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Then, at such an hour, and with this scene before him, if a man, sitting all alone, cannot dream strange things, and make them look like truth, he need never try to write romances.
A better book than I shall ever write was there; leaf after leaf presenting itself to me, just as it was written out by the reality of the flitting hour, and vanishing as fast as written, only because my brain wanted the insight, and my hand the cunning, to transcribe it.
Very well, then he writes his best things for the tenth man, and he ought to warn the nine other not to buy his book.
The pearl writes quaint countrified little verses, doggerel they are; but somehow or other she always contrives to put in one line, one thought, one image, that shows you she is, quite unconsciously to herself, in possession of the secret.
They were all bad, and I can't bear to show them; I can write poetry easier and better, Miss Maxwell.
It is one thing," said she, presentlyher cheeks in a glow"to have very good sense in a common way, like every body else, and if there is any thing to say, to sit down and write a letter, and say just what you must, in a short way; and another, to write verses and charades like this.
P'raps it's them that writes fifty hands, and that's not like sneaking you as writes but one.
Sin is a thing that writes itself across a man's face.
I don't know myself when I sing," writes the poor child.
I don't see how you can write and act such splendid things, Jo.
For an hour the procession of grotesques passed before the eyes of the old man, and then, although it was a painful thing to do, he crept out of bed and began to write.
Her utmost powers of expression(which were certainly not great in ink) were exhausted in the attempt to write what she felt on the subject of my journey.