An entire class of susceptibilities, and a gift
connected with them -- of no great richness or value, but the best I had -- was gone from me.
Don't whale it too much a' Lord's days, men; but don't miss a fair chance either, that's rejecting Heaven's good gifts
It is, I am convinced, an art apart, an art like any other,--needing first the natural gift
, then the long patient training, and finally the courageous practice.
IN PARTICULAR This Work Is Dedicated By A Humble Native Of Flatland In the Hope that Even as he was Initiated into the Mysteries OF THREE DIMENSIONS Having been previously conversant With ONLY TWO So the Citizens of that Celestial Region May aspire yet higher and higher To the Secrets of FOUR FIVE or EVEN SIX Dimensions Thereby contributing To the Enlargement of THE IMAGINATION And the possible Development Of that most and excellent GIFT
of MODESTY Among the Superior Races Of SOLID HUMANITY
But Thistledown was too sad for that, and when he told them all his story they no longer urged, but sought to comfort him; and one whom they called little Sparkle (for her crown and robe shone with the brightest diamonds), said: "You will have to work for us, ere you can win a gift
to show the Brownies; do you see those golden bells that make such music, as we wave them to and fro?
Of course she would help me, but in that case every one in the house would become aware of my gift
, and the gift
itself would assume the guise of a recompense--of payment for Pokrovski's labours on my behalf during the past year; whereas, I wished to present the gift
ALONE, and without the knowledge of anyone.
observed the elder from Harvard, "hath she not likewise a gift
to declare her sentiments?
She attended him to the end of his life, and he died pressing her last gift
(nineteen prizes) to his heart.
To take what had been the gift
of another person, of a brother too, impossible
I can - Its fount is holier - more divine - I would not call thee fool, old man, But such is not a gift
Then the twelfth of the friendly fairies, who had not yet given her gift
, came forward, and said that the evil wish must be fulfilled, but that she could soften its mischief; so her gift
was, that the king's daughter, when the spindle wounded her, should not really die, but should only fall asleep for a hundred years.
The reason of these discords I conceive to be that there is no commensurability between a man and any gift