William Howells

William Howells

American writer and critic
Preach the blessings of our deeply incorporated civilization by the mouths of our eight-inch guns.More William Howells quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Commemoration of Theodore of Tarsus, Archbishop of Canterbury, 690 If I lay waste and wither up with doubt The blessed fields of heaven where once my Faith possessed itself serenely safe from death; If I deny things past finding out; Or if I orphan my own soul from One That seemed a Father, and make void the place Within me where He dwelt in Power and Grace, What do I gain by what I have undone?More William Howells quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A man never sees all that his mother has been to him until it's too late to let her know that he sees it.More William Howells quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Christ and the life of Christ is at this moment inspiring the literature of the world as never before, and raising it up a witness against waste and want and war. It may confess Him, as in Tolstoi's work it does, or it may deny Him, but it cannot exclude Him; and in the degree that it ignores His spirit, modern literature is artistically inferior. In other words, all good literature is now Christmas literature.More William Howells quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The little wind that hardly shook
The silver of the sleeping brook
Blew the gold hair about her eyes,--
A mystery of mysteries.
So he must often pause, and stoop,
An all the wanton ringlets loop
Behind her dainty ear--emprise
Of slow event and many sighs.More William Howells quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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