The Days Of His Vanity; A Passage In The Life Of A Young Man by Sydney Grundy

The Days Of His Vanity; A Passage In The Life Of A Young Man

bySydney Grundy

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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. 1876. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II. MRS. CLARKE. "Better is it that thou shouldest not vow, than that thou shouldest vow and not pay."--Ecciesiastes. The familiar step is heard again upon the staircase; the familiar knock is rapped against the door; and the familiar voice is in the room, exclaiming, "Well, old fellow, how are we this morning?" It is the doctor. Quite the old George Drummond--bright and genial. The grief of death is nothing to the grief--4 of life. The misery of death we can surmount; hut the misery of life is insurmountable. The surgeon had sustained what every one would call the greater grief; and yet he was the happier of the two. For his disaster was a definite, unalterable fact; whilst Ernest's was a horrible uncertainty and vague suspense. The difference in their dispositions must, of course, be also taken into the account. George Drummond's was essentially a cheerful' disposition--which no opinions, however gloomy--no knowledge, however sad--no grief, however great--could altogether conquer. In those fits of melancholy which sometimes oppress us all--for every one of us has some great sorrow somewhere in the past, which now and then comes surging up into the present--he almost loathed himself for ever being happy. This blessed recuperative energy of nature, which will not permit us to be always miserable, is itself a dreadful thing to contemplate. One of sorrow's subtlest sorrows is the knowledge that it will not last; and that the day will come when we shall once again be happy, without the dead. "I'm just about as usual." "Briefless," said the surgeon: "but not pipeless, or my nose deceives me." "No, thank goodness," exclaimed Ernest. "Life wouldn't be worth living, if it wasn't for tobacco." "In the downs, eh 1" said the surgeon. "What's the matter V "N...

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Title:The Days Of His Vanity; A Passage In The Life Of A Young ManFormat:PaperbackDimensions:36 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217754007

ISBN - 13:9780217754002

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