Arthur Bonnicastle: An American Novel

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Scribner, Armstrong & Company, 1874 - 401 pages

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Page 391 - THERE is a calm for those who weep, A rest for weary pilgrims found, They softly lie and sweetly sleep Low in the ground. The storm that wrecks the winter sky No more disturbs their deep repose, Than summer evening's latest sigh That shuts the rose. I long to lay this painful head And aching heart beneath the soil, To slumber in that dreamless bed From all my toil.
Page 391 - The Soul, of origin divine, GOD'S glorious image, freed from clay, In heaven's eternal sphere shall shine A star of day. "The SUN is but a spark of fire, A transient meteor in the sky ; The SOUL, immortal as its Sire, SHALL NEVER DIE.
Page 197 - I agreed, of course, and an hour later I was in the train, so flustered that I didn't know whether I was on my head or my heels.
Page 359 - From the crown of my head to the sole of my foot, I'm alive, I'm alive!
Page 89 - many times." " Has he shown any disposition to mend ? " " None at all, your honor." " What is the character of his falsehood ? " " He tells," replied Henry, " stunning stories about himself. Great things are always happening to him, and he is always performing the most wonderful deeds.
Page 90 - I replied ; and looking for some justification of my story, I added, " But I did see a black fox, a real black fox, as plain as day ! " " Oh ! oh ! oh ! " ran around the room in chorus. " He did see a fox, a real black fox, as plain as day ! " " The witness will pursue his inquiries,
Page 93 - There, in the doorway, towering above us all, and looking questioningly down upon the little assembly, stood Mr. Bird. " What does this mean ? " inquired the master. I flew to his side and took his hand. The officer who had presided, being the largest boy, explained that they had been trying to break Arthur Bonnicastle of lying, and that they were about to order him to report to the master for confession and correction. Then Mr. Bird took a chair and patiently heard the whole story. Without a reproach,...
Page 90 - ... school, your horse went so fast that he ran down a black fox in the middle of the road, and cut off his tail with the wheel of the chaise, and that you sent that tail home to one of your sisters to wear in her winter hat ? " " Yes, I did," I responded, with my face flaming and painful with shame.
Page 90 - did you or did you not tell me that when on the way to this school you overtook Mr. and Mrs. Bird in their wagon, that you were invited into the wagon by Mrs. Bird, and that one of Mr. Bird's horses chased a calf on the road, caught it by the ear, and tossed it over the fence and broke its leg ? " " I suppose I did,

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