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Seite 335 - Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?
Seite 330 - Let both grow together until the harvest; and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to bum them: but gather the wheat into my barn.
Seite 239 - ... at night and the quick rush at dawn — The banjo at twilight, the burial ere morn — The stench of the marshes — the raw, piercing smell When the overhand stabbing-cut silenced the yell — The oaths of his Irish that surged when they stood Where the black crosses hung o'er the Kuttamow flood. As a derelict ship drifts away with the tide The Captain went out on the Past from his Bride, Back, back, through the springs to the chill of the year, When he hunted the Boh from Maloon to Tsaleer....
Seite 331 - ... we'll live! We'll breathe free air and we'll bivouac under the starry sky; We'll march with men and we'll fight with men, and we'll see men laugh and die; We'll know such joy as we never dreamed; we'll fathom the deeps of pain: But the hardest bit of it all will be — when we come back home again. For some of us smirk in a chiffon shop, and some of us teach in a school; Some of us help with the seat of our pants to polish an office stool; The merits of somebody's soap or jam some of us seek...
Seite 98 - Why?" can only be satisfactorily answered by the realisation of the bigness of the issue; by the knowledge that individual effort is imperative if collective success is to be obtained ; by the absolute conviction that no man
Seite 106 - And so, on the afternoon of the 2ist, we gained a small local success. We advanced our line on a front of six hundred yards over an average depth of a quarter of a mile, etc., etc.
Seite 117 - Tomkins at length, after a period of profound thought, " 'ave a trip-wire, wot would ring a gong." "That's it — that's it! Ton my word, you're a doocid clever fellow, Thomson, doocid clever fellow — what?" Percy became enthusiastic. "Ring the gong where the fellah is who lets down the door. He lets down the door, and we bag the Hun. Dam good idea!" "I don't believe in no gongs," remarked the musical one scornfully.
Seite 17 - It was a Sunday morning, and Folkestone looked just the same as it always did look. Down by the Pavilion Hotel the usual crowd of Knuts in very tight trousers and very yellow shoes, with suits most obviously bought off the peg, wandered about with ladies of striking aspect.
Seite 117 - That's the ticket, sir," he continued, with gathering emphasis as he noted the impression he was causing. ,"Lumme — a trip-wire: it might break, or the gong mightn't ring, or the blighter mightn't 'ear it. Wiv china — every step he took 'c'd smash anuvver pot. Drahn a rum jar 'e would. But — a trip-wire!