Shapes of Clay
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Shapes of Clay

By Ambrose Bierce
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Table of Contents
  • DEDICATION.
    • PREFACE.
  • CONTENTS.
    • SHAPES OF CLAY
    • THE PASSING SHOW.
      • II.
    • II.
    • ELIXER VITAE.
    • CONVALESCENT.
    • AT THE CLOSE OF THE CANVASS.
    • NOVUM ORGANUM.
    • GEOTHEOS.
    • YORICK.
    • A VISION OF DOOM.
    • POLITICS.
    • POESY.
    • IN DEFENSE.
    • AN INVOCATION.
    • RELIGION.
    • A MORNING FANCY.
    • VISIONS OF SIN.
    • THE TOWN OF DAE.
    • AN ANARCHIST.
    • AN OFFER OF MARRIAGE.
    • ARMA VIRUMQUE.
    • ON A PROPOSED CREMATORY.
    • A DEMAND.
    • THE WEATHER WIGHT.
    • T.A.H.
    • MY MONUMENT.
    • MAD.
    • HOSPITALITY.
    • FOR A CERTAIN CRITIC.
    • RELIGIOUS PROGRESS.
    • MAGNANIMITY.
    • TO HER.
    • TO A SUMMER POET.
    • CHARLES AND PETER.
    • CONTEMPLATION.
    • CREATION.
    • BUSINESS.
    • A POSSIBILITY.
    • TO A CENSOR.
    • THE HESITATING VETERAN.
    • A YEAR'S CASUALTIES.
    • INSPIRATION.
    • TO-DAY.
    • AN ALIBI.
    • REBUKE.
    • J.F.B.
    • THE DYING STATESMAN.
    • THE DEATH OF GRANT.
    • THE FOUNTAIN REFILLED.
    • LAUS LUCIS.
    • NANINE.
    • TECHNOLOGY.
    • A REPLY TO A LETTER.
    • TO OSCAR WILDE.
    • PRAYER.
    • A "BORN LEADER OF MEN."
    • TO THE BARTHOLDI STATUE.
      • AN UNMERRY CHRISTMAS.
    • AN UNMERRY CHRISTMAS.
    • AN EPITAPH.
    • THE POLITICIAN.
    • AN INSCRIPTION
    • FROM VIRGINIA TO PARIS.
    • A "MUTE INGLORIOUS MILTON."
    • THE FREE TRADER'S LAMENT.
    • SUBTERRANEAN PHANTASIES.
    • IN MEMORIAM
    • THE STATESMEN.
    • THE BROTHERS.
      • Scene—A lawyer's dreadful den. Enter stall-fed citizen.
    • Scene—A lawyer's dreadful den. Enter stall-fed citizen.
    • THE CYNIC'S BEQUEST
    • CORRECTED NEWS.
    • AN EXPLANATION.
    • JUSTICE.
    • MR. FINK'S DEBATING DONKEY.
    • TO MY LAUNDRESS.
    • FAME.
    • OMNES VANITAS.
    • ASPIRATION.
    • DEMOCRACY.
    • THE NEW "ULALUME."
    • CONSOLATION.
    • FATE.
    • PHILOSOPHER BIMM.
    • REMINDED.
    • SALVINI IN AMERICA.
    • ANOTHER WAY.
    • ART.
    • AN ENEMY TO LAW AND ORDER.
    • TO ONE ACROSS THE WAY.
    • THE DEBTOR ABROAD.
    • FORESIGHT.
    • A FAIR DIVISION.
    • GENESIS.
    • LIBERTY.
    • THE PASSING OF "BOSS" SHEPHERD.
    • TO MAUDE.
    • THE BIRTH OF VIRTUE.
    • STONEMAN IN HEAVEN.
    • THE SCURRIL PRESS.
    • ONE OF THE UNFAIR SEX.
    • THE LORD'S PRAYER ON A COIN.
    • A LACKING FACTOR.
    • THE ROYAL JESTER.
    • A CAREER IN LETTERS.
    • THE FOLLOWING PAIR.
    • POLITICAL ECONOMY.
    • VANISHED AT COCK-CROW.
    • THE UNPARDONABLE SIN.
    • INDUSTRIAL DISCONTENT.
    • TEMPORA MUTANTUR.
    • CONTENTMENT.
    • THE NEW ENOCH.
    • DISAVOWAL.
    • AN AVERAGE.
    • WOMAN.
    • INCURABLE.
    • THE PUN.
    • A PARTISAN'S PROTEST.
    • TO NANINE.
    • VICE VERSA.
    • A BLACK-LIST.
    • A BEQUEST TO MUSIC.
    • AUTHORITY.
