Hester Howard's Temptation: A Soul's Story

T.B. Peterson & Brothers, 1875 - 572 pagina's

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Pagina 165 - I PANT for the music which is divine, My heart in its thirst is a dying flower ; Pour forth the sound like enchanted wine, Loosen the notes in a silver shower; Like a herbless plain, for the gentle rain, I gasp, I faint, till they wake again.
Pagina 309 - Hyperion's curls, the front of Jove himself, An eye like Mars, to threaten and command, A station like the herald Mercury New-lighted on a heaven-kissing hill, A combination and a form indeed, Where every god did seem to set his seal, To give the world assurance of a man.
Pagina 397 - Are there not, Festus, are there not. dear Michal, Two points in the adventure of the diver, One — when, a beggar, he prepares to plunge, One — when, a prince, he rises with his pearl ? Festus, I plunge ! Fest.
Pagina 18 - I was literally hurried through it by my intense sympathy, my devouring curiosity— it was more than interest. I read everywhere — between the courses of the hoteltable, on the boat, in the cars— until I had swallowed the last line. This is no common occurrence with a veteran romance-reader like myself.
Pagina 18 - I have read it twice— the second time more carefully than the first — and I use the term ' wonderful ' because it best expresses the feeling uppermost in my mind, both while reading and thinking it over. As a piece of imaginative writing, I have seen nothing to equal it since the days of Edgar A. Poe, and I doubt whether he could have sustained himself and reader through a book of half the size of the

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