The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volumen29


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Página 106 - Thou fliest thy vocal vale, An annual guest in other lands, Another spring to hail. Sweet bird ! thy bower is ever green, Thy sky is ever clear ; Thou hast no sorrow in thy song, No winter in thy year...
Página 390 - I won the toss, sir, and Hades went off once more discomfited. This is not the first time, nor will it be the last, that I have a friendly game with that gentleman.
Página 58 - I wish I might become a man worth talking of, if it were only that you should not have thrown away your pains. Happily, it is not the result of our acts that makes them brave and noble, but the acts themselves and the unselfish love that moved us to do them. " Inasmuch as you have done it unto one of the least of these.
Página 23 - RESPECTED PATERNAL RELATIVE, — I write to make a request of the most moderate nature. Every year I have cost you an enormous — nay, elephantine — sum of money for drugs and physician's fees, and the most expensive time of the twelve months was March. But this year the biting Oriental blasts, the howling tempests, and the general ailments of the human race have been successfully braved by yours truly. Does not this deserve remuneration ? I appeal to your charity, I appeal to your generosity,...
Página 319 - There is a fine text in the Bible, I don't know where, to the effect that all things work together for good to those who love the Lord. Strange as it may seem to you, everything has been, in one way or the other, bringing me a little nearer to what I think you would like me to be. Tis a strange world, indeed, but there is a manifest God for those who care to look for him.
Página 81 - I believe as much as they do, only generally in the inverse ratio : I am, I think, as honest as they can be in what I hold. I have not come hastily to my views. I reserve (as I told them) many points until I acquire fuller information, and do not think I am thus justly to be called
Página 250 - Because I feel that, in the Heavens above, The angels, whispering to one another, Can find, among their burning terms of love, None so devotional as that of 'Mother', Therefore by that dear name I long have called you You who are more than mother unto me, And fill my heart of hearts, where Death installed you, In setting my Virginia's spirit free. My mother - my own mother, who died early, Was but the mother of myself; but you Are mother to the one I loved so dearly, And thus are dearer than the...
Página 40 - Must all be veil'd, while he that reads divines, Catching the sense at two removes ? Shepherds are honest people ; let them sing : Riddle who list, for me, and pull for prime : I envy no man's nightingale or spring ; Nor let them punish me with loss of rhyme, Who plainly say,
Página 22 - Ma grande gatteaux est arrive" il leve 12 livres et demi le prix etait 17 shillings. Sur la soire"e de Monseigneur Faux il y etait quelques belles feux d'artifice. Mais les polissons entrant dans notre champ et nos feux d'artifice et handkerchiefs disappeared quickly, but we charged them out of the field. Je suis presque driven mad par une bruit terrible tous les garcons kik up comme grand un bruit qu'il est possible. I hope you will find your house at Mentone nice. * I have been obliged to stop...
Página 123 - ... over me, and I am cheerfully ready to concur with any one who says that this is a beautiful place, and I have a sneaking partiality for the newspapers, which would be all very well, if one had not fallen from heaven and were not troubled with some reminiscence of the ineffable aurore.

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