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Page 425 - brief candle" to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.
Page 307 - Well, yes ! If you saw us out driving Each day in the Park, four-in-hand ; If you saw poor dear mamma contriving To look supernaturally grand ; If you saw papa's picture, as taken By Brady, and tinted at that, — You'd never suspect he sold bacon And flour at Poverty Flat. And yet just this moment, when sitting In the glare of the grand chandelier, In the bustle and glitter befitting The " finest soiree of the year," In the mists of a gaze de Chambery And the hum of the smallest of talk, Somehow,...
Page 128 - ... whose present-day business burdens are all that he can carry. Now what are we doing to secure that efficiency? Much mentally, some of us much physically, but what is the trouble? We are not really efficient more than half the time. Half the time blue and worried — all the time nervous — some of the time really incapacitated by illness. There is a reason for this — a practical reason, one that has been known to physicians for quite a period and will be known to the entire World ere long....
Page 425 - I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no "brief candle
Page 539 - If now we can negotiate and put through a positive agreement with some great nation to abide the adjudication of an international arbitral court in every issue which cannot be settled by negotiation, no matter what it involves, whether honor, territory, or money...
Page 415 - In proceeding this day to the signature of the Treaty of Commerce and Navigation between Japan and the United States the undersigned, Japanese Ambassador In Washington, duly authorized by his government, has the honor to declare that the Imperial Japanese Government are fully prepared to maintain with equal effectiveness the limitation and control which they have for the last three years exercised In regulation of the emigration of laborers to the United States.
Page 575 - The potent traditions of childhood are stereotyped in its verses. The power of all the griefs and trials of a man is hidden beneath its words. It is the representative of his best moments, and all that there has been about him of soft and gentle, and pure and penitent and good, speaks to him for ever out of his English Bible.
Page 368 - Get six jolly cowboys to carry my coffin, Get six pretty maidens to bear up my pall. Put bunches of roses all over my coffin, Put roses to deaden the sods as they fall.
Page 693 - States in foreign countries and under the jurisdiction and control of the Secretary of State, sites and buildings in foreign capitals and in other foreign cities, and to alter, repair, and furnish such buildings for the use of the diplomatic and consular establishments of the United States...
Page 190 - While we were longing for the balloons that poverty denied us, a genius arose for the occasion and suggested that we send out and gather silk dresses in the Confederacy and make a balloon. " It was done, and soon we had a great patchwork ship of many and varied hues which was ready for use in the Seven Days