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I And My Chimney

Auhtor: Herman Melville

Language: english

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fiction and literature
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Review by M. Erb, September 2007


Rating: (*****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Excerpts from the Book 'I And My Chimney':

... I and My Chimney, by Herman Melville #4 in our series by Herman Melville. Title: I and My Chimney. Author: Herman Melville. July, 2001 [Etext ...
... has its separate flue-separate throughout, from hearth to chimney-top. At least such an arrangement is deemed desirable. Does not this look egotistical, ...
... both of us. The frame of the old house is of wood-which but the more sets forth the solidity of the chimney, which is of brick. And as the great ...
... the chimney joined the roof. Wife, said I, far better that my house should bum down, than that my chimney should be pulled down, though but a few ...
... sweltering under an August sun, or pelted by a March storm. Plying my blunted spade, how vexed was I by that ungracious interruption of a neighbor who, ...
... it faces the chimney. In fact, the opposite wall of the landing-place is formed solely by the chimney and hence-owing to the gradual tapering of the ...
... though its high mightiness were a mere spear of sorrel-top. At last, I gently reminded her that, little as she might fancy it, the chimney was a fact-a ...
... be true, that in wedlock contraries attract, by how cogent a fatality must I have been drawn to my wife. While spicily impatient of present and ...
... of lazy, happy-go-lucky, good-for-nothing, loafing old Lear. Only by some sudden revelation am I reminded who is over me as year before last, one day ...
... to other rooms, and systems of rooms-a whole suite of entries, in fact. Going through the house, you seem to be forever going somewhere, and ...
... family continually complained. At last my wife came out with her sweeping proposition-in toto to abolish the chimney. What. said I, abolish the ...
... she should regard it as the monument of what she called my broken pledge. But finding this did not answer, the next day, she gave me to understand that ...
... in which I and my pipe, in secret, conspired togetber, as it were, against our unsuspicious old comrade-this may seem rather strange, if not suggestive ...
... space, hermetically closed, in short, a secret chamber, or rather closet. How long it has been there, it is for me impossible to say. What it contains ...
... to render its set destruction superfluous. That my wife wished to get rid of the chimney, it needed no reflection to show and that Mr. Scribe, for ...
... will fall on our heads yet depend upon it, old man.. Yes, wife, I do depend on it yes indeed, I place every dependence on my chimney. As for ...
... on his paper, that will not make up the deficiency.. But, Mr. Scribe, have you allowed for the recesses of so many fireplaces on a floor, ...
... about on this phantom errand, and still following the sepulchral response of the chimney, round and round, as if it were leading her to the threshold ...
... reformer, who, because he had no gift for putting up anything was ever intent upon pulling them down in various parts of the country having prevailed ...
... the house, narrowly escaped three brickbats which fell, from high aloft, at my feet. Glancing up, what was my horror to see three savages, in blue ...