Little Classics: Tragedy

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Rossiter Johnson
Houghton, Mifflin, 1874
 

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Seite 7 - What song the syrens sang, or what name Achilles assumed when he hid himself among women, though puzzling questions, are not beyond all conjecture.
Seite 10 - ... or trepidation — all afford, to his apparently intuitive perception, indications of the true state of affairs. The first two or three rounds having been played, he is in full possession of the contents of each hand, and thenceforward puts down his cards with as absolute a precision of purpose as if the rest of the party had turned outward the faces of their own. The analytical power should not be confounded with simple ingenuity; for while the analyst is necessarily ingenious, the ingenious...
Seite 13 - It was a freak of fancy in my friend (for what else shall I call it ?) to be enamored of the night for her own sake ; and into this bizarrerie, as into all his others, I quietly fell ; giving myself up to his wild whims with a perfect abandon.
Seite 7 - As the strong man exults in his physical ability, delighting in such exercises as call his muscles into action, so glories the analyst in that moral activity which disentangles. He derives pleasure from even the most trivial occupations bringing his talent into play. He is fond of enigmas, of conundrums, of hieroglyphics; exhibiting in his solutions of each a degree of acumen which appears to the ordinary apprehension praeternatural. His results, brought about by the very soul and essence of method,...
Seite 200 - Before us lay an avenue, straight as an arrow, six hundred yards, perhaps, in length; and the umbrageous trees, which rose in a regular line from either side, meeting high overhead, gave to it the character of a cathedral aisle.
Seite 177 - s making inquiry who was the person they had been burying, one of them, with an accent more mournful than is common to their profession, answered, "Then you knew not Mademoiselle, sir! — you never beheld a lovelier.
Seite 20 - ... After a thorough investigation of every portion of the house, without farther discovery, the party made its way into a small paved yard in the rear of • the building, where lay the corpse of the old lady, with her throat so entirely cut that, upon an attempt to raise her, the head fell off. The body, as well as the head, was fearfully mutilated — the former so much so as scarcely to retain any semblance of humanity. "To this horrible mystery there is not as yet, we believe, the slightest...
Seite 14 - ... street, in the vicinity of the Palais Royal. Being both, apparently, occupied with thought, neither of us had spoken a syllable for fifteen minutes at least. All at once Dupin broke forth with these words: "He is a very little fellow, that's true, and would do better for the Theatre des Varietes." "There can be no doubt of that...
Seite 169 - She was interrupted by the arrival of their landlord. — He took her hand with an air of kindness: — She drew it away from him in j silence: threw down her eyes to the ground, and left the room. — " I have been thanking God," said the good La Roche, "for my recovery." "That is right," replied his landlord — " I would not wish,
Seite 130 - Orologio of St. Mark to this day attest. But it was upon the great state-bell that the founder lavished his more daring skill. In vain did some of the less elated magistrates here caution him; saying that though truly the tower was Titanic, yet limit should be set to the dependent weight of its swaying masses.

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