The Art of the Story-teller

D. Appleton, 1915 - 240 ページ

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199 ページ - Where the sea-snakes coil and twine, Dry their mail and bask in the brine; Where great whales come sailing by, Sail and sail, with unshut eye, Round the world for ever and aye?
108 ページ - Tell me where is fancy bred, Or in the heart or in the head? How begot, how nourished! Reply, reply. It is engendered in the eyes. With gazing fed ; and fancy dies In the cradle where it lies. Let us all ring fancy's knell : I'll begin it, — Ding, dong, bell.
xvii ページ - ... he cometh to you with words set in delightful proportion, either accompanied with, or prepared for the well enchanting Skill of Music, and with a tale (forsooth) he cometh unto you, with a tale which holdeth children from play, and old men from the Chimney corner...
xvii ページ - ... with a tale, forsooth, he cometh unto you, with a tale which holdeth children from play and old men from the chimney-corner; and, pretending no more, doth intend the winning of the mind from wickedness to virtue...
60 ページ - Ah, well! It means much the same thing," said the Duchess, digging her sharp little chin into Alice's shoulder as she added, "and the moral of that is — " Take care of the sense, and the sounds will take care of themselves.
93 ページ - Oh, how brave you are, Tom! I think you're like Samson. If there came a lion roaring at me, I think you'd fight him,— wouldn't you, Tom?" "How can a lion come roaring at you, you silly thing? There's no lions, only in the shows.
92 ページ - Hurt me? no," said Tom, putting up the hooks again, taking out a large pocket-knife, and slowly opening the largest blade, which he looked at meditatively as he rubbed his finger along it. Then he added: "I gave Spouncer a black eye, I know — that's what he got by wanting to leather me; I wasn't going to go halves because anybody leathered me.
246 ページ - It has my imperial favor; and if it does not come, all the court shall be trampled upon after the court has supped !
131 ページ - Of this thing, however, be certain : wouldst thou ' plant for Eternity, then plant into the deep infinite ' faculties of man, his Fantasy and Heart...
68 ページ - From that point he could have a goo.d look at the lady, who continued to stand on one leg without losing her balance. Late in the evening the other soldiers were put into their box, and the people of the house went to bed. Now was the time for the toys to play; they amused themselves with paying visits, fighting battles, and giving balls.