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Work: A Story of Experience Work: A Story of Experience by Louisa May Alcott
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“She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain.”
Louisa May Alcott, Work: A Story of Experience
“She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain”
Louisa May Alcott, Work: A Story of Experience
“Christie loved books; and the attic next her own was full of them. To this store she found her way by a sort of instinct as sure as that which leads a fly to a honey-pot, and, finding many novels, she read her fill. This amusement lightened many heavy hours, peopled the silent house with troops of friends, and, for a time, was the joy of her life.”
Louisa May Alcott, Work: A Story of Experience
“Christie was one of that large class of women who, moderately endowed with talents, earnest and true-hearted, are driven by necessity, temperament, or principle out into the world to find support, happiness, and homes for themselves. Many turn back discouraged; more accept shadow for substance, and discover their mistake too late; the weakest lose their purpose and themselves; but the strongest struggle on, and, after danger and defeat, earn at last the best success this world can give us, the possession of a brave and cheerful spirit, rich in self-knowledge, self-control, self-help. This was the real desire of Christie's heart; this was to be her lesson and reward, and to this happy end she was slowly yet surely brought by the long discipline of life and labor.”
Louisa May Alcott, Work: A Story of Experience
“Beautiful souls often get put into plain bodies, but they cannot be hidden, and have a power all their own, the greater for the unconsciousness or the humility which gives it grace.”
Louisa May Alcott, Work: A Story of Experience
“Her father's old books were all she could command, and these she wore out with much reading. Inheriting his refined tastes, she found nothing to attract her in the society of the commonplace and often coarse people about her. She tried to like the buxom girls whose one ambition was to "get married," and whose only subjects of conversation were "smart bonnets" and "nice dresses." She tried to believe that the admiration and regard of the bluff young farmers was worth striving for; but when one well-to-do neighbor laid his acres at her feet, she found it impossible to accept for her life's companion a man whose soul was wrapped up in prize cattle and big turnips.”
Louisa May Alcott, Work: A Story of Experience
“Yes! a gay life and a short one, then out with the lights and down with the curtain!”
Louisa May Alcott, Work: A Story of Experience
“their best; get them out into the air; and cure their ills by the magnetism of more active,”
Louisa May Alcott, Work: A Story of Experience
“he came for her sake alone.”
Louisa May Alcott, Work: A Story of Experience
“O Christie! never think it's time to die till you are called; for the Lord leaves us till we have done our work, and never sends more sin and sorrow than we can bear and be the better for, if we hold fast by Him.”
Louisa May Alcott, Work: A Story of Experience
“She laughed at herself for this fancy at first; but not possessing the sweet unconsciousness of those heroines who can live through three volumes with a burning passion before their eyes, and never see it till the proper moment comes,”
Louisa May Alcott, Work: A Story of Experience
“Many men can be what the world calls great: very few men are what God calls good.”
Louisa May Alcott, Work: A Story of Experience
“supper, so”
Louisa May Alcott, Work: A Story of Experience
“No Paris either, and that's the worst of it all!”
Louisa May Alcott, Work: A Story of Experience