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The Power Of Fables The Power Of Fables

The Power Of Fables
To M. De Barillon.(4) Can diplomatic dignity To simple fables condescend? Can I your famed benignity Invoke, my muse an ear to lend? If once she dares a high intent, Will you esteem her impudent? Your cares are weightier, indeed, Than listening to the sage debates Of rabbit or of weasel states: So, as it pleases, burn or read; But save us from the woful harms Of Europe roused in hostile arms. That from a thousand other places Our enemies should show... Poems - Post by : rubyfusion - Author : Jean De La Fontaine - Read : 2809

The Turmoil - Web page 19 The Turmoil - Web page 19

The Turmoil - Web page 19
Thawing so far as to smile, she underwent this brief ceremony, andGeorge appeared, summoning Bibbs to the library; Dr. Gurney waswaiting there, he announced. And Bibbs gave his sister a shy butfriendly touch upon the shoulder as a complement to the handshaking,and left her.Dr. Gurney was sitting by the log fire, alone in the room, and hemerely glanced over his shoulder when his patient came in. He wasnot over fifty, in spite of Sheridan's habitual "ole Doc Gurney."He was gray, however, almost as... Long Stories - Post by : etools4biz - Author : Booth Tarkington - Read : 1709

Translation From Uhland: The Dream Translation From Uhland: The Dream

Translation From Uhland: The Dream
In a garden sweet went walking Two lovers hand in hand;Two pallid figures, low talking, They sat in the flowery land.They kissed on the cheek one another, And they kissed upon the mouth;They held in their arms each the other, And back came their health and youth.Two little bells rang shrilly-- And the lovely dream was dead!She lay in the cloister chilly; He afar on his dungeon-bed.(The end)George MacDonald's poem: Translation From Uhland: The Dream... Poems - Post by : barnone - Author : George Macdonald - Read : 377

The Battle Ground - BOOK THIRD - THE SCHOOL OF WAR - Chapter VII - 'I wait my Time' The Battle Ground - BOOK THIRD - THE SCHOOL OF WAR - Chapter VII - "I wait my Time"

The Battle Ground - BOOK THIRD - THE SCHOOL OF WAR - Chapter VII - 'I wait my Time'
When he returned to Winchester it was to find Virginia already there asJack Morson's wife. Since her marriage in late summer she had followed herhusband's regiment from place to place, drifting at last to a big yellowhouse on the edge of the fiery little town. Dan, passing along the streetone day, heard his name called in a familiar voice, and turned to find herlooking at him through the network of a tall, wrought-iron gate."Virginia! Bless my soul! Where's Betty?" he exclaimed amazed.Virginia left... Long Stories - Post by : myonlineincome - Author : Ellen Glasgow - Read : 2927

The Little Minister - Chapter XLIII - Rain--Mist--The Jaws The Little Minister - Chapter XLIII - Rain--Mist--The Jaws

The Little Minister - Chapter XLIII - Rain--Mist--The Jaws
To this day we argue in the glen about the sound mistaken by manyof us for the firing of the Spittal cannon, some calling itthunder and others the tearing of trees in the torrent. I think itmust have been the roll of stones into the Quharity from SilverHill, of which a corner has been missing since that day. SilverHill is all stones, as if creation had been riddled there, and inthe sun the mica on them shines like many pools of water.At the roar, as they thought, of the cannon, the farmers looked... Long Stories - Post by : ollan - Author : James Matthew Barrie - Read : 2704

Chamber Music - 16 - O cool is the valley now - And there, love, will we go Chamber Music - 16 - O cool is the valley now - And there, love, will we go

Chamber Music - 16 - O cool is the valley now - And there, love, will we go
O cool is the valley nowAnd there, love, will we goFor many a choir is singing nowWhere Love did sometime go.And hear you not the thrushes calling,Calling us away?O cool and pleasant is the valleyAnd there, love, will we stay.... Poems - Post by : Mr._Jeff - Author : James Joyce - Read : 1271

Don Rodriguez; Chronicles Of Shadow Valley - THE FOURTH CHRONICLE Don Rodriguez; Chronicles Of Shadow Valley - THE FOURTH CHRONICLE

Don Rodriguez; Chronicles Of Shadow Valley - THE FOURTH CHRONICLE
THE FOURTH CHRONICLE HOW HE CAME TO THE MOUNTAINS OF THE SUNThe Professor said that in curiosity alone had been found theseeds of all that is needful for our damnation. Nevertheless, hesaid, if Rodriguez cared to see more of his mighty art themysteries of Saragossa were all at his guest's disposal.Rodriguez, sad and horrified though he was, forgot none of hiscourtesy. He thanked the Professor and praised the art ofSaragossa, but his faith in man and his hope for the world havingbeen newly disappointed,... Long Stories - Post by : jonbd - Author : Lord Dunsany - Read : 604

