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The Garden Of Survival - Chapter IV The Garden Of Survival - Chapter IV

The Garden Of Survival - Chapter IV
THAT, as you know, took place a dozen years ago and more, when I wasthirty-two, and time, in the interval, has wrought unexpected endsout of the material of my life. My trade as a soldier has led me toan administrative post in a distant land where, apparently, I havedeserved well of my King and Country, as they say in the obituaries.At any rate, the cryptic letters following my name, bear witness tosome kind of notoriety attained.You were the first to welcome my success, and your congratulationswere... Long Stories - Post by : Pontificator - Author : Algernon Blackwood - Read : 3029

The Little Minister - Chapter XXV - Beginning of the Twenty-four Hours The Little Minister - Chapter XXV - Beginning of the Twenty-four Hours

The Little Minister - Chapter XXV - Beginning of the Twenty-four Hours
I can tell still how the whole of the glen was engaged about thehour of noon on the fourth of August month; a day to be among thelast forgotten by any of us, though it began as quietly as aroaring March. At the Spittal, between which and Thrums this is ahalfway house, were gathered two hundred men in kilts, and manygentry from the neighboring glens, to celebrate the earl'smarriage, which was to take place on the morrow, and thither, too,had gone many of my pupils to gather gossip, at which girls... Long Stories - Post by : smw51 - Author : James Matthew Barrie - Read : 713

"if" - ACT III - SCENE III "if" - ACT III - SCENE III

"if" - ACT III - SCENE III
The banqueting hall. A table along theback. JOHN and MIRALDA seated withnotables of Al Shaldomir.JOHN sits in the centre, with MIRALDAon his right and, next to her, HAFIZ EL ALCOLAHN.MIRALDA (to JOHN)You bade Daoud be present?JOHNYes.MIRALDAHe is not here.JOHNDaoud not here?MIRALDANo.JOHNWhy?MIRALDAWe all obey you, but not Daoud.JOHNI do not understand it.A NOTABLEThe Shereef has frowned.(Enter R. an OFFICER-AT-ARMS. Hehalts at once and salutes with his sword,then takes a side pace to his left,... Plays - Post by : hschager - Author : Lord Dunsany - Read : 1230

Troilus And Cressida - ACT I - SCENE II Troilus And Cressida - ACT I - SCENE II

Troilus And Cressida - ACT I - SCENE II
ACT I SCENE IITroy. A streetEnter CRESSIDA and her man ALEXANDER CRESSIDA. Who were those went by? ALEXANDER. Queen Hecuba and Helen. CRESSIDA. And whither go they? ALEXANDER. Up to the eastern tower, Whose height commands as subject all the vale, To see the battle. Hector, whose patience Is as a virtue fix'd, to-day was mov'd. He chid Andromache, and struck his armourer; And, like as there were husbandry in war, Before the sun rose he was harness'd light, And to the field... Plays - Post by : plinks - Author : William Shakespeare - Read : 1953

Two Gentlemen Of Verona - ACT IV - SCENE III Two Gentlemen Of Verona - ACT IV - SCENE III

Two Gentlemen Of Verona - ACT IV - SCENE III
ACT IV. SCENE III.Under SILVIA'S window.(Enter EGLAMOUR.) EGLAMOUR. This is the hour that Madam Silvia Entreated me to call and know her mind; There's some great matter she'd employ me in. Madam, madam!(Enter SILVIA above, at her window.) SILVIA. Who calls? EGLAMOUR. Your servant and your friend; One that attends your ladyship's command. SILVIA. Sir Eglamour, a thousand times good morrow! EGLAMOUR. As many, worthy lady, to yourself! According to your ladyship's impose,... Plays - Post by : rblaine - Author : William Shakespeare - Read : 1341

King Henry Vi Part 1 - ACT II - SCENE III King Henry Vi Part 1 - ACT II - SCENE III

King Henry Vi Part 1 - ACT II - SCENE III
ACT II. SCENE III.AUVERGNE. The Castle.(Enter the COUNTESS and her PORTER.) COUNTESS. Porter, remember what I gave in charge; And when you have done so, bring the keys to me. PORTER. Madam, I will. COUNTESS. The plot is laid; if all things fall out right, I shall as famous be by this exploit. As Scythian Tomyris by Cyrus' death. Great is the rumour of this dreadful knight, And his achievements of no less account. Fain would mine eyes be witness with mine ears To give... Plays - Post by : euryalus - Author : William Shakespeare - Read : 1837

Worth Living Worth Living

Worth Living
I know not what the future may hold, Or how to others it seems,But I know my skies have held more gold Than I used to find in my dreams.Though the whole world sings of hopes death chilled, In grateful truth I say,That my best hopes have been fulfilled, And more than fulfilled to-day.Though oft my arrow I aim at the sun To see it fall into the sand,Yet just as often some work I have done Is better than I have planned.I do not always grasp the pleasure For which I reach, maybe;But quite... Poems - Post by : cjtaylor - Author : Ella Wheeler Wilcox - Read : 1118