    • THE PSORIAD.
    • ONEIROMANCY.
    • PEACE.
    • THANKSGIVING.
    • L'AUDACE.
    • THE GOD'S VIEW-POINT.
    • THE AESTHETES.
    • JULY FOURTH.
    • WITH MINE OWN PETARD.
    • CONSTANCY.
    • SIRES AND SONS.
    • A CHALLENGE.
    • TWO SHOWS.
    • A POET'S HOPE.
    • THE WOMAN AND THE DEVIL.
    • TWO ROGUES.
    • BEECHER.
    • NOT GUILTY.
    • PRESENTIMENT.
    • A STUDY IN GRAY.
    • A PARADOX.
    • FOR MERIT.
    • A BIT OF SCIENCE.
      • THE TABLES TURNED.
    • THE TABLES TURNED.
    • TO A DEJECTED POET.
    • A FOOL.
    • THE HUMORIST.
    • MONTEFIORE.
    • A WARNING.
    • DISCRETION.
      • SHE:
    • SHE:
    • AN EXILE.
    • THE DIVISION SUPERINTENDENT.
    • PSYCHOGRAPHS.
    • TO A PROFESSIONAL EULOGIST.
    • FOR WOUNDS.
    • ELECTION DAY.
    • THE MILITIAMAN.
    • "A LITERARY METHOD."
    • A WELCOME.
    • A SERENADE.
    • THE WISE AND GOOD.
    • THE LOST COLONEL.
    • FOR TAT.
    • A DILEMMA.
    • METEMPSYCHOSIS.
    • THE SAINT AND THE MONK.
    • THE OPPOSING SEX.
    • A WHIPPER-IN.
    • JUDGMENT.
    • THE FALL OF MISS LARKIN.
    • IN HIGH LIFE.
    • A BUBBLE.
    • A RENDEZVOUS.
    • FRANCINE.
    • AN EXAMPLE.
    • REVENGE.
    • THE GENESIS OF EMBARRASSMENT.
    • IN CONTUMACIAM.
    • RE-EDIFIED.
    • A BULLETIN.
    • FROM THE MINUTES.
    • WOMAN IN POLITICS.
    • TO AN ASPIRANT.
    • A BALLAD OF PIKEVILLE.
    • A BUILDER.
    • AN AUGURY.
    • LUSUS POLITICUS.
    • BEREAVEMENT.
    • AN INSCRIPTION
    • A PICKBRAIN.
    • CONVALESCENT.
    • THE NAVAL CONSTRUCTOR.
    • DETECTED.
    • BIMETALISM.
    • THE RICH TESTATOR.
    • TWO METHODS.
    • FOUNDATIONS OF THE STATE
    • AN IMPOSTER.
    • UNEXPOUNDED.
    • FRANCE.
    • THE EASTERN QUESTION.
    • A GUEST.
    • A FALSE PROPHECY.
    • TWO TYPES.
    • SOME ANTE-MORTEM EPITAPHS.
      • STEPHEN DORSEY.
        • STEPHEN J. FIELD.
        • GENERAL B.F. BUTLER.
      • STEPHEN J. FIELD.
      • GENERAL B.F. BUTLER.
    • STEPHEN DORSEY.
      • STEPHEN J. FIELD.
      • GENERAL B.F. BUTLER.
    • STEPHEN J. FIELD.
    • GENERAL B.F. BUTLER.
    • A HYMN OF THE MANY.
    • ONE MORNING.
    • AN ERROR.
    • AT THE "NATIONAL ENCAMPMENT."
    • THE KING OF BORES.
    • HISTORY.
    • THE HERMIT.
    • TO A CRITIC OF TENNYSON.
    • THE YEARLY LIE.
    • COOPERATION.
    • AN APOLOGUE.
    • DIAGNOSIS.
    • FALLEN.
    • DIES IRAE.
      • DIES IRAE.
        • THE DAY OF WRATH.
      • THE DAY OF WRATH.
    • DIES IRAE.
      • THE DAY OF WRATH.
    • THE DAY OF WRATH.
    • ONE MOOD'S EXPRESSION.
    • SOMETHING IN THE PAPERS.
    • IN THE BINNACLE.
    • HUMILITY.
    • ONE PRESIDENT.
    • THE BRIDE.
    • STRAINED RELATIONS.
    • THE MAN BORN BLIND.
    • A NIGHTMARE.
    • A WET SEASON.
    • THE CONFEDERATE FLAGS.
    • HAEC FABULA DOCET.
    • EXONERATION.
    • AZRAEL.
    • AGAIN.
      • HOMO PODUNKENSIS.
    • HOMO PODUNKENSIS.
    • A SOCIAL CALL.
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