The Balance: A Novel of Today

Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1922 - 351 頁
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第 54 頁 - Dreams, books, are each a world ; and books, we know, Are a substantial world, both pure and good : Round these, with tendrils strong as flesh and blood, Our pastime and our happiness will grow.
第 110 頁 - GATHER ye rosebuds while ye may, Old Time is still a-flying; And this same flower that smiles to-day, To-morrow will be dying. The glorious lamp of heaven, the sun, The higher he's a-getting, The sooner will his race be run, And nearer he's to setting. That age is best which is the first, When youth and blood are warmer; But being spent, the worse and worst Times still succeed the former. Then be not coy, but use your time...
第 45 頁 - Brief brawling Day, with its noisy phantasms, its poor paper-crowns tinselgilt, is gone ; and divine everlasting Night with her star-diadems, with her silences and her veracities, is come ! What hast thou done, and how? Happiness, unhappiness : all that was but the wages thou hadst ; thou hast spent all that, in sustaining thyself hitherward * not a coin of it remains with thee, it is all spent, eaten : and now thy work, where is thy work ? Swift, out with it, let us see thy work...
第 108 頁 - America; to maintain law and order; to foster and perpetuate a one hundred per cent Americanism; to preserve the memories and incidents of our association in the Great War; to inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state and nation; to combat the autocracy of both the classes and the masses; to make right the master of might; to promote peace and good will on earth; to safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom and democracy; to consecrate and sanctify...
第 44 頁 - Wide o'er the clasping arch of day Soars like a cloud their hoary chief. See the proud tulip's flaunting cup, That flames in glory for an hour, — Behold it withering, — then look up, — How meek the forest monarch's flower! When wake the violets, Winter dies ; When sprout the elm-buds, Spring is near; When lilacs blossom, Summer cries, "Bud, little roses! Spring is here!
第 103 頁 - Nathan Hale, my only regret is that I have but one life to give to my country.
第 122 頁 - In the rehabilitation of a disabled man there are three needs — medical treatment, vocational training and financial support. The Government has recognized the three needs but overlooks the fact that they are the simultaneous needs of one man, and not of three different men or of one man at three different times. It makes three problems out of what really is one three-part problem.
第 105 頁 - first of all, I want to tell you how sorry I am that I am to be a disappointment to you, just as I have been to my father.
第 53 頁 - ... affected me in the same way that long and dirty finger nails would if they had suddenly been drawn down my naked back. I couldn't just tell the reason why. It was, of course, because I was an American, but hadn't as yet appreciated the shining fact. One isn't born to Americanism; one achieves it. It is a thing of the mind, the result of thought and experience. You grow up to it. That Sunday von Boehn was coming to dinner with the Arnaulds. It was November, and outside the day was gray and hinted...
第 348 頁 - I know, and it has taken me a long time to get used to it, but as I said - I live Plex, and seem to have done so all along.