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Feet of Clay (Paperback) Loot Price: R367
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Feet of Clay (Paperback): Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
Feet of Clay (Paperback): Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr

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Feet of Clay (Paperback)

Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr

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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. 1889. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII. LOVE AND DEATH. "After the burden and heat of the day The starry calm of night, --After the rough and toilsome way, A sleep in the robe of white. Are they dreaming, the sleepers pale and still, For their faces are rapt and calm, As though they were treading the holy hill, And hearing the angels' psalm? The things that were hid from waking eyes Shine clear to the veiled sight; In the last deep sleep the pilgrims rise To walk on the shores of light." APPINESS, like truth, has a variety of found the quiet, monotonous existence which satisfied George Pennington for the next six weeks intolerable. But its compensations were sufficient for him. He was delighted with himself. He looked upon his nearly finished volume with admiration. Matt Kellish, by which name only he knew his father, stimulated him both by admiration and dissent. Many young men would have "The poems are wonderful," he would say, "but after all, Captain, of what use are they?" "A work of genius exists for its own sake, Mr. Kellish. It is not intended for use. Compare that beech with the plum-tree beside it. The beauty of the beech is its warrant; the crippled, stunted plum-tree would have no place in the garden but for its purple drupes." Nor was the production of a work of genius George's only warrant for the satisfaction which made his life very tolerable during this time. He was regaining the popularity he had lost. Whatever his wrong to Bella Clucas had been, it was a past wrong. Bella had recovered her health and beauty, and did not seem unhappy, and the young man's devotion to his sick mother was a daily and evident act of self-denying love, an act that appealed to the women of every household. And it is the women, after all, that regulate the social standing of men. Those wh...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 66
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-28767-0
Barcode: 9781151287670
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-151-28767-9

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