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Without Dogma - 2 November to 5 December Without Dogma - 2 November to 5 December

Without Dogma - 2 November to 5 December
2 November.I leave Berlin, I renounce Rome, and go back to Ploszow. I wrote some time ago that Aniela is not only the beloved woman, but the very crown of my head. Yes, it is a fact; let it be called by any name,--neurosis, or an old man's madness; I have got it in my blood and in my soul.I am going to Ploszow. I will serve her, take care of her, do for her what I can; and for all reward let me be able to look at her. I wonder at myself that I fancied I should be able... Long Stories - Post by : crochet50 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henryk Sienkiewicz - Read : 2806

Without Dogma - 14 October to 30 October Without Dogma - 14 October to 30 October

Without Dogma - 14 October to 30 October
14 October.I resume my writing after an interval of three weeks. Clara has left me. Seeing me on a fair way to recovery she went to Hanover and promised to come back in ten days. She nursed me during the whole time of my illness. It was she who brought a doctor to me. I should probably have died but for her. I do not remember whether it was the third or fourth day of my illness she came here. I was conscious, but at the same time as indifferent as if it were not to me that she had come,... Long Stories - Post by : chrisfuchs - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henryk Sienkiewicz - Read : 2235

Without Dogma - 5 September to 23 September Without Dogma - 5 September to 23 September

Without Dogma - 5 September to 23 September
Berlin, 5 September.I am at Berlin, because escaping from Vienna I had to go somewhere. I could not go to Ploszow, because she will be there. I was so convinced that no human power could tear me from her that the very idea of separation seemed to me a wild impossibility. But no! It is always the unexpected that happens, for I have gone away, and everything is at an end. I am at Berlin. I feel as if I had an engine in my head, the wheels of which keep whirring incessantly. This hurts me; but I am not mad.... Long Stories - Post by : bigjim_l0pht - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henryk Sienkiewicz - Read : 2567

Without Dogma - 2 August to 30 August Without Dogma - 2 August to 30 August

Without Dogma - 2 August to 30 August
2 August.I have received another letter from Clara Hilst. She must have divined something; there is much pity and sympathy in her words, as if she knew how wretched I am. I do not know and do not want to know, whether she loves me as a sister or otherwise, I only feel that she loves me. I answered her letter in the same hearty spirit, grateful for her friendliness. She is going to Berlin now, and promises her appearance in Warsaw for the winter. She wants me to come to Berlin, if only for a few days. I will not... Long Stories - Post by : prospertogether - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henryk Sienkiewicz - Read : 2435

Without Dogma - 1 July to 30 July Without Dogma - 1 July to 30 July

Without Dogma - 1 July to 30 July
1 July.My jealousy would be a miserable thing if it were not at the same time the pain of the true believer who sees his divinity dragged in the dust. I would abstain even from touching her hand if I could place her on some inapproachable height where nobody could come near her. 2 July.I deluded myself as to my state of quiescence. It was only a temporary torpidity of the nerves, which I mistook for calmness. Besides, I knew it could not last. 3 July.Yes, something has passed between them. They hide some mutual offence, but I see it. For some days... Long Stories - Post by : tevinj - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henryk Sienkiewicz - Read : 3270

Without Dogma - 1 June to 30 June Without Dogma - 1 June to 30 June

Without Dogma - 1 June to 30 June
1 June.Yesterday I received news from Gastein. The rooms for Pani Celina and Aniela are ready. I sent them the particulars, together with a parcel of books by Balzac and George Sand. To-day is Sunday, and the first day of the races. My aunt has arrived from Ploszow and taken up her abode with me. That she went to the races is a matter of course, she is altogether absorbed in them. But our horses, Naughty Boy and Aurora, which arrived here two days ago with the trainer Webb and Jack Goose, the jockey, are on the list for Thursday; therefore... Long Stories - Post by : infinet - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henryk Sienkiewicz - Read : 906

Without Dogma - 4 May to 31 May Without Dogma - 4 May to 31 May

Without Dogma - 4 May to 31 May
4 May.My reason is now altogether subservient to feeling, and is, in truth, like the driver who passively clings to his box, and can do nothing but watch whether the vehicle will go to pieces. I went back to Ploszow a few days ago, and all I say and all I do are only the tactics of love. He is a clever doctor--is Chwastowski--to prescribe for Aniela exercise in the park. I found her there this morning. There are moments when the feeling in my heart--though I am always conscious of it--manifests itself with such extraordinary power that it almost frightens... Long Stories - Post by : paule - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henryk Sienkiewicz - Read : 1644

