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
His evenings were spent at home with his books
, his pictures, and his family, and usually with them alone; for, in spite of the melodramatic declarations of various English gentlemen, Melville's seclusion in his latter years, and in fact throughout his life, was a matter of personal choice.
broke off short; with the result that the shelf descended with a crash, and the books
piled themselves in a heap on the floor
And then like a good mother she took up one of her son's books
and read it most determinedly.
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.
Dobbins fingered his book
absently for a while, then took it out and settled himself in his chair to read
He then acquainted the finder that he knew the lady to whom the book
belonged, and would endeavour to find her out as soon as possible, and return it her.