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  • This new wonder-world, so enchanting, tantalizing, intoxicating, makes me despair, for I cannot make you see what I am seeing!

    The Golden Chersonese and the way thither

  • By reason of these things, then, the whaling voyage was welcome; the great flood-gates of the wonder-world swung open, and in the wild conceits that swayed me to my purpose, two and two there floated into my inmost soul, endless processions of the whale, and, mid most of them all, one grand hooded phantom, like a snow hill in the air.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • I give these many details because you must appreciate what this new wonder-world meant to a man who was considered nobody much by his own

    An American Idyll The Life of Carleton H. Parker

  • Some were kneeling, and uttering half-frantic ejaculations of adoration, pity, and love; some leaned against a pillar, silent, but with tearful eyes; little children pointed out to each other the different features of this new wonder-world; but all around, the fervid Celtic imagination translated these terracotta figures into living and breathing personalities.

    My New Curate

  • This is his way of saying that when we are small we are nearer the wonder-world than when we grow up, and that when we first open our eyes on this world they have not quite forgotten the wonderful sights they saw in that eternity whence we came, for the soul has no beginning, therefore no ending.

    English Literature for Boys and Girls

  • From this friend he borrowed Spenser's Faery Queen, and having read it a new wonder-world seemed opened to him.

    English Literature for Boys and Girls

  • What becomes of these imaginative, inquisitive, myth-making, light-hearted, tender-hearted, and altogether charming young adventurers who start out so gayly to explore the wonder-world?

    By the Christmas Fire

  • For that which yesterday had steeped us in cold and darkness, now, piled even to the zenith in mountainous cloud-masses, was dyed, every crest and summit of it, in crimson fire, pouring from a great fount of colour, where, to the west, the heavens opened to show that wonder-world whence saints and singers have drawn their loveliest images of the Rest to come.

    Cecilia de Noël

  • I give these many details because you must appreciate what this new wonder-world meant to a man who was considered nobody much by his own University.

    An American Idyll

  • Do you not hear how my song swells with rejoicing as I soar upwards to the mysterious wonder-world above?

    Good Stories for Holidays

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