Voluntaries for an East London Hospital

Voluntaries for an East London Hospital

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...lord, the carpenter. XII. Thus love's Emotion and Ambition's stir, Hair's-breadth Adventures, Contact with the Court, Science, Romance, and Politics, --in short The whole career which this discoverer ran Was doom'd to finish just where it began. A vicious circle, take it how you will! But still a circle. And a circle still, Whether we please to praise it or decry, Remains the emblem of Eternity. THE LAST SCENE OF THE PLAY. BY MRS. W. K. CLIFFORD. I. The village stood half-way up the slope. Behind it rose the mountains. Round it stretched the brown earth almost destitute of trees, of greenness of any sort, but covered by even rows of little dark stumps. They were not more than a foot high, those curious stumps, they looked like little old men, cross and wrinkled. It was difficult to believe that they had ever borne anything good to see or to use. Yet a few months later they would have sent forth long green twigs covered with leaves and heavy with fruit. Of all things seen for the first time, a French or Swiss vineyard is one of the most disappointing; even at its best, which is not till the summer is waning, its monotony and stuntedness make it utterly unlike the vineyard of imagination. In winter it is barrenlooking, dead, and positively ugly. In front of the village the slopes, crossed and re-crossed by low grey walls dividing off the vineyards, stretched downwards to the white carriage road, to the railway line, to some leafless fruit trees, to some green patches of vegetable garden, to a walk planted on either side with plane trees that, thick and short, interlaced to make a deep shade in summer, but now as bare as the vines, to the blue waters of Lake Leman. Over the lake, and over most things, the sun was shining. It touched the misty clefts...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236612299
  • 9781236612298