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The New Wife And The Old The New Wife And The Old

The New Wife And The Old
The following ballad is founded upon one of the marvellous legends connected with the famous General ----, of Hampton, New Hampshire, who was regarded by his neighbors as a Yankee Faust, in league with the adversary. I give the story, as I heard it when a child, from a venerable family visitant.DARK the halls, and cold the feast,Gone the bridemaids, gone the priest.All is over, all is done,Twain of yesterday are one!Blooming girl and manhood gray,Autumn in the arms of May!Hushed within and hushed... Poems - Post by : Igor_Gir - Author : John Greenleaf Whittier - Read : 902

King Henry Vii And The Shipwrights King Henry Vii And The Shipwrights

King Henry Vii And The Shipwrights
(A.D. 1487)Harry, our King in England, from London town is gone,And comen to Hamull on the Hoke in the countie of Suthampton.For there lay _The Mary of the Tower_, his ship of war so strong,And he would discover, certaynely, if his shipwrights did him wrong.He told not none of his setting forth, nor yet where he would go(But only my Lord of Arundel), and meanly did he show,In an old jerkin and patched hose that no man might him mark;With his frieze hood and cloak above, he looked like any clerk.He... Poems - Post by : On_Track - Author : Rudyard Kipling - Read : 1107

The Man Of Adamant The Man Of Adamant

The Man Of Adamant
In the old times of religious gloom and intolerance lived Richard Digby, the gloomiest and most intolerant of a stern brotherhood. His plan of salvation was so narrow, that, like a plank in a tempestuous sea, it could avail no sinner but himself, who bestrode it triumphantly, and hurled anathemas against the wretches whom he saw struggling with the billows of eternal death. In his view of the matter, it was a most abominable crime--as, indeed, it is a great folly--for men to trust to their own... Short Stories - Post by : sweetsuccess - Author : Nathaniel Hawthorne - Read : 781

Emma - Volume II - Chapter XVIII Emma - Volume II - Chapter XVIII

Emma - Volume II - Chapter XVIII
"I hope I shall soon have the pleasure of introducing my son to you,"said Mr. Weston.Mrs. Elton, very willing to suppose a particular compliment intendedher by such a hope, smiled most graciously."You have heard of a certain Frank Churchill, I presume," he continued--"and know him to be my son, though he does not bear my name.""Oh! yes, and I shall be very happy in his acquaintance.I am sure Mr. Elton will lose no time in calling on him; and weshall both have great pleasure in seeing him at the Vicarage.""You... Long Stories - Post by : EMBA2000 - Author : Jane Austen - Read : 648

Emma - Volume III - Chapter VI Emma - Volume III - Chapter VI

Emma - Volume III - Chapter VI
After being long fed with hopes of a speedy visit from Mr. andMrs. Suckling, the Highbury world were obliged to endure the mortificationof hearing that they could not possibly come till the autumn.No such importation of novelties could enrich their intellectual storesat present. In the daily interchange of news, they must be againrestricted to the other topics with which for a while the Sucklings'coming had been united, such as the last accounts of Mrs. Churchill,whose health seemed every day to... Long Stories - Post by : Kevin_McNally - Author : Jane Austen - Read : 2017

The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter VII The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter VII

The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter VII
"GIT up! What you 'bout?" I opened my eyes and looked around, trying to make out where I was. It was after sun-up, and I had been sound asleep. Pap was standing over me looking sour and sick, too. He says: "What you doin' with this gun?" I judged he didn't know nothing about what he had been doing, so I says: "Somebody tried to get in, so I was laying for him." "Why didn't you roust me out?" "Well, I tried to, but I couldn't; I couldn't budge you." "Well, all right. Don't stand there palavering... Long Stories - Post by : justsurfin - Author : Mark Twain - Read : 2633

Timing Her Timing Her

Timing Her
(Written to an old folk-tune) Lalage's coming:Where is she now, O?Turning to bow, O,And smile, is she,Just at parting,Parting, parting,As she is startingTo come to me?Where is she now, O,Now, and now, O,Shadowing a bough, O,Of hedge or treeAs she is rushing,Rushing, rushing,Gossamers brushingTo come to me?Lalage's coming;Where is she now, O;Climbing the brow, O,Of hills I see?Yes, she is nearing,Nearing, nearing,Weather unfearingTo come to me.Near is she now, O,Now, and now, O;Milk the rich... Poems - Post by : kmcvay - Author : Thomas Hardy - Read : 583

