Beneath The Dome; A Posthumous Novel by Arnold Clark

Beneath The Dome; A Posthumous Novel

byArnold Clark

Paperback | January 31, 2012

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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. 1894. Excerpt: ... BENEATH THE DOME CHAPTER I. "How gaily is at first begun our life's uncertain race."--Life's Progress. Musical, verdant and full of life was Nature that afternoon in June. Musical, verdant and full of life was Oliver Arkwright as he stood beneath the dome of the State Capitol. Yesterday, a senior in College; to-day, a very innocent freshman in that great university--the world! As he climbed the stairs of the great dome, there still echoed in his ears disjointed fragments of last night's parting songs in the little college town seventy miles away. Heavenly music! The neighbor said it was "unearthly," in which respect it very much resembled Oliver's ambition. He was a castle-builder--this Oliver. Even the stairs which he had just climbed were as unreal to him as the ladder which Jacob saw in his dream,--"and this was the gate of Heaven." And now in the lantern of the dome overlooking Capitol Park, where, many rods away, shadowed by this dome, the Revolutionary hero stands in bronze, the mere elevation seemed to give him a dizzy sense of mastery--a feeling that somehow he had found the Archimedean lever with which to move the world. Seventy-five thousand men and women hurrying beneath him, yonder the black walls of the penitentiary, '.) the low buildings by River Ridge, factories with ascending smoke, churches with ascending spires, and he, high above the spires, high above the aspiring and perspiring human beings moving beneath him like chessmen on a board. Farther and farther out, his eye follows the course of the River Rapid, beyond the factories and tenements by River Ridge, beyond the limits of the city,--out and farther out where the plowmen are singing and the birds are warbling, where the sheep are bleating and the cattle are lowing, where the trees ...

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Title:Beneath The Dome; A Posthumous NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:92 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217689361

ISBN - 13:9780217689366

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