That is, omitting
Swinburne--Beowulf to Browning--I rather like the two B's myself.
You have read the opening paragraph, and if you are an imaginative idiot like myself, you will want to read the rest of it; so I shall give it to you here, omitting
quotation marks--which are difficult of remembrance.
Tarzan did not disturb him, but the following morning he narrated the happenings of the previous evening, omitting
not a single detail.
He saw again all the incidents of the long run, not omitting
the delay caused by hose-carts and a hook-and-ladder running to a cross- town fire, during which time he and Clancey had joked Jaffers over the dates with various fictitious damsels out of which he had been cheated by the night's extra work.
He related minutely all that had passed between them, omitting
no word of what had been said.
Will you forgive me the little harmless familiari ty of omitting
At length, and by little and little, omitting
something in this place, and adding something in that, Miss Snevellicci pledged herself to a bill of fare which was comprehensive enough, if it had no other merit (it included among other trifles, four pieces, divers songs, a few combats, and several dances); and they returned home, pretty well exhausted with the business of the day.
Again, a present-day reader can only smile when he finds Johnson in his Preface to Shakspere blaming the great dramatist for omitting
opportunities of instructing and delighting, as if the best moral teachers were always explicit.
Perhaps, too, he thought of me: perhaps he regretted the part he had had in preventing our union, by omitting
to help us, if not by actually plotting against us.
There he installed me in a chair, and I related the whole story, keeping back nothing, and omitting
no circumstance, however insignificant, whilst he himself made a careful and deliberate toilet.
I knew a man who under a certain religious frenzy cast off this drapery, and omitting
all compliment and commonplace, spoke to the conscience of every person he encountered, and that with great insight and beauty.
to add that they were also the men to whom he gave work as clerks--work that scarcely encouraged them to grow into other men.