Prologue To The Two Noble Kinsmen Prologue To The Two Noble Kinsmen

Prologue To The Two Noble Kinsmen
Sweet as the dewfall, splendid as the south, Love touched with speech Boccaccio's golden mouth, Joy thrilled and filled its utterance full with song, And sorrow smiled on doom that wrought no wrong. A starrier lustre of lordlier music rose Beyond the sundering bar of seas and snows When Chaucer's thought took life and light from his And England's crown was one with Italy's. Loftiest and last, by grace of Shakespeare's word, Arose above their quiring spheres a third,... Poems - Post by : MLMscc - Author : Algernon Charles Swinburne - Read : 1492

The Swoop! Or How Clarence Saved England - Part Two - Chapter 4 - CLARENCE HEARS IMPORTANT NEWS The Swoop! Or How Clarence Saved England - Part Two - Chapter 4 - CLARENCE HEARS IMPORTANT NEWS

The Swoop! Or How Clarence Saved England - Part Two - Chapter 4 - CLARENCE HEARS IMPORTANT NEWS
Part Two Chapter 4 - CLARENCE HEARS IMPORTANT NEWSIt was Clarence's custom to leave the office of his newspaper at oneo'clock each day, and lunch at a neighbouring Aerated Bread shop. Hedid this on the day following the first appearance of the two generalsat their respective halls. He had brought an early edition of the paperwith him, and in the intervals of dealing with his glass of milk andscone and butter, he read the report of the performances.Both, it seemed, had met with flattering receptions,... Long Stories - Post by : scott5015 - Author : P G Wodehouse - Read : 2478

White Feather - Chapter XI - A SMALL INCIDENT White Feather - Chapter XI - A SMALL INCIDENT

White Feather - Chapter XI - A SMALL INCIDENT
CHAPTER XI - A SMALL INCIDENTFailing a gentleman friend, Mr Bevan was obliged to do what he could bymeans of local talent. On Sheen's next visit he was introduced to aburly youth of his own age, very taciturn, and apparently ferocious.He, it seemed, was the knife and boot boy at the "Blue Boar", "did abit" with the gloves, and was willing to spar with Sheen provided MrBevan made it all right with the guv'nor; saw, that is so say, that hedid not get into trouble for passing in unprofessional frivolitymoments... Long Stories - Post by : imcher2 - Author : P G Wodehouse - Read : 3129

The Knights Of The Cross - Part 1 - Chapter 8 The Knights Of The Cross - Part 1 - Chapter 8

The Knights Of The Cross - Part 1 - Chapter 8
PART FIRST: CHAPTER VIII The next day, the court servants began to make preparations in the market square, to build the scaffold which was to be erected opposite the principal gate of the city hall. The princess, however, was still consulting with Wojciech Jastrzembiec, Stanislaw of Skarbimierz and other learned canons, who were familiar with the written laws and also with the laws sanctioned by custom. She was encouraged in these efforts by the castellan's words, when he said, that if they showed... Long Stories - Post by : Cyclops - Author : Henryk Sienkiewicz - Read : 2670

A Tale Of A Tub - The Tale of a Tub - Section II A Tale Of A Tub - The Tale of a Tub - Section II

A Tale Of A Tub - The Tale of a Tub - Section II
Section IIOnce upon a time there was a man who had three sons by one wife {70}and all at a birth, neither could the midwife tell certainly whichwas the eldest. Their father died while they were young, and uponhis death-bed, calling the lads to him, spoke thus:-"Sons, because I have purchased no estate, nor was born to any, Ihave long considered of some good legacies to bequeath you, and atlast, with much care as well as expense, have provided each of you(here they are) a new coat. Now, you are... Nonfictions - Post by : oxley - Author : Jonathan Swift - Read : 2626

The Banquet (il Convito) - The Fourth Treatise - Chapter IV The Banquet (il Convito) - The Fourth Treatise - Chapter IV

The Banquet (il Convito) - The Fourth Treatise - Chapter IV
The Fourth Treatise - CHAPTER IVThe radical foundation of Imperial Majesty, according to the Truth, isthe necessity of Human Civilization, which is ordained to one end,that is, to a Happy Life. Nothing is of itself sufficient to attainthis without some external help, since man has need of many thingswhich one person alone is unable to obtain. And therefore thePhilosopher says that man is naturally a companionable animal. And asa man requires for his sufficient comfort the domestic companionshipof... Nonfictions - Post by : ej_fan0119 - Author : Dante Alighieri - Read : 986

