The Atlantic Volume 106

The Atlantic Volume 106

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...a flame burning night and day, and going out mercifully, he knew not why, like a. blown candle. However unso cial in the proper sense of the word, he by no means lacked company in these Oxford days. He knew many, both dons and undergraduates. His long stride, and determined absence of direction, had severely tried all those who could stomach so slow a pastime as walking for the sake of talking. The country knew him----though he never knew the country--from Abingdon to Bablock Hythe. His name stood high, too, at the Union. He made his mark there in his first term in a debate on a. 'Censorship of Literature, ' which he advocated with gloom, pertinacltyi and a certain youthful brilliance which might have carried the day, had not an Irishman got up and pointed Out the danger that would be incurred by the Old Testament. To that he had retorted, 'Better, sir, it should run a risk than have no risk to run.' From that moment he was notable. He stayed up four years, and Went down with a sense of bewilderment and loss. The matured verdict of Oxford on this child of hers, was: 'Eustace Milton! Ah! queer character! Will make his mark!'-_ He had about this time an interview with his father which confirmed the impression each had formed of the other. It took place in the library at Monkland Court, on a late November afternoon. _ That room (in the main, or Elizabethan, portion of the building) W1-5 lighted only by four candles in thlh silver candlesticks on either side of the carved stone hearth. Their gentle, mellow radiance penetrated but a. little way into the great dark space lined Wllh books, paneled and floored with black oak, where the acrid fragrance of leather and dried rose leaves seemed to drench the very...show more

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  • Paperback | 474 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 839g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236806565
  • 9781236806567