But then, what reams of other manuscripts
-- filled, not with the dulness of official formalities, but with the thought of inventive brains and the rich effusion of deep hearts -- had gone equally to oblivion; and that, moreover, without serving a purpose in their day, as these heaped-up papers had, and -- saddest of all -- without purchasing for their writers the comfortable livelihood which the clerks of the Custom-House had gained by these worthless scratchings of the pen.
As soon as she had done, she silently pushed the manuscript
away, and put her hands on a sudden over her face.
On the footing of unreserved communication which the Author has established with the reader, he may here add the trifling circumstance, that a roll of Norman warriors, occurring in the Auchinleck Manuscript
, gave him the formidable name of Front-de-B
With all my heart," said he, and going into his own room he brought out an old valise secured with a little chain, on opening which the curate found in it three large books and some manuscripts
written in a very good hand.
Then would the apostle call to him an Indian boy, one of his scholars, and show him the manuscript
which had so puzzled the learned Englishmen.
He was engaged in correcting the pages of a manuscript
book, entirely filled by his own hand.
Liberty has been taken to replace the book version with an earlier, perhaps more original manuscript
Twelve years had passed since I had read the remarkable manuscript
of this remarkable man; this man who remembered no childhood and who could not even offer a vague guess as to his age; who was always young and yet who had dandled my grandfather's great-grandfather upon his knee; this man who had spent ten years upon the planet Mars; who had fought for the green men of Barsoom and fought against them; who had fought for and against the red men and who had won the ever beautiful Dejah Thoris, Princess of Helium, for his wife, and for nearly ten years had been a prince of the house of Tardos Mors, Jeddak of Helium.
They were written at the same time as the rest of the work; they date from the same epoch, and sprang from the same thought, they have always formed a part of the manuscript
This," she went on, as if she knew what she had to say by heart, "is the original manuscript
of the 'Ode to Winter.
I did write them - in the garret - but they by no means helped her to get on with her work, for when I finished a chapter I bounded downstairs to read it to her, and so short were the chapters, so ready was the pen, that I was back with new manuscript
before another clout had been added to the rug.
Presently I shall stuff my folded manuscript
into the thermos bottle I have carried with me for the purpose since I left the fort--Fort Dinosaur we named it--and hurl it far outward over the cliff-top into the Pacific.
I am forced to admit that even though I had traveled a long distance to place Bowen Tyler's manuscript
in the hands of his father, I was still a trifle skeptical as to its sincerity, since I could not but recall that it had not been many years since Bowen had been one of the most notorious practical jokers of his alma mater.
Anne sat on the floor in a little circle of light cast by the lamp beside her, amid a surrounding snow of crumpled manuscript
So, while he copied the manuscript
a third time, he consoled himself by multiplying ten columns by ten dollars.