Shell Gatherers

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byKatharine Burrill

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...di Spagna--the lilies of Florence. To travel and to see all there is to see is not to say we do not love our own dear land, though certes! it hath an unpleasant climate; but the other lands beyond the silver streak are full of beauty, and why not see them and love them also? If those who have been east of Suez hear the East calling to them, those who have been in Italy hear her bells for ever ringing in their ears, hear her soft, low-toned voice for ever saying, "Come back". Alas! we throw pennies into the Fountain of Trevi, and yet we are still in the British Isles, say as we cross the frontier "a rivederla" and we are still this side of Modane. Yes, Foker had the root of the matter in him; he was not downy for nothing, and it was good talk when he said: " Parlyvoo's the ticket. It'ly and that sort of thing "! MRS. NICKLEBY AND BETSEY TROTWOOD TN the admirable study of Charles Dickens written by the late George Gissing, the author, amid a wealth of pleasant criticism and delightful appreciation, has something particularly delightful to say of Mrs. Nickleby. With commendable kindness he does not altogether condemn her--her foolish garrulity and helpless futility are more her misfortune than her fault: " unhappily the poor woman has been born with the intellectual equipment of a Somerset ewe "--could there be a happier or more accurate description of Mrs. Nickleby's mental powers? Still, it seems a little hard on the sheep, for even a Somerset ewe has its good points; it can be eaten as excellent mutton (this advantage would hardly appeal to the sheep itself!), above all it possesses the admirable merit of being dumb--a poor dumb animal we say in our unthinking ignorance, totally forgetting the golden quality of silence. Of this quality...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...di Spagna--the lilies of Florence. To travel and to see all there is to see is not to say we do not love our ow...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217551890

ISBN - 13:9780217551892

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