A Dark Lantern; A Story with a Prologue Volume 2

A Dark Lantern; A Story with a Prologue Volume 2

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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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...where the passionate heart was not the stake. Not that in this she was all unlike the mass of the moderately enlightened. For, although the world will more and more care about good work, the old illusion about fame has failed even the smaller folk. The very word, if gravely used, has a sound archaic, and summons men to think in Greek and Latin. But the selfish world is reconciled. It is seen_that like those things made in the sweated trades, fame profits least the men who make it, and too often is chief mourner at ydur "Great Man's" funeral--chief loser by the levelling of death. And even where the so-called "Fame" abides a little, the modern mind cannot, in that, read recompense to the worker in his grave. That this one waked and wrought when we were playing or asleep, it profits us who played and slept----who now can think it profits him? And these things are beginning to be clear even to little folk, when they concern themselves with such matters at all. The noise that Katharine Dereham's poetry was making, was just loud enough to wake her from her winter sleep. A call that she had been most happy to smile at and then close her ears to, had life been kind. But this noise that echoed out of London, mixed with the undertone of uncertainty and fear that sounded below the outer peace and gladness of her life, mixed and swelled and sounded just enough insistent to rouse her, make her look about with wide clear-seeing eyes, taking fresh note of herself, and of this shadowed and uncertain way she walked in, to an end she knew not. While Katharine, sitting on a footstool between Vincent's chair and the fire, was tempting Turk with fragments of after-dinner biscuit, she heard the maid come in and say in...show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123675543X
  • 9781236755438