'The Garden of Flowers,' and truly there is no deciding which of the two books is the more truthful, or, to put it better, the less lying; all I can say is, send this one into the yard for a swaggering fool."
He robbed him of a great deal of his natural force, and so do all those who try to turn books written in verse into another language, for, with all the pains they take and all the cleverness they show, they never can reach the level of the originals as they were first produced.
It now occurred to me--after the movement which I had detected on the part of the Major--that the clew might quite as probably present itself in the form of a book.
On the upper shelf there appeared, in solitary grandeur, one object only--a gorgeously bound book.
It vexes me now to find that I cannot remember how the book
came into my hands, or who could have suggested it to me.
Then, as a nation's needs and knowledge grow, it demands ever more and more books on all kinds of subjects.
When we are very young, there are many books which seem to us dull and stupid.
But my own self-respect stood in the way of my meeting the person who had insulted me by sending me back my books
. I slipped into the little third room, which I have mentioned as communicating with the back drawing-room, and dropped the curtains which closed the open doorway.
Your delightful books
carry the imagination into a maritime period so remote that, often as you have been in my mind, I could never satisfy myself that you were still amongst the living.
Are you NEVER going to grow sensible?" With that he darted forward to pick up the books
, while I bent down to help him.
'There are none of those one-legged scoundrels in my books
,' I say.
The rest of his acquaintances, not interested in a book
on a learned subject, did not talk of it at all.
He began work on the book
the very next morning, and flung himself into it heart and soul.
Tom took his whipping and went back to his seat not at all broken-hearted, for he thought it was possible that he had unknowingly upset the ink on the spelling- book
himself, in some skylarking bout -- he had denied it for form's sake and because it was custom, and had stuck to the denial from principle.
The eyes of Partridge sparkled at this news, which Jones now proclaimed aloud; and so did (though with somewhat a different aspect) those of the poor fellow who had found the book
; and who (I hope from a principle of honesty) had never opened it: but we should not deal honestly by the reader if we omitted to inform him of a circumstance which may be here a little material, viz.