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Published: 1921
Language: English
Wordcount: 17,446 / 58 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72.1
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 377
Added to site: 2008.10.01
mnybks.net#: 22190
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Essays

A warm welcome awaits this new book of short essays so full of human wisdom compacted of grace and humor and whimsically, and yet wholly in touch with life and all it holds.

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almost thunder-struck--by my own remark. Like a rash enchanter, the spirit I had raised myself alarmed me. For a queer second I did see ourselves in that inevitable mirror, but cadaverous and out-of-date and palsied--a dusty set of old waxworks, simpering inanely in the lumber-room of Time.

'Better to be forgotten at once!' I exclaimed, with an emphasis that seemed to surprise the lady next me.


ADJECTIVES

But why wasn't I born, alas, in an age of Adjectives; why can one no longer write of silver-shedding Tears and moon-tailed Peacocks, of eloquent Death, and the negro and star-enamelled Night?


WHERE?

I, who move and breathe and place one foot before the other, who watch the Moon wax and wane, and put off answering my letters, where shall I find the Bliss which dreams and blackbirds' voices promise, of which the waves whisper, and hand-organs in streets near Paddington faintly sing?

Does it dwell in some island of the South Seas, or far oasis among deserts an

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