The Figure In The Scene The Figure In The Scene

The Figure In The Scene
It pleased her to step in front and sit Where the cragged slope was green,While I stood back that I might pencil it With her amid the scene; Till it gloomed and rained;But I kept on, despite the drifting wet That fell and stainedMy draught, leaving for curious quizzings yet The blots engrained. And thus I drew her there alone, Seated amid the gauzeOf moisture, hooded, only her outline shown, With rainfall marked across. --Soon passed our stay;Yet her rainy form is the Genius still of the spot, Immutable,... Poems - Post by : Roy_Adriaan - Author : Thomas Hardy - Read : 1412

The Secret Adversary - Chapter V - Mr. Julius P. Hersheimmer The Secret Adversary - Chapter V - Mr. Julius P. Hersheimmer

The Secret Adversary - Chapter V - Mr. Julius P. Hersheimmer
"WELL," said Tuppence, recovering herself, "it really seems asthough it were meant to be."Carter nodded."I know what you mean. I'm superstitious myself. Luck, and allthat sort of thing. Fate seems to have chosen you out to bemixed up in this."Tommy indulged in a chuckle."My word! I don't wonder Whittington got the wind up whenTuppence plumped out that name! I should have myself. But lookhere, sir, we're taking up an awful lot of your time. Have youany tips to give us before we clear out?""I... Long Stories - Post by : On_Track - Author : Agatha Christie - Read : 2077

The Secret Adversary - Chapter VI - A Plan of Campaign The Secret Adversary - Chapter VI - A Plan of Campaign

The Secret Adversary - Chapter VI - A Plan of Campaign
A veil might with profit be drawn over the events of the nexthalf-hour. Suffice it to say that no such person as "InspectorBrown" was known to Scotland Yard. The photograph of Jane Finn,which would have been of the utmost value to the police intracing her, was lost beyond recovery. Once again "Mr. Brown" hadtriumphed.The immediate result of this set back was to effect arapprochement between Julius Hersheimmer and the YoungAdventurers. All barriers went down with a crash, and Tommy andTuppence felt... Long Stories - Post by : luquete - Author : Agatha Christie - Read : 519

War And Peace - Book Three: 1805 - Chapter 4 War And Peace - Book Three: 1805 - Chapter 4

War And Peace - Book Three: 1805 - Chapter 4
When Princess Mary came down, Prince Vasili and his son were alreadyin the drawing room, talking to the little princess and MademoiselleBourienne. When she entered with her heavy step, treading on herheels, the gentlemen and Mademoiselle Bourienne rose and the littleprincess, indicating her to the gentlemen, said: "Voila Marie!"Princess Mary saw them all and saw them in detail. She saw PrinceVasili's face, serious for an instant at the sight of her, butimmediately smiling again, and the little princess... Long Stories - Post by : TWarrior - Author : Leo Tolstoy - Read : 2127

The Reporter Who Made Himself King The Reporter Who Made Himself King

The Reporter Who Made Himself King
The Old Time Journalist will tell you that the best reporter is the one who works his way up. He holds that the only way to start is as a printer's devil or as an office boy, to learn in time to set type, to graduate from a compositor into a stenographer, and as a stenographer take down speeches at public meetings, and so finally grow into a real reporter, with a fire badge on your left suspender, and a speaking acquaintance with all the greatest men in the city, not even excepting Police Captains.That... Short Stories - Post by : Scot_Standke - Author : Richard Harding Davis - Read : 2414

War And Peace - Book Nine: 1812 - Chapter 2 War And Peace - Book Nine: 1812 - Chapter 2

War And Peace - Book Nine: 1812 - Chapter 2
On the twenty-ninth of May Napoleon left Dresden he had spentthree weeks surrounded by a court that included princes, dukes, kings,and even an emperor. Before leaving, Napoleon showed favor to theemperor, kings, and princes who had deserved it, reprimanded the kingsand princes with whom he was dissatisfied, presented pearls anddiamonds of his own- that is, which he had taken from other kings-to the Empress of Austria, and having, as his historian tells us,tenderly embraced the Empress Marie Louise-... Long Stories - Post by : adamsacres - Author : Leo Tolstoy - Read : 750

War And Peace - Book Nine: 1812 - Chapter 14 War And Peace - Book Nine: 1812 - Chapter 14

