Memoirs of an Editor: Fifty Years of American Journalism

C. Scribner's Sons, 1924 - 458 Seiten
Autobiography of Edward Page Mitchell, an American editorial and short story writer for The Sun.

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Seite 112 - He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas ! how dreary would be the world if there were no SANTA CLAUS ! It would be as dreary as if there were no Virginias. There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence.
Seite 112 - VIRGINIA, your little friends are wrong, they have been affected by the scepticism of a sceptical age. They do not believe except they see. They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their little minds. All minds, VIRGINIA, whether they be men's or children's, are little. In this great universe of ours man is a mere insect, an ant, in his intellect...
Seite 271 - O thou that rollest above, round as the shield of my fathers! Whence are thy beams, O sun! thy everlasting light? Thou comest forth in thy awful beauty; and the stars hide themselves in the sky; the moon, cold and pale, sinks in the western wave; but thou thyself movest alone.
Seite 41 - But JACKSON, he was wide awake, And wasn't scared at trifles; 40 For well he knew what aim we take, With our Kentucky rifles; 5 8 Minor Knickerbockers So he led us down to Cypress swamp, The ground was low and mucky; There stood John Bull, in martial pomp, And here was Old Kentucky.
Seite 90 - The action of the Colonel of the Ninth New York Regiment, in asking for an official reception of his corps by the City of Boston, marks a new era in the history of effrontery. Such compliments are generally supposed to be tendered by the host, rather than asked for by the guest ; and when the would-be guest lets it be understood that ' it shall not cost the city a dollar,' the transition from the sublime to the ridiculous is at once reached.
Seite 145 - The town is mighty big, but then It isn't in it with its men, Is it?" says I. " And tell me, Cyrus, if you can, Who is its biggest, brainiest man?" " Dana ! " says Cy. "You bet!" says I. " He's big of heart and big of brain, And he's been good unto us twain " — Choked up, says I. "I love him, and I pray God give Him many, many years to live ! Eh, Cy?" says I. "Amen !
Seite 86 - Vanbrugh , and is a good example of his heavy though imposing style (*Lie heavy on him, Earth, for he Laid many a heavy load on thee"), with a Corinthian portico in the centre and two projecting wings.
Seite 276 - Laugh, and the world laughs with you; Weep, and you weep alone; For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth, But has trouble enough of its own.
Seite 347 - My compliments to Senator Morgan. I beg leave to inform that gentleman and others whom it may concern that I am not only alive but am capable of sending down, without notice, through Lake Managua and the Tipitapa River into the adjacent Lake Nicaragua a tidal wave of sufficient volume and malignity to overwhelm any canal that engineering skill can construct through this country, and to wipe out every dollar of the two or three hundred millions which the United States Government may be foolish enough...
Seite 81 - Man's position in the universe, this gradual elimination of strife is a fact of utterly unparalleled grandeur. Words cannot do justice to such a fact. It means that the wholesale destruction of life, which has heretofore characterized evolution ever since life began, and through which the higher forms of organic existence have been produced, must presently come to an end in the case of the chief of God's creatures.

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