Conversations In A Studio (volume 2)

Paperback | February 5, 2012

byWilliam Wetmore Story

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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. 1890. Excerpt: ... long-lived. You can cut it into twenty pieces, and each will get a head and wriggle. Hydra is only an allegory of a lie. Heracles managed to cut off the heads one by one, but two sprang out of every one he cut off, and he could only destroy them with the assistance of Iolaus, who burnt them as he crushed them. But one of these was immortal, and all he could do was to bury it under a rock. M. And I have no doubt the rock was a fragment of marble, and that after all it wriggled out again and went back to its swamp, and did its beastly work, nearly as well as ever, with its one poisonous head. B. Is that the Cappucini bell? How time flies! Well, my dear boy, good-by. I am sorry to go, for I know not when I shall see you again. I am off to Naples to-morrow, and whether I return or not is doubtful. M. What! Are we to have no more long talks de omnibus rebus et quibusdam aliis? No, don't go; stay. What shall I do without you? Who will come and talk with me as you do? Who will bear with my fancies and caprices? B. I hope you will regret me, and think of me often. M. You are scrawled all over my work; all that you have said while I have been working is, as it were, inscribed there, and when I return to each spot the subject we were discoursing about, as I wrought at it, will revive. Oh, I shall not forget you. I am truly sorry you are going. B. Well, tbere's comfort still in that. Keep me ever fresh in your memory, as I shall you. And now good-by, or rather au revoir. We must meet again some time or other. M. I will not say good-by; the word is hateful. A revederti, and write to me soon. B. I 've a great mind to writedown all the talks that we have had. M. "Do it! nor leave the task to me," as Fanny Kemble used to say, with such imposing effect. Her voice still r...

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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. 1890. Excerpt: ... long-lived. You can cut it into twenty pieces, and each will get a head and wriggle. Hydra is only an allegory of a lie. Herac...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:76 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021719818X

ISBN - 13:9780217198189

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