Typee: A Romance Of The South Sea - Chapter III Typee: A Romance Of The South Sea - Chapter III

Typee: A Romance Of The South Sea - Chapter III
SOME ACCOUNT OF THE LATE OPERATIONS OF THE FRENCH AT THEMARQUESAS--PRUDENT CONDUCT OF THE ADMIRAL--SENSATION PRODUCED BYTHE ARRIVAL OF THE STRANGERS--THE FIRST HORSE SEEN BY THEISLANDERS--REFLECTIONS--MISERABLE SUBTERFUGE OF THEFRENCH--DIGRESSION CONCERNING TAHITI--SEIZURE OF THE ISLAND BYTHE ADMIRAL--SPIRITED CONDUCT OF AN ENGLISH LADYIT was in the summer of 1842 that we arrived at the islands; theFrench had then held possession of them for several weeks. During this time they had visited some... Long Stories - Post by : pauli - Author : Herman Melville - Read : 2790

A Boy's Will - Part I - Into My Own A Boy's Will - Part I - Into My Own

A Boy's Will - Part I - Into My Own
ONE of my wishes is that those dark trees, So old and firm they scarcely show the breeze, Were not, as 'twere, the merest mask of gloom, But stretched away unto the edge of doom. I should not be withheld but that some day Into their vastness I should steal away, Fearless of ever finding open land, Or highway where the slow wheel pours the sand. I do not see why I should e'er turn back, Or those should not set forth upon my track To overtake me, who should miss... Poems - Post by : ulisse - Author : Robert Frost - Read : 1299

North Of Boston - The Death of the Hired Man North Of Boston - The Death of the Hired Man

North Of Boston - The Death of the Hired Man
MARY sat musing on the lamp-flame at the table Waiting for Warren. When she heard his step, She ran on tip-toe down the darkened passage To meet him in the doorway with the news And put him on his guard. "Silas is back." She pushed him outward with her through the door And shut it after her. "Be kind," she said. She took the market things from Warren's arms And set them on the porch, then drew him down To sit beside her on the wooden steps. "When was I ever anything... Poems - Post by : sjp345 - Author : Robert Frost - Read : 2702

The Mysterious Stranger - Chapter 3 The Mysterious Stranger - Chapter 3

The Mysterious Stranger - Chapter 3
The Stranger had seen everything, he had been everywhere, he knew everything, and he forgot nothing. What another must study, he learned at a glance; there were no difficulties for him. And he made things live before you when he told about them. He saw the world made; he saw Adam created; he saw Samson surge against the pillars and bring the temple down in ruins about him; he saw Caesar's death; he told of the daily life in heaven; he had seen the damned writhing in the red waves of hell; and... Long Stories - Post by : Jen_K - Author : Mark Twain - Read : 516

The Fat And The Thin (le Ventre De Paris) - Chapter VI The Fat And The Thin (le Ventre De Paris) - Chapter VI

The Fat And The Thin (le Ventre De Paris) - Chapter VI
A week later, Florent thought that he would at last be able to proceedto action. A sufficiently serious outburst of public dissatisfactionfurnished an opportunity for launching his insurrectionary forces uponParis. The Corps Legislatif, whose members had lately shown greatvariance of opinion respecting certain grants to the Imperial family,was now discussing a bill for the imposition of a very unpopular tax,at which the lower orders had already begun to growl. The Ministry,fearing a defeat, was straining... Long Stories - Post by : jgvteam - Author : Emile Zola - Read : 845

Whosoever Shall Offend - Chapter 10 Whosoever Shall Offend - Chapter 10

Whosoever Shall Offend - Chapter 10
CHAPTER X The Contessa wrote to Corbario two days later, addressing her letter to Rome, as she did not know where he was. It was not like her to meddle in the affairs of other people, or to give advice, but this was a special case, and she felt that something must be done to save Marcello; for she was a woman of the world, with much experience and few illusions, and she understood at a glance what was happening to her dead friend's son. She wrote to Folco, telling him of the accidental meeting in... Long Stories - Post by : patrick6 - Author : F. Marion Crawford - Read : 750

