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. 1898 Excerpt: ...exercised for good or ill. You 've your boot now on my hearth-rug, tread what was a tiger's skin: Rarely such a royal monster as I lodged ...
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. 1898 Excerpt: ...exercised for good or ill. You 've your boot now on my hearth-rug, tread what was a tiger's skin: Rarely such a royal monster as I lodged the bullet in! True, he murdered half a village, so his own death came to pass; Still, for size and beauty, cunning, courage--ah, the brute he was! Why, that Clive, --that youth, that greenhorn, that quill-driving clerk, in fine, --He sustained a siege in Arcot.... But the world knows! Pass the wine. 40 Where did I break off at? How bring Clive in? Oh, you mentioned " fear "! Just so: and, said I, that minds me of a story you shall hear. We were friends then, Clive and I: so, when the clouds, about the orb Late supreme, encroaching slowly, surely, threatened to absorb Ray by ray its noontide brilliance, --friendship might, with steadier eye Drawing near, bear what had burned else, now no blaze--all majesty. Too much bee's-wing floats my figure? Well, suppose a castle's new: None presume to climb its ramparts, none find foothold sure for shoe 'Twixt those squares and squares of granite plating the impervious pile As his scale-mail's warty iron cuirasses a crocodile. 50 Reels that castle thunder-smitten, storm-dismantled? From without Scrambling up by crack and crevice, every cockney prates about Towers--the heap he kicks now! turrets--just the measure of his cane! Will that do? Observe moreover--(same similitude again)--Such a castle seldom crumbles by sheer stress of cannonade: 'T is when foes are foiled and fighting's finished that vile rains invade, Grass o'ergrows, o'ergrows till night-birds congregating find no holes Fit to build in like the topmost sockets made for bannerpoles. So Clive crumbled slow in London--crashed at last. A week before, Dining with him, --after trying churchyard-chat of days of yore, --60 ...
Very Good. Size: 12mo 7"-7; This University Edition of Browning's complete works was published by Sully And Kleinteich of New York in 1899, and it consists of six volumes, complete. Sturdy, attractive set, bound in dark green cloth, with gilt top page ends, rough-cut fore-edges, frontispiece portraits to each volume, protected by intact tissue guards, and neither underlining, notes, nor highlighting. Gilt titles to spines, very minor amounts of shelf-and edge-wear, slight bumping to spine heads and feet. Volume I consists of Pauline, Paracelsus, Pippa Passes, etc. Volume II is comprised by Dramatic Lyrics, The Return of the Druses, etc. Volume III features The Ring and Book and other works. Volume IV contains Christmas-Eve and Easter-Day, Men and Women, etc. Volume V features Red Cotton Night-Cap Country, Aristophanes' Apology, and other works. The final, sixth volume contains The Agamemnon of Aeschylus, La Saisiaz, and a number of other lesser works. The set is heavy and oversized, quite handsomely produced, and looks great on the shelf. Volume VI has about four pages mid-way with slight, short closed tear to fore-edge. Volume II shows slight crimping to upper corner, barely noticeable.
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