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My surprise reached a climax, however, when I found incidentally that he was ignorant of the Copernican Theory and of the composition of the Solar System.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
At present I am, as you know, fairly busy, but I propose to devote my declining years to the composition of a textbook, which shall focus the whole art of detection into one volume.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Pierre looked at Rostopchin with naive astonishment, not understanding why he should be disturbed by the bad composition of the Note.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
With a lightened heart, though with a profound sense of the weighty importance of my task, I devoted the whole afternoon to the composition of the draft of this letter; for which great purpose, Agnes relinquished her desk to me.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
The other was, by a certain composition of gums, minerals, and vegetables, outwardly applied, to prevent the growth of wool upon two young lambs; and he hoped, in a reasonable time to propagate the breed of naked sheep, all over the kingdom.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift Context
They talked and wrestled in the throes of composition, and felt as if something were happening, really happening, really in the void.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence Context
Hence a new logic of art, and of certain requirements of composition which modify everything, even the conditions, formerly narrow, of taste and language, which must grow broader like all the rest.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo Context
It is more difficult to speak well than to compose well; that is, the rules and trick of composition are oftener an object of study.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen Context
They were her countrywomen: and the beef and ale of their native land, with a moral diet not a whit more refined, entered largely into their composition.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne Context
The style of the letter was decidedly concise and terse; but Tom thought it the most wonderful specimen of composition that had appeared in modern times.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe Context