Without Dogma - 2 April to 29 April Without Dogma - 2 April to 29 April

Without Dogma - 2 April to 29 April
Paris, 2 April.It is some ten months since I put down anything in my journal; it had become such a familiar friend that I missed it. But I said to myself: what is the use of it? If I put down on paper thoughts worthy of a Pascal; deeper than the ocean depth; loftier than the Alps,--it would not change the simple fact that she is married. With that fact staring at me, my hands dropped powerless. Sometimes life concentrates itself in one object, not necessarily an important one; but if that fails us we seem at a loss what to... Long Stories - Post by : Paul_Manuel - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henryk Sienkiewicz - Read : 819

Without Dogma - 2 June to 29 June Without Dogma - 2 June to 29 June

Without Dogma - 2 June to 29 June
2 JuneI never was so amazed in my life as to-day, in regard to Lukomski. We went together to the museum on the Capitol. When near the Venus, he surprised me by saying he preferred the Neapolitan Psyche by Praxiteles, as being more spiritual. A strange confession from a sculptor like him; but a greater surprise was in store for me near "The Dying Gladiator." Lukomski looked at him for nearly half an hour, then said, through clenched teeth, as he does when deeply moved,--"I have heard it said a hundred times that he has a Slavonic face, but really the... Long Stories - Post by : romecentral - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henryk Sienkiewicz - Read : 2015

Without Dogma - 1 May to 31 May Without Dogma - 1 May to 31 May

Without Dogma - 1 May to 31 May
1 May.During the night I thought, "Perhaps to-morrow I shall be more composed." Nothing of the kind. I am simply in a rage with Aniela, Aniela's mother, my aunt, and myself. The wind ought to be tempered for the shorn lamb, and they forget that my wool is deucedly thin. After all, I am comfortable where I am. Laura is like a marble statue. Near her nothing troubles me very much, because there is nothing except beauty. I am tired of over-strained, tender souls. Let Kromitski comfort her.2 May.I carried the letter to the post-office myself. It was not a long... Long Stories - Post by : primesca - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henryk Sienkiewicz - Read : 2411

Without Dogma - 2 April to 30 April Without Dogma - 2 April to 30 April

Without Dogma - 2 April to 30 April
2 April.Yesterday there was a thunderstorm. A strong southern wind drove the clouds along as a herd of wild horses. It pulled and tore, chased and scattered them, then got them under and threw them with a mighty effort upon the sea, which darkened instantly as man in wrath, and began in its turn to send its foam aloft,--a veritable battle of two furies, which, battering each other, produce thunder and lightning flashes. But all this lasted only a short time. We did not go out to sea, as the waves were too rough. Instead of it we looked at the... Long Stories - Post by : Booklover - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henryk Sienkiewicz - Read : 1723

Without Dogma - 4 March to 31 March Without Dogma - 4 March to 31 March

Without Dogma - 4 March to 31 March
4 March.This day has been to me of so much importance that I am obliged to muster all my calmness and self-possession to put down everything in its proper order. Nevertheless, I cannot contain myself. The die is cast, or as good as cast. I could not have gone on quietly, had I not put that down.And now I can begin. Sniatynski and his wife arrived here towards noon, for an early dinner. He had to go back, as a new play of his is coming out at the theatre. However happy we may be in our rural seclusion, we are... Long Stories - Post by : Addicted - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henryk Sienkiewicz - Read : 908

Without Dogma - 2 February to 28 February Without Dogma - 2 February to 28 February

Without Dogma - 2 February to 28 February
2 February.Yesterday my aunt's entertainment took place. Aniela was the cynosure of every eye. Her white shoulders peeping out from a cloud of muslin, gauze, or whatever it is called, she looked like a Venus rising from the foam. I fancy it is already gossiped about that I am going to marry her. I noticed that her eyes often strayed in my direction, and she listened to her partners with an absent, distracted expression.Guileless child! she cannot hide the truth, and shows so plainly what is going on in her heart that I could not help seeing it, unless I were... Long Stories - Post by : prospertogether - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henryk Sienkiewicz - Read : 2832

Without Dogma - 9 January to 31 January Without Dogma - 9 January to 31 January

Without Dogma - 9 January to 31 January
ROME, 9 January.Some months ago I met my old friend and school-fellow, Jozef Sniatynski, who for the last few years has occupied a prominent place among our literary men. In a discussion about literature Sniatynski spoke about diaries. He said that a man who leaves memoirs, whether well or badly written, provided they be sincere, renders a service to future psychologists and writers, giving them not only a faithful picture of the times, but likewise human documents that can be relied upon. He seemed to think that most likely the novel of the future would take the form of diary; finally... Long Stories - Post by : markiam - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henryk Sienkiewicz - Read : 2089

Without Dogma - Publisher's Preface Without Dogma - Publisher's Preface

Without Dogma - Publisher's Preface
"A man who leaves memoirs, whether well or badly written, provided they be sincere, renders a service to future psychologists and writers, giving them not only a faithful picture of the times, but likewise human documents that can be relied upon."TRANSLATED FROM THE POLISH BYIZA YOUNG.1893PUBLISHER'S PREFACEIn "WITHOUT DOGMA" we have a remarkable work, by a writer known only in this country through his historical novels; and a few words concerning this novel and its author may not be without interest.Readers of Henryk Sienkiewicz in America, who have known him only through Mr. Curtin's fine, strong translations, will be surprised to... Long Stories - Post by : imported_n/a - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henryk Sienkiewicz - Read : 506

