The Modern Novel: A Study of the Purpose and the Meaning of Fiction

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A. A. Knopf, 1918 - 336 من الصفحات

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الصفحة 26 - AN author ought to consider himself, not as a gentleman who gives a private or eleemosynary treat, but rather as one who keeps a public ordinary, at which all persons are welcome for their money.
الصفحة 213 - Nor the all-dreaded thunder-stone; Fear not slander, censure rash; Thou hast finished joy and moan : All lovers young, all lovers must Consign to thee, and come to dust. No exerciser harm thee ! Nor no witchcraft charm thee! Ghost unlaid forbear thee ! Nothing ill come near thee ! Quiet consummation have; And renowned be thy grave!
الصفحة 91 - I'll not hurt thee, says my uncle Toby, rising from his chair, and going across the room with the fly in his hand, I'll not hurt a hair of thy head ; — Go, — says he, lifting up the sash, and opening his hand as he spoke, to let it escape; — go, poor devil, get thee gone ; why should I hurt thee ? This world surely is wide enough to hold both thee and me.
الصفحة 30 - Mr. Norris has a fine copy of verses, called Friendship in Perfection, which I wonderfully admire. Have you seen the book?" says Mrs. Veal. "No," says Mrs. Bargrave, "but I have the verses of my own writing out.
الصفحة 251 - It may seem very unpatriotic in me to state so ; but in the present day, when the rage is to buy in the cheapest and sell in the dearest market, I only fall in with the current opinions of the day.
الصفحة 135 - He laid down several maxims as the certain methods of attaining greatness, to which, in his own pursuit of it, he constantly adhered. As— 1. Never to do more mischief to another than was necessary to the effecting his purpose ; for that mischief was too precious a thing to be thrown away. 2. To know no distinction of men from affection; but to sacrifice all with equal readiness to his interest. 3. Never to communicate more of an affair than was necessary to the person who was to execute it. 4....
الصفحة 264 - If I should die, think only this of me: That there's some corner of a foreign field That is for ever England. There shall be In that rich earth a richer dust concealed; A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware, Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam, A body of England's, breathing English air, Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home. And think, this heart, all evil shed...
الصفحة 274 - For I think that all right use of life, and the one secret of life, is to pave ways for the firmer footing of those who succeed us...
الصفحة 93 - The comic poet is in the narrow field, or enclosed square, of the society he depicts; and he addresses the still narrower enclosure of men's intellects, with reference to the operation of the social world upon their characters.
الصفحة 106 - ... in the virtuous a disapprobation of the wicked; he carries his persons indifferently through right and wrong, and at the close dismisses them without further care, and leaves their examples to operate by chance. This fault the barbarity of his age cannot extenuate ; for it is always a writer's duty to make the world better, and justice is a virtue independent on time or place.

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