By John Galsworthy
John Galsworthy OM (1867-1933) was once an English novelist and playwright. he's seen as one of many first writers of the Edwardian period; demanding in his works a few of the beliefs of society depicted within the preceeding literature of Victorian England. He received the Nobel Prize for literature in 1932. impressive works contain The Forsyte Saga (1906-1921) and its sequels, a latest Comedy and finish of the bankruptcy. From the 4 Winds used to be Galsworthy's first released paintings in 1897, a suite of brief tales. those, and a number of other next works, have been released lower than the pen identify John Sinjohn and it'll no longer be until eventually The Island Pharisees (1904) that he may commence publishing less than his personal identify. His first play, The Silver field (1906) grew to become successful, and he it up with the fellow of estate (1906), the 1st within the Forsyte trilogy. in addition to different writers of the time equivalent to Shaw his performs addressed the category process and social matters, of the simplest identified being Strife (1909) and the surface video game (1920).
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CREMER. What's that? [Then, as STRANGWAY does not answer] I'll just be walkin'−−I won' be gain' 'ome to−night. 'Tes the full mune−− lucky. STRANGWAY. [Suddenly] Wait for me at the crossroads, Jack. I'll come with you. Will you have me, brother? CREMER. Sure! STRANGWAY. Wait, then. CREMER. Aye, zurr. [With his heavy tread CREMER passes on. ] A Bit O' Love 38/43 A Bit O' Love STRANGWAY. [Lifting his hand in the gesture of prayer] God, of the moon and the sun; of joy and beauty, of loneliness and sorrow−−give me strength to go on, till I love every living thing!
But as she does so, MRS. ] MRS. BRADMERE This disgraceful business! Where's Mr. Strangway? I see he's in. MRS. BURLACOMBE. Yes, m'm, he'm in−−but−−but Burlacombe du zay he'm terrible upset. MRS. BRADMERE. I should think so. I must see him−−at once. A Bit O' Love 29/43 A Bit O' Love MRS. BURLACOMBE. I doubt bed's the best place for 'un, an' gude 'ot drink. Burlacombe zays he'm like a man standin' on the edge of a cliff; and the lasts tipsy o' wind might throw un over. MRS. BRADMERE. [To BURLACOMBE] You've seen him, then?
I must get you to see! My father was a clergyman; I'm married to one; I've two sons in the Church. I know what I'm talking about. It's a priest's business to guide the people's lives. STRANGWAY. [Very low] But not mine! No more! MRS. BRADMERE. [Looking at him shrewdly] There's something very queer about you to−night. You ought to see doctor. STRANGWAY. [A smile awning and going on his lips] If I am not better soon−−−− MRS. BRADMERE. I know it must be terrible to feel that everybody−−−− [A convulsive shiver passes over STRANGWAY, and he shrinks against the door] But come!