The Olympian: A Story of the City

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Harper & Brothers, 1912 - 417 halaman
 

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Halaman 202 - Motionless torrents ! silent cataracts! Who made you glorious as the gates of heaven Beneath the keen full moon ? Who bade the sun Clothe you with rainbows ? Who, with living flowers Of loveliest blue, spread garlands at your feet ?— God! let the torrents, like a shout of nations, Answer ! and let the ice-plains echo God!
Halaman 202 - Ye pine-groves, with your soft and soul-like sounds ! And they too have a voice, yon piles of snow, And in their perilous fall shall thunder, God ! Ye living flowers that skirt the eternal frost!
Halaman 214 - But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks! It is the east, and Juliet is the sun ! — Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon, Who is already sick and pale with grief, That thou her maid art far more fair than she...
Halaman 215 - Let the sweet heavens endure, Not close and darken above me Before I am quite quite sure That there is one to love me ; Then let come what come may To a life that has been so sad, I shall have had my day.
Halaman 344 - Or ever the knightly years were gone With the old world to the grave, I was a King in Babylon And you were a Christian Slave.
Halaman 417 - Oppenheim exposes directly the usually hidden contents of this vision, It was Science tearing off the crust of the earth and releasing the powers and riches of Nature. Busily the race seized on these, a chaos of rough enterprise mines, manufactories, laboratories, exchanges. And in the swift trade that followed three mighty gods began to roughly organize the chaos - Steam, Electricity, Steel.
Halaman 416 - ... constructed: He was utterly alone in the skies. Below him rose the skyscrapers, giving slanting glimpses of deep streets busy with tiny black people and darting traffic, and from their tips curled white smoke in the boundless swim of sunlight. He saw the waters that circled the city like a hugging arm of the sea, and on the level stretches harbor-craft and oceanliners. He saw the bridges suspended between Long Island and Manhattan, Brooklyn beyond; he saw the Jersey heights All the mighty metropolis...
Halaman 203 - Dreamer devout, by vision led Beyond our guess or reach, The travail of his spirit bred Cities in place of speech. So huge the all-mastering thought that drove So brief the term allowed — Nations, not words, he linked to prove His faith before the crowd.
Halaman 416 - Olympian reaches his apotheosis when he first goes to the top of the skyscraper he has had constructed: He was utterly alone in the skies. Below him rose the skyscrapers, giving slanting glimpses of deep streets busy with tiny black people and darting traffic, and from their tips curled white smoke in the boundless swim of sunlight. He saw the waters that circled the city like a hugging arm of the sea, and on the level stretches harbor-craft and oceanliners. He saw the bridges suspended between Long...
Halaman 127 - On the great clock of time there is but one word — NOW." Note the sublime precision that leads the earth over a circuit of five hundred millions of miles back to the solstice at the appointed moment without the loss of one second, — no, not the millionth part of a second, — for ages and ages of which it traveled that imperiled road.

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