Form the circle round the fire--when winter crimps and freezes--or round the open bow-window, now that summer roasts and broils, and get her whose voice is like a silver bell to read it up, right on from beginning to end, only skipping a few lists of names now and then, and we pledge our credit on the prediction, that you will be delighted as on a summer ramble, now in sunlight and now in moonlight, over hill and dale, adorned with towers, turrets, pinnacles of halls and churches, and the low roofs,--blue or brown, slated or strawed.-- "Of huts where poor men lie!"
BILLARDIERA LONGIFLORA.--Blue Apple Berry.
CHAPTER X. Toser.--The Bey's Palace.--Blue Doves.--The town described.--Industry of the People.--Sheikh Tahid imprisoned and punished.--Leghorn.--The Boo-habeeba.--A Domestic Picture.--The Bey's Diversions.--The Bastinado.-- Concealed Treasure.--Nefta.--The Two Saints.--Departure of Santa Maria.-- Snake-charmers.--Wedyen.--Deer Stalking.--Splendid view of the Sahara.-- Revolting Acts.--Qhortabah.--Ghafsa.--Byrlafee.--Mortality among the Camels--Aqueduct.--Remains of Udina.--Arrival at Tunis.--The Boab's Wives.--Curiosities.--Tribute Collected.--Author takes leave of the Governor of Mogador, and embarks for England.--Rough Weather.--Arrival in London.
The Vanderblue memorial collection of Smithiana; an essay by Charles J. Bullock & Wilma Massey, and a catalogue of the collection presented to the Harvard Business School by Homer B. Vanderblue.
By Max Brand 1919 To ROBERT HOBART DAVIS Maker of Books and Men CONTENTS CHAPTER I.------"LA-A-A-DIES AN' GEN'L'MUN" II.-----SPORTING CHANCE III.----SOCIAL SUICIDE IV.-----A SESSION OF CHAT V.------ANTHONY IS LEFT IN THE DARK VI.-----JOHN BARD VII.----BLUEBEARD'S ROOM VIII.---MARTY WILKES IX.-----"THIS PLACE FOR REST" X.------A BIT OF STALKING XI.-----THE QUEST BEGINS XII.----THE FIRST DAY XIII.---A TOUCH OF CRIMSON XIV.----LEMONADE XV.-----THE DARKNESS IN ELDARA XVI.----BLUFF XVII.---BUTCH RETURNS XVIII.--FOOLISH HABITS XIX.----THE CANDLE XX.-----JOAN XXI.----THE SWIMMING OF THE SAVERACK XXII.---DREW SMILES XXIII.--THE COMEDY SETTING XXIV.---"SAM'L HALL" XXV.----HAIR LIKE THE SUNSHINE XXVI.---"THE CRITIQUE OF PURE REASON" XXVII.--THE STAGE XXVIII.-SALLY BREAKS A MIRROR XXIX.---THE SHOW XXX.----THE LAMP XXXI.---NASH STARTS THE FINISH XXXII.--TO "APPREHEND" A MAN XXXIII.-NOTHING NEW XXXIV.--CRITICISM XXXV.---ABANDON XXXVI.--JERRY WOOD XXXVII.-"TODO ES PERDO" XXXVIII.-BACON XXXIX.--LEGAL MURDER XL.-----PARTNERS XLI.----SALLY WEEPS The characters, places, incidents and situations in this book are imaginary and have no relation to any person, place or actual happening.
Ablue corpus et cape regis animum, et in eam fortunam qua dignus es continentiam istam profer.
Utile imprimis noctu faciem illinire sanguine leporino, et mane aqua fragrorum vel aqua floribus verbasci cum succo limonum distillato abluere.
Tunc Saraceni pessimi ad praeceptum Kadi ignem in duplo magis quam prius accenderunt, et fratrem Iacobum nudantes, corpus suum abluerunt, et oleo abundantissime vnxerunt, insuper et oleum maximum in struem lignorum ex quibus ignis fieret, fuderunt, et igne accenso fratrem in ipsum proiecerunt.
Distinguished foreigners swelled the circle of her admirers,--Bluecher, Humboldt, Schlegel, Canova, Wellington, even the Emperor of Russia.
Aunt Helen, grannie, Frank Hawden, myself, and a number of other ladies and gentlemen, were going to have ten days or a fortnight in tents among the blue hills in the distance, which held many treasures in the shape of lyrebirds, musk, ferns, and such scenery as would make the thing perfection.
The same man who, when you canvass him at an English borough election, says, 'Why, sir, I voted Red all my life, and I never got anything by it: this time I intend to vote Blue,'--addresses you in Canada with 'I have been all along one of the steadiest supporters of the British Government, but really, if claims such as mine are not more thought of, I shall begin to consider whether other institutions are not preferable to ours.'
Then the sailor boys wanted a letter all to themselves, saying they could not fully understand the men's bluebacks.
Lizzy flung down the book, and went to her closet for another; but it was as good (or as bad) as Bluebeard's closet, for there hung the pretty crimson merino, with delicate lace at the throat and round the short sleeves, in which Miss Lizzy Griswold once intended to electrify Mr. John Boynton this very evening.
Mr. Sinnett, doorkeeper in the house of Blavatsky, who, as a precaution against the vision of Bluebeards that the word Oriental is apt to conjure up in Western minds, is always dressed in the latest mode, and, so to say, offers his cigar-case along with some horrid mystery--it was to his prospectus of the new gospel, his really delightful pages, that Narcissus first applied.
