The taste for books was an early one. As a child he was sometimes found at midnight by a page still reading. They took his taper away, and he bred glow-worms to serve his purpose. They took the glow-worms away and he almost burnt the house down with a tinder.
I read the book of Job last night, I don't think God comes out well in it.
Each has his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by his heart, and his friends can only read the title.
Moreover, a book is not made of sentences laid end to end, but of sentences built, if an image helps, into arcades or domes.
Each had his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by heart and his friends could only read the title, James Spalding, or Charles Budgeon, and the passengers going the opposite way could read nothing at all -- save ''a man with a red moustache,'' ''a young man in gray smoking a pipe.''
This is an important book, the critic assumes, because it deals with war. This is an insignificant book because it deals with the feelings of women in a drawing-room.
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