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Alarms and Discursions

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Author: G.K. Chesterton
Published: 1910
Language: English
Wordcount: 50,746 / 145 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 79.3
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 3,826
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relinquished but your earthly sight, To hold you dear in a more distant way. I'll love the 'buses lumbering through the wet, Even more than when I lightly tripped as they. The grimy colour of the London clay Is lovely yet,'

"because I have found the house where I was really born; the tall and quiet house from which I can see London afar off, as the miracle of man that it is."


The Nightmare

A sunset of copper and gold had just broken down and gone to pieces in the west, and grey colours were crawling over everything in earth and heaven; also a wind was growing, a wind that laid a cold finger upon flesh and spirit. The bushes at the back of my garden began to whisper like conspirators; and then to wave like wild hands in signal. I was trying to read by the last light that died on the lawn a long poem of the decadent period, a poem about the old gods of Babylon and Egypt, about their blazing and obscene temples, their cruel and colossal faces.

"Or didst thou love the God of Flies wh

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Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2009.04.03
dormaus
****.

Read his essay on gargoyles. "Realism is romantiscism that's lost its way..." Good stuff!


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