The Thomas Hardy Calendar; A Quotation from the Works of Thomas Hardy for Every Day in the Year

The Thomas Hardy Calendar; A Quotation from the Works of Thomas Hardy for Every Day in the Year

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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. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...between the good and wise woman of one social stratum, and the good and wise woman of another social ' stratum, than between the good and ' bad, the wise and the foolish, of the same stratum or class. Love frequently dies of time alone--much more frequently of displacement. Nineteen The kettle descants in a cozy drone, And the young wife looks in her husband's face, And then at her guests, and shows in. her own Her sense that she fills an envied place; And the visiting lady is all abloom, And says there was never so sweet a room. And the happy young housewife does not know That the woman beside her was first his choice, Till the fates ordained it could not be so... Betraying nothing in look or voice The guest sits smiling and sips her tea, And he throws her a stray glance yearningly. Children begin with detail, and learn up to the general; they begin with the contiguous, and gradually comprehend the universal.. T wenty-one It may be observed that when a young woman returns a rude answer to a young man's civil remark, her heart is in a state which argues rather hopefully for his case than otherwise. Twenty-two Love between man and woman, which in Homer, Moses, and other early exhibitors of life, is mere desire, had for centuries past so far broadened as to include sympathy and friendship; surely it should in this advanced stage of the world include benevolence also. The house was of no marked antiquity; yet of well-advanced age; older than a stale novelty, but no canonised antique; faded, not hoary; looking at you from the still distinct rniddle-distance of the early Georgian time, and awakening on that account the instincts of reminiscence more decidedly than the remoter, and far grander, memorials which have to...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236849094
  • 9781236849090