War And Peace - Book Nine: 1812 - Chapter 14
It was nearly three o'clock but no one was yet asleep, when thequartermaster appeared with an order to move on to the little townof Ostrovna. Still laughing and talking, the officers beganhurriedly getting ready and again boiled again boiled some muddy waterin the samovar. But Rostov went off to his squadron without waitingfor tea. Day was breaking, the rain had ceased, and the clouds weredispersing. It felt damp and cold, especially in clothes that werestill moist. As they left the tavern in the... Long Stories - Post by : mohausa - Author : Leo Tolstoy - Read : 475

War And Peace - Book Ten: 1812 - Chapter 2 War And Peace - Book Ten: 1812 - Chapter 2

War And Peace - Book Ten: 1812 - Chapter 2
The day after his son had left, Prince Nicholas sent for PrincessMary to come to his study."Well? Are you satisfied now?" said he. "You've made me quarrel withmy son! Satisfied, are you? That's all you wanted! Satisfied?... Ithurts me, it hurts. I'm old and weak and this is what you wanted. Wellthen, gloat over it! Gloat over it!"After that Princess Mary did not see her father for a whole week. Hewas ill and did not leave his study.Princess Mary noticed to her surprise that during this illness theold... Long Stories - Post by : Lurker - Author : Leo Tolstoy - Read : 1053

War And Peace - Book Ten: 1812 - Chapter 38 War And Peace - Book Ten: 1812 - Chapter 38

War And Peace - Book Ten: 1812 - Chapter 38
The terrible spectacle of the battlefield covered with dead andwounded, together with the heaviness of his head and the news thatsome twenty generals he knew personally had been killed or wounded,and the consciousness of the impotence of his once mighty arm,produced an unexpected impression on Napoleon who usually liked tolook at the killed and wounded, thereby, he considered, testing hisstrength of mind. This day the horrible appearance of thebattlefield overcame that strength of mind which he thoughtconstituted... Long Stories - Post by : biznewstoday - Author : Leo Tolstoy - Read : 1743

War And Peace - Book Thirteen: 1812 - Chapter 4 War And Peace - Book Thirteen: 1812 - Chapter 4

War And Peace - Book Thirteen: 1812 - Chapter 4
Bennigsen's note and the Cossack's information that the left flankof the French was unguarded were merely final indications that itwas necessary to order an attack, and it was fixed for the fifth ofOctober.On the morning of the fourth of October Kutuzov signed thedispositions. Toll read them to Ermolov, asking him to attend to thefurther arrangements."All right- all right. I haven't time just now," replied Ermolov,and left the hut.The dispositions drawn up by Toll were very good. As in theAusterlitz... Long Stories - Post by : bannerca - Author : Leo Tolstoy - Read : 2182

Barnaby Rudge - Chapter 72 Barnaby Rudge - Chapter 72

Barnaby Rudge - Chapter 72
The Black Lion was so far off, and occupied such a length of time in the getting at, that notwithstanding the strong presumptive evidence she had about her of the late events being real and of actual occurrence, Dolly could not divest herself of the belief that she must be in a dream which was lasting all night. Nor was she quite certain that she saw and heard with her own proper senses, even when the coach, in the fulness of time, stopped at the Black Lion, and the host of that tavern approached... Long Stories - Post by : Lori_Weiss - Author : Charles Dickens - Read : 2774

Anna Karenina - Part Three - Chapter 5 Anna Karenina - Part Three - Chapter 5

Anna Karenina - Part Three - Chapter 5
After lunch Levin was not in the same place in the string ofmowers as before, but stood between the old man who had accostedhim jocosely, and now invited him to be his neighbor, and a youngpeasant, who had only been married in the autumn, and who wasmowing this summer for the first time.The old man, holding himself erect, moved in front, with his feetturned out, taking long, regular strides, and with a precise andregular action which seemed to cost him no more effort thanswinging one's arms in walking,... Long Stories - Post by : cyberlife - Author : Leo Tolstoy - Read : 2310

Anna Karenina - Book Five - Chapter 13 Anna Karenina - Book Five - Chapter 13

Anna Karenina - Book Five - Chapter 13
Mikhailov sold Vronsky his picture, and agreed to paint aportrait of Anna. On the day fixed he came and began the work.From the fifth sitting the portrait impressed every one,especially From sky, not only by its resemblance, but by itscharacteristic beauty. It was strange how Mihailov could havediscovered just her characteristic beauty. "One needs to know andlove her as I have loved her to discover the very sweetestexpression of her soul," Vronsky thought, though it was only fromthis portrait that... Long Stories - Post by : John_Williams - Author : Leo Tolstoy - Read : 1152