Win Or Lose - Act 5: Scene 1 To Scene 10 Win Or Lose - Act 5: Scene 1 To Scene 10

Win Or Lose - Act 5: Scene 1 To Scene 10
ACT V: SCENE I TO SCENE X(The same drawing-room.)SCENE I(Jozwowicz enters reading a dispatch.)The result of the ballotting until now: Jozwowicz, 613; Husarski, 604. At ten o'clock: Jozwowicz, 700; Husarski, 700. At 11 o'clock: Jozwowicz, 814; Husarski, 750. The fight is hot. The final results will be known at three o'clock. (He consults his watch.)  SCENE II(Jozwowicz. George.)DOCTOR. You are here?GEORGE. You are as afraid of me as of a ghost.DOCTOR. I thought you were elsewhere.GEORGE. I am going directly from here to fight. I have still an hour. The duel will take place at Dombrowa, on the Miliszewski's estate--not far from... Plays - Post by : markiam - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henryk Sienkiewicz - Read : 711

Win Or Lose - Act 4: Scene 1 To Scene 9 Win Or Lose - Act 4: Scene 1 To Scene 9

Win Or Lose - Act 4: Scene 1 To Scene 9
ACT IV: SCENE I TO SCENE IX(The same Drawing Room.)SCENE I(Jozwowicz. Drahomir.)(Jozwowicz sits at table writing in notebook. Drahomir enters.)DRAHOMIR. Doctor, I came to bid you farewell.DOCTOR (rising suddenly).--Ah, you are going away?DRAHOMIR. Yes.DOCTOR. So suddenly? For long?DRAHOMIR. I am returning to-day to Swietlenice, to George; to-morrow I leave for Paris.DOCTOR. One word--have you said anything to any one of your plans?DRAHOMIR. Not yet. I only made up my mind an hour ago.DOCTOR. Then Mr. Pretwic knows nothing about it as yet?DRAHOMIR. No; but why do you ask?DOCTOR (aside).--I must act now--otherwise everything is lost. (Aloud) Count, I have not much... Plays - Post by : Richelo_Killian - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henryk Sienkiewicz - Read : 1072

Win Or Lose - Act 3: Scene 1 To Scene 14 Win Or Lose - Act 3: Scene 1 To Scene 14

Win Or Lose - Act 3: Scene 1 To Scene 14
ACT III: SCENE I TO SCENE XIV(The same Drawing-room.)SCENE I(Mr. Podczaski enters, followed by a servant.)PODCZASKI. Tell the Doctor that Mr. Podczaski wishes to see him on an important matter.SERVANT. The Doctor is very busy. The princess is ill. But I will tell him (goes out).PODCZASKI (alone).--I have enough of this work for nothing. The countess sends me about to agitate for her, but when I ask her for some money, she answers: We shall see about it after the election. She is an aristocrat and she refuses a hundred florins to a nobleman. To the deuce with such business. I... Plays - Post by : walter1970 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henryk Sienkiewicz - Read : 3356

Win Or Lose - Act 2: Scene 1 To Scene 8 Win Or Lose - Act 2: Scene 1 To Scene 8

Win Or Lose - Act 2: Scene 1 To Scene 8
ACT II: SCENE I TO SCENE VIII(The stage represents the same drawing-room.)SCENE I(Jozwowicz. Anton.)DOCTOR. Anton, come here. We can talk quietly, for they are preparing my room. What news from the city?ANTON. Good news. In an hour or so a delegation of the voters will be here. You must say something to them--you understand? Something about education--public roads, heavy taxes. You know what to say better than I do.DOCTOR. I know, I know; and how do they like my platform?ANTON. You have made a great hit. I congratulate you. It is written with scientific accuracy. The papers of the Conservative party... Plays - Post by : kashaziz - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henryk Sienkiewicz - Read : 2508

Win Or Lose - Act 1: Scene 1 To Scene 8 Win Or Lose - Act 1: Scene 1 To Scene 8

Win Or Lose - Act 1: Scene 1 To Scene 8
ACT I: SCENE I TO SCENE VIII(The stage represents a drawing-room with the principal door leading to the garden. There are also side doors to the other rooms.)SCENE I(Princess Stella. Mrs. Czeska.)CZESKA. Why do you tell me this only now? Really, my dear Stella, I should be angry with you. I live only a mile from here; I was your teacher before you were put into the hands of English and French governesses. I see you almost every day. I love my darling with all my soul, and still you did not tell me that for several weeks you have been... Plays - Post by : vatek1 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Henryk Sienkiewicz - Read : 1598