News from nowhere, or An epoch of rest. Pocket ed

Paperback | May 6, 2012

byWilliam Morris

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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. 1912 Excerpt: ...after-dinner dulness. What would you like to do? Shall we have out Greylocks and trot back to Hammersmith? or will you come with us and hear some Welsh folk sing in a hall close by here? or would you like presently to come with me into the City and see some really fine building? or--what shall it be?" "Well," said I, "as I am a stranger, I must let you choose for me.". In point of fact, I did not by any means want to be "amused " just then; and also I rather felt as if the old man, with his knowledge of past times, and even a kind of inverted sympathy for them caused by his active hatred of them, was as it were a blanket for me against the cold of this very new world, where I was, so to say, stripped bare of every habitual thought and way of acting; and I did not want to leave him too soon. He came to my rescue at once, and said: "Wait a bit, Dick; there is some one else to be consulted besides you and the guest here, and that is I. I am not going to lose the pleasure of his company just now, especially as I know he has something else to ask me. So go to your Welshmen, by all means; but first of all bring us another bottle of wine to this nook, and then be off as soon as you like; and come again and fetch our friend to go westward, but not too soon.". Dick nodded smilingly, and the old man and I were soon alone in the great hall, the afternoon sun gleaming on the red wine in our tall quaint-shaped glasses. Then said Hammond: "Does anything especially puzzle you about our way of living, now you have heard a good deal and seen a little of it?" Said I: "I think what puzzles me most is how it all came about." "It well may," said he, "so great as the change is. It would be difficult ...

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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. 1912 Excerpt: ...after-dinner dulness. What would you like to do? Shall we have out Greylocks and trot back to Hammersmith? or will you come with...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:70 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:May 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217732526

ISBN - 13:9780217732529

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