Nothing Else Matters; A Novel

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byWilliam Samuel Johnson

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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.1914 Excerpt: ... VI LES APACHES "J/'OICI de bans lacets depuis un sou le pair!" But the voice proclaiming the impeccable shoe-laces was not the funereal bass monotone of the old blind man that stands (in all weathers, poor fellow) at the gates of the Garden, Eden-gates that he never enters. For it was a cheerful tenor, the voice, and flagrantly American, the accent. It belonged to Cyril Harley. Three months had passed since the Childe and I pulled him from under the charette and left him, an involuntary Silenus, to the slumber of ebriety. When he was sober (to save misunderstanding I note that he was always sober), we found in him all the virtues, and more, that the Infant had foretold. A clever architect and a mighty dreamer, he stirred us by the minglings of his craft and his visions, by the subtleties he read into the grey fa9ades of Paris, by the spiritualities he promised to build into the living church. We could not always follow him, to be sure; for he used a verbal algebra that sometimes defied solution. Roland's quip, "the lad of the stimulating equations," is finely descriptive. He had that highest art of friendship, the art of seeing only the high-lights of human nature and of making those lights intenser. Dignity grew in his presence. "I always meet him feeling Childe and leave him feeling Roland," said the merry owner of that name. Despite this gift, perhaps because of this gift, Cyril's Parisian friends were few. His art, his reading and his economies (he was forced to extreme frugality) deprived him of all comradeship save that of Boheme--and that he shrank from. "A Bohemian mind in a Puritan body; that's me," said Cyril, and remained solitary. Our coming changed all that. We Little Ones found in him a minikin humour, a whimsic bias, that stamped him Ours. Al...

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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.1914 Excerpt: ... VI LES APACHES "J/'OICI de bans lacets depuis un sou le pair!" But the voice proclaiming the impeccable shoe-laces was not the f...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:46 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217243088

ISBN - 13:9780217243087

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