Among further plants of ill omen may be mentioned the bluebell (Campanula rotundifolia), which in certain parts of Scotland was called "The aul' man's bell," and was regarded with a sort of dread, and commonly left unpulled.
Just beyond, the Dingles wind irregularly up from the foot-path below to the crest of Welcombe hill, through straggling clumps and briery hollows, sweet with nodding bluebells, ash, and hawthorn.
No matter whether we look at a waving mass of sparkling windflowers in a vineyard or cornfield by the Mediterranean, or walk knee deep among the silvery stars of A. nemorosa in an English wood--"silvery stars in a sea of bluebells"--they are alike satisfying.
She gave us blueberries with cream of cream.
Do you see that sheep over there by the blueberry bushes--the one with the very pointed ears?"
Rollo then told the boys all about his finding a little bird, in its nest floating in the brook, and about their naming him Mosette; as is described in the story called "BLUEBERRYING;" and Jim said, if he had found him, he would have put him on a fence, for a mark to fire stones at. "
But for the most part his broad black face was turned up to the blue brilliance above him in unblinking contemplation; his keen eyes, brilliant despite their sun-muddied whites, reveled in the heights above him, swinging from horizon to horizon in the wake of an orderly file of little bluebill ducks, winging their way across the river, or brightening with interest at the rarer sight of a pair of mallards or redheads, lifting with the soaring circles of the great bald-headed eagle, or following the scattered squadron of heron--white heron, blue heron, young and old, trailing, sunlit, brilliant patches, clear even against the bright white and blue of the sky above them.
The blackbirds jangle in the oak, the robin is perched upon the elm, the song-sparrow on the hazel, and the bluebird on the apple-tree.
The chewinks, the blackbirds (a grackle just now flies over, and a fish-hawk, also), with the bluebirds and the pine warblers, are in the pinery.
Messrs. Puffington and Co. beg to announce the immediate issue of Charity Blueblood, by Faith Redfern.
The window, whose curtains he had forgotten to draw, was blue,--blue sky above and the blue of the sea in its lower panes.
Saxon Blue.--Boil the article in alum, and then dip in a strong solution of chemical blue.
Next to mathematics and the exact sciences, I suppose, Bluebooks and leading articles are taken as representing truth in the most absolute and impersonal manner.
It would seem to him that The Wasp flew about the skies with the world in his mouth, as he carries a bluebottle fly; and that would be the astronomy of his tribe henceforth.
Or his account of the huge spiders that prey on bluebottles and gilded flies in green pathless forests; or of the great Pacific Ocean, that the natives look upon as the gulf that parts time from eternity, and that is to waft them to the spirits of their fathers?
With bonny bluecap there they act all night For Scotch half-crown, in English three-pence hight.
Well, he is there too, and one Mordake, and a thousand bluecaps more.
January ended with a knock for the Germans off the Dogger Bank, when the Bluecher was sunk by our Battle-Cruiser Squadron: They say the Lion and the Tiger sweep Where once the Huns shelled babies from the deep, And Bluecher, that great cruiser--12-inch guns Roar o'er his head, but cannot break his sleep.
John Bluecloud, Brown Earth, Dak.
Bluecoat Giliak Indian tribe Christ's Hospital.
Terrible Ship Island, occupied by the boys in gray and fortified, anathematized for its horrid isolation and torrid sands, had at length been evacuated, and on New Year's Day twenty-four of the enemy's ships were there disembarking bluecoats on its gleaming white dunes.
The things looked the same to me as the rest on the line; they looked rinsed enough and blued too.
MEYNELL, LAURENCE W. Odds on Bluefeather.
But of this our hero said nothing to any one, nor did he tell any one what he suspected, for, though he was so young in years, he possessed a continent disposition inherited from his father (who had been one of ten children born to a poor but worthy Presbyterian minister of Bluefield, Connecticut), so it was that not even to his good friend Mr. Greenfield did Barnaby say a word as to what had happened to him, going about his business the next day as though nothing of moment had occurred.
"Guess we won't bother 'em much, but you might go for a bluefish.
Buzzing round the blueflies hear, About the jujubes flocking!
I didn't like to mention it when I wrote you last, but things were very queer after we left Denver, and "Treasury" was a mockery till we got to Bluefoot Springs, which is a mining town, where we showed in the hotel dining-room.
Once I was dragged through a horse-pond, only for peeping into a closet that had glass doors to it, while my Lady Bluegarters was undressing,--just for curiosity!
The metallic beat followed him a short distance up Tinker Street, a sort of urban bluegrass.
To the left is the diamond of Lake Merced in its setting of bluegreen eucalyptus and its surrounding waves of sand, ribboned with roads extending to the ocean beach.
Bluegum Frakes had told Wince; Jerry Dillihay had told Bluegum; but any further meanderings of the message, when it started, or what its details might be, Nan could not state.
The colored map of Illinois, as given in a nice, new book, called, "Illinois as it is," looks like a beautiful piece of silk, brocaded in green (prairies) on a brownish ground (woodland tracts),--the surface showing a nearly equal proportion of the two; while the swampy lands, designated by dark blue,--in allusion, probably, to the occasional state of mind of those who live near them,--take up a scarce appreciable part of the space.