Air-bird in the Water: The Life and Works of Pearl Craigie (John Oliver Hobbes)
Harding traces Craigie's crowded external and inner life and her connections with such important people as George Moore, Lord and Lady Curzon, and Jennie Churchill, and with literature, journalism, theater, politics, and religion at the turn of the century. The author also analyzes and evaluates Hobbes's numerous works (novels, short stories, plays, lectures, journalistic essays), linking Craigie's life with her work.
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Page 25 - Why look you now, how unworthy a thing you make of me. You would play upon me; you would seem to know my stops; you would pluck out the heart of my mystery ; you would sound me from my loudest note to the top of my compass; and there is much music, excellent voice in this little organ, yet cannot you make it speak. 'Sblood, do you think I am easier to be played on than a Pipe? Call me what instrument you will, though you can fret me, you cannot play upon me.