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I have seldom seen a sight more thrilling than that peacock threading its solitary
way through the jungle. My companion told the driver to stop and seized his gun.
“I'm going to have a shot at it.” My heart stopped still. He fired, and I hoped he'd ...
I have more than once seen men die, peacefully or tragically, and never have I
seen in their last moments anything to suggest that their spirit was everlasting.
They die as a dog dies. # Titian's The Burial of Christ. I feel nothing of the tragedy
The city reminds one a little of those cities of El Greco which stand on the brow of
a rocky hill, cities of the soul, seen tremulously in a flash of lightning that tears
across the darkness of the night. But those are cities of narrow, tortuous streets, ...
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A compilation of notes kept over his lifetime and published just before Maugham's death. Though there were some pearls of wisdom and insightful comments on writing it was his commentary on daily life ... Read full review