Whosoever Shall Offend - Chapter 18 Whosoever Shall Offend - Chapter 18

Whosoever Shall Offend - Chapter 18
CHAPTER XVIII It was still raining when the three men left the villa, and the night was very dark, for the young moon had already set. The wind howled round San Pietro in Montorio and the Spanish Academy, and whistled through the branches of the plane-trees along the winding descent, and furiously tore the withering leaves. They struck Ercole's weather-beaten face as he sat beside the coachman with bent head, with his soft hat pulled down over his eyes, and the rain dripped from his coarse moustache.... Long Stories - Post by : Paperboy - Author : F. Marion Crawford - Read : 2562

The Virgin Of The Sun - BOOK II - Chapter III - THE DAUGHTER OF THE MOON The Virgin Of The Sun - BOOK II - Chapter III - THE DAUGHTER OF THE MOON

The Virgin Of The Sun - BOOK II - Chapter III - THE DAUGHTER OF THE MOON
For the fourth time since we were cast away on this island the hugefull moon shone in a sky of wondrous blue. Kari and I watched it risebetween the two snow-clad peaks far away that he had called a gatewayto his land, which was so near to us and yet it would seem moredistant than Heaven itself. Heaven we might hope to reach upon thewings of spirit when we died, but to that country how could we come?We watched that great moon climb higher and higher up a ladder oflittle bar-like clouds, till wearying... Long Stories - Post by : joeml - Author : H. Rider Haggard - Read : 2919

The Virgin Of The Sun - BOOK II - Chapter VI - THE CHOICE The Virgin Of The Sun - BOOK II - Chapter VI - THE CHOICE

The Virgin Of The Sun - BOOK II - Chapter VI - THE CHOICE
That night I slept but ill who was overwhelmed with all that hadbefallen me of good and evil. I had gained a wondrous love, but shewho gave it was, it seemed, about to be lost to me, aye, and to bethrown to another whom she hated, to forward the dark policies of agreat and warlike people. I had spoken to her with high words of hope,but of it in my heart there was little. She would follow what she heldto be her duty to the end, and that end, if she kept her promise anddid not die as she desired to... Long Stories - Post by : synaweb - Author : H. Rider Haggard - Read : 1746

Nana - Chapter III Nana - Chapter III

Nana - Chapter III
CHAPTER IIIThe countess Sabine, as it had become customary to call Mme Muffat de Beuville in order to distinguish her from the count's mother, who had died the year before, was wont to receive every Tuesday in her house in the Rue Miromesnil at the corner of the Rue de Pentievre. It was a great square building, and the Muffats had lived in it for a hundred years or more. On the side of the street its frontage seemed to slumber, so lofty was it and dark, so sad and conventlike, with its great outer... Long Stories - Post by : housecatt - Author : Emile Zola - Read : 3032

The Forged Coupon - PART FIRST - Chapter III The Forged Coupon - PART FIRST - Chapter III

The Forged Coupon - PART FIRST - Chapter III
IIITHE two boys, having rung the door-bell, entered the empty shop,which had shelves along the walls and photographic applianceson them, together with show-cases on the counters.A plain woman, with a kind face, came through the inner doorand asked from behind the counter what they required."A nice frame, if you please, madam.""At what price?" asked the woman; she wore mittens on her swollen fingerswith which she rapidly handled picture-frames of different shapes."These are fifty kopeks each; and... Long Stories - Post by : imported_n/a - Author : Leo Tolstoy - Read : 3059

A Riddle Song A Riddle Song

A Riddle Song
That which eludes this verse and any verse, Unheard by sharpest ear, unform'd in clearest eye or cunningest mind, Nor lore nor fame, nor happiness nor wealth, And yet the pulse of every heart and life throughout the world incessantly, Which you and I and all pursuing ever ever miss, Open but still a secret, the real of the real, an illusion, Costless, vouchsafed to each, yet never man the owner, Which poets vainly seek to put in rhyme, historians in prose, Which sculptor never chisel'd yet,... Poems - Post by : RockM - Author : Walt Whitman - Read : 1645

The Swoop! Or How Clarence Saved England - Preface The Swoop! Or How Clarence Saved England - Preface

The Swoop! Or How Clarence Saved England - Preface
THE SWOOP!orHow Clarence Saved England_A Tale of the Great Invasion_It may be thought by some that in the pages which follow I have paintedin too lurid colours the horrors of a foreign invasion of England.Realism in art, it may be argued, can be carried too far. I prefer tothink that the majority of my readers will acquit me of a desire to beunduly sensational. It is necessary that England should be roused to asense of her peril, and only by setting down without flinching theprobable results of an... Long Stories - Post by : can_anyone_help - Author : P G Wodehouse - Read : 451