The Only Harmless Great Thing

The Only Harmless Great Thing

Around the same time, an Indian elephant was deliberately put to death by electricity in Coney Island. These are the facts.

Author: Brooke Bolander

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781250169471

Category: Fiction

Page: 96

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The Only Harmless Great Thing is a heart-wrenching alternative history by Brooke Bolander that imagines an intersection between the Radium Girls and noble, sentient elephants. In the early years of the 20th century, a group of female factory workers in Newark, New Jersey slowly died of radiation poisoning. Around the same time, an Indian elephant was deliberately put to death by electricity in Coney Island. These are the facts. Now these two tragedies are intertwined in a dark alternate history of rage, radioactivity, and injustice crying out to be righted. Prepare yourself for a wrenching journey that crosses eras, chronicling histories of cruelty both grand and petty in search of meaning and justice. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Categories: Fiction

John Donne

John Donne

... the great Then they , who good reposed estates possess ) This soul , late
taught that great things might by less Be slain , to gallant mischief doth herself
address . 39 Nature ' s great masterpiece , an elephant , The only harmless great
thing ...

Author: John Donne

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 019284041X

Category: Poetry

Page: 488

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This authoritative edition was formerly published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode. It brings together a unique combination of Donne's poetry and prose - all the major poems, complemented by rarely published letters and extracts from Donne'ssermons - to give the essence of his work and thinking.John Donne (1572-1631) is today celebrated as one of the greatest of the metaphysical poets, whose verse was daringly original and whose use of imagery and conceits marked a new, intellectual approach to poetry. His Satires, Elegies, and Songs and Sonnets, which contain his most famous love poems,were complemented by his religious writing, both verse and prose. He was one of the most renowned preachers of his day, and this volume does equal justice to the full range of his work. In addition to nearly all his English poetry this volume includes over 130 extracts from Donne's sermons, aswell as the full text of his last sermon, 'Death's Duel'. A distinguishing feature of the selection is that the works are arranged in the chronological order of their composition.
Categories: Poetry

No Flight Without the Shatter

No Flight Without the Shatter

From the wondrous mind of Brooke Bolander, the author of The Only Harmless Great Thing, who "shares literary DNA with Le Guin" (John Scalzi).

Author: Brooke Bolander

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 9781250312426

Category: Fiction

Page: 32

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From the wondrous mind of Brooke Bolander, the author of The Only Harmless Great Thing, who "shares literary DNA with Le Guin" (John Scalzi). After the world's end, the last young human learns a final lesson from Earth's remaining animals. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Categories: Fiction

Specimens with memoirs of the less known British poets With an intr essay by G Gilfillan The text ed by C C Clarke

Specimens  with memoirs  of the less known British poets  With an intr  essay  by G  Gilfillan  The text ed  by C C  Clarke

... ( The only harmless great thing , ) the giant Of beasts , who thought none had
to make him wise , But to be just and thankful , loth to offend , ( Yet Nature hath
given him no knees to bend , ) Himself he up - props , on himself relies , And , foe
to ...

Author: George Gilfillan

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:600080256

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Specimens with Memoirs of the Less known British Poets First period from Gower to Spenser

Specimens with Memoirs of the Less known British Poets  First period  from Gower to Spenser

... great Than they who good reposed estates possess , ) This Soul , late taught
that great things might by less Be slain , to gallant mischief doth herself address .
XXXIX . Nature's great masterpiece , an elephant , ( The only harmless great
thing ) ...

Author: George Gilfillan

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951002061707E

Category: English poetry

Page:

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Categories: English poetry

The Poetical Works of Dr John Donne

The Poetical Works of Dr  John Donne

This soul , late taught that great things might by less Be slain , to gallant mischief
doth herself address . ΧΧΧΙΧ . Nature ' s great master - piece , an elephant ( The
only harmless great thing ) the giant Of beasts , who thought none had to make ...

Author: John Donne

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105010417025

Category:

Page: 431

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An Entertaining Tale of Quadrupeds

An Entertaining Tale of Quadrupeds

Fact and Fiction in the Tale's Zoology Nature's great masterpiece , an elephant ,
The only harmless great thing ; the giant Of beasts ; who thought , no more had
gone , to make one wise But to be just , and thankful , loth to offend , ( Yet nature
 ...

Author: Nick Nicholas

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 023112760X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 557

View: 707

Nicholas (U. of Melbourne, Australia) and Baloglou (State U. of New York, Oswego) have done an admirable job in creating a translation and commentary of this 15th-century Byzantine text that's accessible to specialist and non-specialist alike. The tales are of very human-like activities, banter, and scuffles between talking animals. In their lengthy (159- page) introduction to the side-by-side translation, Nicholas and Baloglou describe the political and cultural context of the work, emphasizing the political innuendo that might be gleaned from the tale's satirical tone. They describe the tales within the context of other texts, both Byzantine and foreign. Appendices provide the texts of some of these influences, as well as discussion of literary and historical issues raised in the animals' stories. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Works of the English Poets from Chaucer to Cowper

The Works of the English Poets  from Chaucer to Cowper

Nature's great masterpiece , an elephant , For the field ; being of two kinds thus
made , ( The only harmless great thing ) the giant He , as his dam , from sheep
drove wolves away , Of beasts ; who thought none had , to make him wise , And ,
as ...

