A Bit O' Love (Dodo Press) by John Galsworthy

By John Galsworthy

John Galsworthy OM (1867-1933) was once an English novelist and playwright. he's seen as one of many first writers of the Edwardian period; hard in his works a few of the beliefs of society depicted within the preceeding literature of Victorian England. He gained the Nobel Prize for literature in 1932. impressive works contain The Forsyte Saga (1906-1921) and its sequels, a latest Comedy and finish of the bankruptcy. From the 4 Winds used to be Galsworthy's first released paintings in 1897, a set of brief tales. those, and a number of other next works, have been released less than the pen identify John Sinjohn and it'll no longer be till The Island Pharisees (1904) that he may commence publishing less than his personal identify. His first play, The Silver field (1906) turned successful, and he it up with the fellow of estate (1906), the 1st within the Forsyte trilogy. in addition to different writers of the time similar to Shaw his performs addressed the category method and social concerns, of the simplest identified being Strife (1909) and the outside video game (1920).

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She stands there gazing out, still playing on her imaginary pipe. ] CLYST. 'Tes a glory−be full mune to−night! IVY. A goldie−cup−−a big one. An' millions o' little goldie−cups on the floor of 'Eaven. MERCY. Oh! Bother 'Eaven! Let's dance "Clapperclaws"! Wake up, Tibby! GLADYS. Clapperelaws, clapperclaws! Come on, Bobbie−−make circle! CLYST. Clapperclaws! I dance that one fine. IVY. [Taking the tambourine] See, Tibby; like this. She hums and beats gently, then restores the tambourine to the sleepy TIBBY, who, waking, has placed a piece of apple in her mouth.

TIBBY. No. ] STRANGWAY. See! It's the moonlight made me all white. See! You're a brave girl now? TIBBY. [Cautiously] I want my apple. [She points towards her nest. STRANGWAY carries her there, picks up an apple, and gives it her. ] TIBBY. I want any tambourine. STRANGWAY. [Giving her the tambourine, and carrying her back into the' track of moonlight] Now we're both ghosties! Isn't it funny? TABBY. [Doubtfully] Yes. STRANGWAY. See! The moon's laughing at us! See? Laugh then! [TABBY, tambourine in one hand and apple in the other, smiles stolidly.

STRANGWAY. Will you, please, not speak of that! MRS. BRADMERE. I must! This great Church of ours is based on the rightful condemnation of wrongdoing. There are times when forgiveness is a sin, Michael Strangway. You must keep the whip hand. You must fight! STRANGWAY. Fight! [Touching his heart] My fight is here. Have you ever been in hell? For months and months−−burned and longed; hoped against hope; killed a man in thought day by day? Never rested, for love and hate? I−−condemn! I−−judge! No! It's rest I have to find−−somewhere−−somehow−rest!

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