the City and the Sea,

Paperback | January 12, 2012

byHenry Wadsworth Longfellow

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1881. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... TF ever song of poet or of saint Had office doubly blest; If ever proverb weighty* witty, quaint, Or humor's happy jest, Were for our help and cheer divinely meant, It is for those distrest; -- Whom Heaven hath first the gift of suffering sent, Inherit all the best. Charlotte F1ske Bates. [Part of this story has been printed before in a Fair book, and is repeated here in order to add the Conclusion inquired for by friendly readers.] T WAS long the " Illustrious Lazy" of my class. I have been so hard driven since I resolved to make up for past idle years, and win a more honorable title, that I am wasted to a shadow, and fears are entertained that I shall wholly vanish into thin air. My physician talks of nervous prostration, and sends me to Ratborough, as the place of all others the most favorable for entire intellectual repose. I am living with my old aunt, Tabitha Flint, who was wont to rock and trot me, and wash my face in my helpless infancy, and can hardly believe I have outgrown such endearing assiduities in the twenty-two years that have intervened. There is another personage in the household who probably thinks that in the exuberant kindness of my aunt I have a full average of civility without the least interest on her part. But as I have not even a book allowed me to take up my thoughts, my curiosity fixes itself strangely on this silent, sulky, meditative little person, who takes about as much notice of me as of the figure of Father Time over the clock. What can such a body have to think about the livelong day, that is so absorbing that all one's bright thoughts and one's most whimsical sallies pass without notice? Should I see her once move a muscle of her very plain, doggedly inexpressive, provokingly composed phiz, I should jump up and cry "Bo!" with...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1881. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... TF ever song of poet or of saint Had office doubly blest; If ever proverb weighty* witty, quaint, Or humor's happy jest, Were for our...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:January 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217659225

ISBN - 13:9780217659222

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