He knew my father years ago
, and he sent me a polite note this afternoon, saying he hoped I would allow him to express his friendly feeling toward my children by sending them a few trifles in honor of the day.
This story has to do with the hidden city, and tells of the ancient civilization of those who lived in the Copan valley thousands of years ago
Twelve years ago
I could not have appreciated this picture.
But under this immediate personal trial Nancy was so firmly unmurmuring, that years ago
she had suddenly renounced the habit of visiting this drawer, lest she should in this way be cherishing a longing for what was not given.
I remember the delight with which some six months ago
I picked up the first "Dolittle" book in the Hampshire bookshop at Smith College in Northampton.
Yet, if God wills that it continue until all the wealth piled by the bondsman's two hundred and fifty years of unrequited toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn by the lash shall be paid by another drawn with the sword, as was said three thousand years ago
, so still it must be said, "The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.
After all, they were less human and more remote than our cannibal ancestors of three or four thousand years ago
And through the charred and desolated area--perhaps twenty square miles altogether--that encircled the Martian encamp- ment on Horsell Common, through charred and ruined villages among the green trees, through the blackened and smoking arcades that had been but a day ago
pine spinneys, crawled the devoted scouts with the heliographs that were presently to warn the gunners of the Martian approach.
I do think it is the hardest thing in the world, that your estate should be entailed away from your own children; and I am sure, if I had been you, I should have tried long ago
to do something or other about it.
Heidegger, with a sigh, "this same withered and crumbling flower, blossomed five and fifty years ago
Martin, who died just fifty years ago
on the very anniversary of Trafalgar.
Whereupon I related to him in detail the incident of two days ago