Tom Brown's School Days

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American Book Exchange, 1881 - 233 Seiten
 

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Seite 196 - And they went every one straight forward : whither the spirit was to go, they went ; and they turned not when they went.
Seite 136 - I HELD it truth, with him who sings To one clear harp in divers tones, That men may rise on stepping-stones Of their dead selves to higher things.
Seite 196 - And when they went, I heard the noise of their wings, like the noise of great waters, as the voice of the Almighty, the voice of speech, as the noise of an host: when they stood, they let down their wings.
Seite 105 - They are slaves who fear to speak For the fallen and the weak; They are slaves who will not choose Hatred, scoffing, and abuse, Rather than in silence shrink From the truth they needs must think; They are slaves who dare not be In the right with two or three.
Seite 145 - And the great Maker did not scorn Out of himself to fashion me ; He sunned me with his ripening looks, And Heaven's rich instincts in me grew, As effortless as woodland nooks Send violets up and paint them blue.
Seite 218 - Isn't it? But it's more than a game. It's an institution," said Tom. " Yes," said Arthur, " the birthright of British boys, old and young, as habeas corpus and trial by jury are of British men." " The discipline and reliance on one another which it teaches is so valuable I think," went on the master, " it ought to be such an unselfish game.
Seite 73 - ... motion. Then the two sides close, and you can see nothing for minutes but a swaying crowd of boys, at one point violently agitated. That is where the ball is, and there are the keen players to be met, and the glory and the hard knocks to be got ; you hear the dull thud thud of the ball, and the shouts of " Off your side," " Down with him," " Put him over,"
Seite 95 - The true sort of captain, too, for a boy's army — one who had no misgivings and gave no uncertain word of command, and, let who would yield or make truce, would fight the fight out (so every boy felt) to the last gasp and the last drop of blood. Other sides of his character might take hold of and influence boys here and there, but it was this thoroughness and undaunted courage which, more than anything else, won his way to the hearts of the great mass of those on whom he left his mark, and made...
Seite 76 - Here he comes, sauntering along with a straw in his mouth, the queerest, coolest fish in Rugby: if he were tumbled into the moon this minute, he would just pick himself up without taking his hands out of his pockets or turning a hair.
Seite 144 - He was ashamed to go on kneeling, ashamed to rise from his knees. At last, as it were from his inmost heart, a still small voice seemed to breathe forth the words of the publican, " God be merciful to me a sinner...

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