Author: Alexander Chalmers

Publisher:

ISBN: SRLF:A0011576055

Category: English poetry

Page:

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Categories: English poetry

Ceylon

Ceylon

and DONNE sang of “ Nature's great masterpiece , an Elephant ; The only
harmless great thing : Yet Nature hath given him no knee to bend : Himself he up
props , on himself relies ; Still sleeping stands . " 3 Sir THOMAS BROWNE , whilst
he ...

Author: Sir James Emerson Tennent

Publisher:

ISBN: UCD:31175005835312

Category: Natural history

Page: 4

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Categories: Natural history

The Wild Elephant and the Method of Capturing and Taming it in Ceylon

The Wild Elephant and the Method of Capturing and Taming it in Ceylon

Hence SHAKSPEARE still believed that , “ The elephant hath joints ; but none for
courtesy ; His legs are for necessity , not flexure : " 2 and DONNE sang of “
Nature's great masterpiece , an elephant ; The only harmless great thing : * but
roars ...

Author: James EMERSON (afterwards TENNENT (Sir James Emerson))

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0017625074

Category:

Page:

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Fraser s Magazine

Fraser s Magazine

The undisturbed junwas generally a muzzle - loading 8- gles teemed with game .
bore . It certainly went off as a rule , and even if it missed the obNature's great
masterpiece , an elephant , The only harmless great thingject aimed at never
failed ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101065271981

Category:

Page:

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The Poetical Works of Skelton and Donne

The Poetical Works of Skelton and Donne

This soul , late taught that great things might by less Be slain , to gallant mischief
doth herself address . XXXIX . Nature's great master - piece , an elephant ( The
only harmless great thing ) the giant Of beasts , who thought none had to make ...

Author: John Skelton

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105010304769

Category:

Page:

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First period Second period From Spenser to Dryden

First period  Second period  From Spenser to Dryden

... great Than they who good reposed estates possess , ) This Soul , late taught
that great things might by less Be slain , to gallant mischief doth herself address .
XXXIX . Nature's great masterpiece , an elephant , ( The only harmless great
thing ...

Author: George Gilfillan

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:N10338760

Category: English poetry

Page:

View: 896

Categories: English poetry

Miscellaneous poems songs and sonnets Elegies Epithalamions or marriage songs Satires Epigrams The progress of the soul Notes

Miscellaneous poems  songs and sonnets  Elegies  Epithalamions  or marriage songs  Satires  Epigrams  The progress of the soul  Notes

This Soul , late taught that great things might by less Be slain , to gallant mischief
doth herself address . XXXIX . 1 Nature's great master - piece , an elephant , The
only harmless great thing , the giant Of beasts , who thought no more had gone ...

Author: John Donne

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:12649477

Category: English poetry

Page:

View: 922

Categories: English poetry

The Rhetoric of John Donne s Verse

The Rhetoric of John Donne s Verse

Author: Wightman Fletcher Melton

Publisher: Baltimore, J. H. Furst Company

ISBN: HARVARD:32044011929122

Category: Donne, John

Page: 206

View: 497

Categories: Donne, John

The natural history review

The natural history review

Hence Shakspeare still believed that , " " The elephant bath joints ; but none for
courtesy : His legs are for necessity , not flexure : ' and Donne sang of " " Nature's
great masterpiece , an Elephant ; The only harmless great thing : Yet Nature hath
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: BSB:BSB10076350

Category:

Page:

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Sketches of the Natural History of Ceylon

Sketches of the Natural History of Ceylon

Hence SHAKSPEARE still believed that, “The elephant hath joints; but none for
courtesy: His legs are for necessity, not flexure:”" and DONNE sang of “Nature's
great masterpiece, an Elephant; The only harmless great thing: Yet Nature hath ...

Author: Sir James Emerson Tennent

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015012368323

Category: Asiatic elephant

Page: 500

View: 894

Categories: Asiatic elephant

Ceylon

Ceylon

and DONNE sang “ Nature's great masterpiece , an Elephant ; The only harmless
great thing : Yet Nature hath given him no knee to bend : Himself be up props , on
himself relies ; Still sleeping stands . " 3 Sir THOMAS BROWNE , whilst he ...

Author: James Emerson Tennent

Publisher:

ISBN: BSB:BSB10433790

Category:

Page: 620

View: 530

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Ceylon an account of the Island physical historical and topographical with notices of its natural history antiquities and productions

Ceylon  an account of the Island  physical  historical  and topographical  with notices of its natural history  antiquities  and productions

Hence SHAKSPEARE still believed that , “ The elephant hath joints ; but none for
courtesy : His legs are for necessity , not flexure : " 2 and DONNE sang of “
Nature's great masterpiece , an Elephant ; The only harmless great thing : Yet
Nature ...

Author: James EMERSON (afterwards TENNENT (Sir James Emerson))

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0024397850

Category:

Page:

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Scenes with the Hunter and the Trapper in Many Lands Or Stories of Adventures with Wild Animals

Scenes with the Hunter and the Trapper in Many Lands  Or  Stories of Adventures with Wild Animals

exclaimed Beauchamp ; " ay , but just now , you know , we are confined to
elephants , and we have had enough of lion - hunting . ” “ Yes , ” said Seymour ; “
to ' Nature ' s great masterpiece , an elephant ; The only harmless great thing . ' ”
DR .

Author: William Henry Davenport Adams

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:600057509

Category: Big game hunting

Page: 317

View: 323

Categories: Big game hunting