Oh, Call It By Some Better Name Oh, Call It By Some Better Name

Oh, Call It By Some Better Name
Oh, call it by some better name, For Friendship sounds too cold,While Love is now a worldly flame, Whose shrine must be of gold:And Passion, like the sun at noon, That burns o'er all he sees,Awhile as warm will set as soon-- Then call it none of these.Imagine something purer far, More free from stain of clayThan Friendship, Love, or Passion are, Yet human, still as they:And if thy lip, for love like this, No mortal word can frame,Go, ask of angels what it is, And call it by that name!(The... Poems - Post by : danwajs1 - Author : Thomas Moore - Read : 2745

The World's Desire - PREFACE The World's Desire - PREFACE

The World's Desire - PREFACE
PREFACEThe period in which the story of The World's Desire is cast, was a period when, as Miss Braddon remarks of the age of the Plantagenets, "anything might happen." Recent discoveries, mainly by Dr. Schliemann and Mr. Flinders Petrie, have shown that there really was much intercourse between Heroic Greece, the Greece of the Achaeans, and the Egypt of the Ramessids. This connection, rumoured of in Greek legends, is attested by Egyptian relics found in the graves of Mycenae, and by very ancient... Long Stories - Post by : origwmn - Author : H. Rider Haggard - Read : 2202

Will Ever? Will Ever?

Will Ever?
Will he ever be weary of wandering, The flaming sun? Ever weary of waning in lovelight, The white still moon? Will ever a shepherd come With a crook of simple gold, And lead all the little stars Like lambs to the fold? Will ever the Wanderer sail From over the sea, Up the river of water, To the stones to me? Will he take us all into his ship, Dreaming, and waft us far, To where in the clouds of the West The Islands are?(The end)Walter De la Mare's poem: Will... Poems - Post by : sofreeinc - Author : Walter De La Mare - Read : 1850

Hymn 1:147 ('tis From The Treasures Of His Word) Hymn 1:147 ('tis From The Treasures Of His Word)

Hymn 1:147 ('tis From The Treasures Of His Word)
The names and titles of Christ, from several scriptures.('Tis from the treasures of his wordI borrow titles for my Lord?Nor art, nor nature can supplySufficient forms of majesty.Bright image of the Father's face,Shining with undiminish'd rays;Th' eternal God's eternal Son,The heir, and partner of his throne.)The King of kings, the Lord most high,Writes his own Name upon his thigh:He wears a garment dipt in blood,And breaks the nations with his rod.Where grace can neither melt nor moveThe Lamb resents... Poems - Post by : troloff - Author : Isaac Watts - Read : 3160

John Knox And The Reformation - Chapter XI: KNOX'S INTRIGUES, AND HIS ACCOUNT OF THEM, 1559 John Knox And The Reformation - Chapter XI: KNOX'S INTRIGUES, AND HIS ACCOUNT OF THEM, 1559

John Knox And The Reformation - Chapter XI: KNOX'S INTRIGUES, AND HIS ACCOUNT OF THEM, 1559
CHAPTER XI: KNOX'S INTRIGUES, AND HIS ACCOUNT OF THEM, 1559The Reformers, and Knox as their secretary and historian, had now reached a very difficult and delicate point in their labours. Their purpose was, not by any means to secure toleration and freedom of conscience, but to extirpate the religion to which they were opposed. It was the religion by law existing, the creed of "Authority," of the Regent and of the King and Queen whom she represented. The position of the Congregation was therefore... Nonfictions - Post by : gopinathindia - Author : Andrew Lang - Read : 1288

On A Delightful Drawing In My Album On A Delightful Drawing In My Album

On A Delightful Drawing In My Album
On a Delightful Drawing in My Album,By my friend, T. WOODWARD, ESQ., of a Group, consisting of a Donkey, a Boy, and a Dog.Welcome, my pretty Neddy--welcome tooThy merry Rider with his apron blue;And thou, poor Dog, most patient thing of all,Begging for morsels that may never fall!Oh! 'tis a faithful group--and it might shamePainters of bold pretence, and greater name--To see how nature triumphs, and how rareSuch matchless proofs of Nature's triumphs are--The smallest particle of sand may tellWith... Poems - Post by : Wade_Pettis - Author : Thomas Gent - Read : 1140

Sentinel Songs Sentinel Songs

Sentinel Songs
When falls the soldier brave, Dead at the feet of wrong,The poet sings and guards his grave With sentinels of song.Songs, march! he gives command, Keep faithful watch and true;The living and dead of the conquered land Have now no guards save you.Gray ballads! mark ye well! Thrice holy is your trust!Go! halt by the fields where warriors fell; Rest arms! and guard their dust.List, songs! your watch is long, The soldiers' guard was brief;Whilst right is right, and wrong is wrong, Ye may not seek relief.Go!... Poems - Post by : Daedalus - Author : Abram Joseph Ryan - Read : 990