Of thee (kind boy) I ask no red and white to make up my delight,... no odd becoming graces, Black eyes, or little know-not-whats, in faces; Make me but mad enough, give me good store Of Love, for her I Court I ask no more, 'Tis love in love that makes the sport.
You're neither unnatural, nor abominable, nor mad; you're as much a part of what people call nature as anyone else; only you're un...explained as yet--you've not got your niche in creation.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
First Let the rockets flash and the cannon thunder,... This child is a marvel, a matchless wonder. A staggering child, a child astounding, Dazzling, diaperless, dumfounding, Stupendous, miraculous, unsurpassed, A child to stagger and flabbergast, Bright as a button, sharp as a thorn, And the only perfect one ever born. Second Arrived this evening at half-past nine. Everybody is doing fine. Is it a boy, or quite the reverse? You can call in the morning and ask the nurse.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
It would be a pleasant pastime to find suitable names for the hundred varieties which go to a single heap at the cider-mill. Would... it not tax a man's invention,--no one to be named after a man, and all in the lingua vernacula? Who shall stand godfather at the christening of the wild apples? It would exhaust the Latin and Greek languages, if they were used, and make the lingua vernacula flag. We should have to call in the sunrise and the sunset, the rainbow and the autumn woods and the wild-flowers, and the woodpecker and the purple finch and the squirrel and the jay and the butterfly, the November traveler and the truant boy, to our aid.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
What war has always been is a puberty ceremony. It's a very rough one, but you went away a boy and came back a man, maybe with an ...eye missing or whatever but godammit you were a man and people had to call you a man thereafter.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
But a dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down--very important traits in times l...ike these. In fact, just as soon as a dog comes along who, in addition to these qualities, also knows when to buy and sell stocks, he can be moved right up to the boy's bedroom and the boy can sleep in the dog house.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »