The Whole Truth: A Novel

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Cassell, Limited, 1887 - English fiction - 305 pages

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Page 75 - But it is not the lie that passeth through the mind, but the lie that sinketh in, and settleth in it, that doth the hurt, such as we spake of before.
Page 1 - Keep this book Clean. Do not turn down the leaves. If the book is injured, or if this slip is torn or defaced, a fine will be required.
Page 232 - The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves — say rather, loved in spite of ourselves; this conviction the blind have.
Page 96 - And stunn'd me from my power to think And all my knowledge of myself; And made me that delirious man Whose fancy fuses old and new, And flashes into false and true, And mingles all without a plan?
Page 224 - ... feels himself, like them, lost between "greatness" and the chill of mere bodily "weight" and utter faithlessness at the bottom of the universe. Thus he is troubled with "bad dreams": GUIL. Which dreams, indeed, are ambition, for the very substance of the ambitious is but the shadow of a dream. HAM. A dream itself is but a shadow. ROS. Truly, and I hold ambition of so airy and light a quality that it is but a shadow's shadow. HAM. Then are our beggars bodies, and our monarchs and outstretched...
Page 20 - They are undertaking this for a period of six months. At the end of this time...
Page 133 - conclusion of the whole matter" may be summed up in the words of the wise man.
Page 293 - ... are worth little more than the paper upon which they are written...
Page 167 - ... world, if not as the best of all possible worlds, at least as a very tolerable abiding-place, and as making satisfactory progress toward perfection. It was a change from Kooystra's fitful alternations of irresponsible high spirits andjnoods of callow cynicism, from Forbes...

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