The poet at the breakfast-table. Author's ed, Zväzok 2

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Strana 233 - And the house, when it was in building, was built of stone made ready before it was brought thither : so that there was neither hammer nor axe nor any tool of iron heard in the house, while it was in building.
Strana 225 - And, lo, thou art unto them as a very lovely song of one that hath a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument: for they hear thy words, but they do them not.
Strana 135 - It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.
Strana 67 - Did he kill the owl ? — said the Master, laughing. (I suppose you, the reader, know the owl story.) — It was Number Two that lent me one of his covers. Poor wretch ! He was one of three, and had lost his two brothers. From him that hath not shall be taken even that which he hath.
Strana 226 - We are all tattooed in our cradles with the beliefs of our tribe ; the record may seem superficial, but it is indelible. You cannot educate a man wholly out of the superstitious fears which were early implanted in his imagination ; no matter how utterly his reason may reject them, he will still feel as the famous woman did about ghosts, Je n'y crois pas, mais je les crains, — " I don't believe in them, but I am afraid of them, nevertheless.
Strana 136 - ... he that is growing great and happy by electrifying a bottle, wonders how the world can be engaged by trifling prattle about war or peace.
Strana 222 - The sage council, as has been mentioned in a preceding chapter, not being able to determine upon any plan for the building of their city, — the cows, in a laudable fit of patriotism, took it under their peculiar charge, and as they went to and from pasture, established paths through the bushes, on each side of which the good folks built their houses ; which is one cause of the rambling and picturesque turns and labyrinths, which distinguish certain streets of New York at this very day.
Strana 65 - He was once a man; and of some little name; but of no worth, as his present unparalleled case makes but too manifest ; for by the immediate hand of an avenging GOD, his very thinking substance has, for more than seven years, been continually wasting away, till it is wholly perished out of him, if it be not utterly come to nothing. None, no, not the least remembrance of its very ruins, remains, not the shadow of an idea is left, nor any sense that so much as one single one, perfect or imperfect, whole...
Strana 135 - There are men yet more profound, who have heard that two colourless liquors may produce a colour by union, and that two cold bodies will grow hot if they are mingled ; they mingle them, and produce the effect expected, say it is strange, and mingle them again.
Strana 195 - ... the which smell when the evil spirit had smelled he fled into the uttermost parts of Egypt.

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