athenians, now the Cylonian sedition was over and th... ...Flaccus, who was singu- larly skillful in discerning excellence yet in the bud, and, also, much disposed to nourish and advance it. He, it seems, had ...

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