Gertrude Stein





from Tender Buttons
Objects, Food, Rooms

OBJECTS 

A CARAFE, THAT IS A BLIND GLASS.
 
A kind in glass and a cousin, a spectacle and nothing strange a single hurt color and an arrangement in a system 
to pointing. All this and not ordinary, not unordered in not resembling. The difference is spreading.
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GLAZED GLITTER. 

Nickel, what is nickel, it is originally rid of a cover. 

The change in that is that red weakens an hour. The change has come. There is no search. But there is, there is 
that hope and that interpretation and sometime, surely any is unwelcome, sometime there is breath and there 
will be a sinecure and charming very charming is that clean and cleansing. Certainly glittering is handsome and
convincing. 

There is no gratitude in mercy and in medicine. There can be breakages in Japanese. That is no programme. 
That is no color chosen. It was chosen yesterday, that showed spitting and perhaps washing and polishing. It 
certainly showed no obligation and perhaps if borrowing is not natural there is some use in giving.
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A SUBSTANCE IN A CUSHION. 

The change of color is likely and a difference a very little difference is prepared. Sugar is not a vegetable. 

Callous is something that hardening leaves behind what will be soft if there is a genuine interest in there being 
present as many girls as men. Does this change. It shows that dirt is clean when there is a volume. 

A cushion has that cover. Supposing you do not like to change, supposing it is very clean that there is no change 
in appearance, supposing that there is regularity and a costume is that any the worse than an oyster and an 
exchange. Come to season that is there any extreme use in feather and cotton. Is there not much more joy in a 
table and more chairs and very likely roundness and a place to put them. 

A circle of fine card board and a chance to see a tassel. 

What is the use of a violent kind of delightfulness if there is no pleasure in not getting tired of it. The question 
does not come before there is a quotation. In any kind of place there is a top to covering and it is a pleasure at 
any rate there is some venturing in refusing to believe nonsense. It shows what use there is in a whole piece if 
one uses it and it is extreme and very likely the little things could be dearer but in any case there is a bargain 
and if there is the best thing to do is to take it away and wear it and then be reckless be reckless and resolved on
returning gratitude. 

Light blue and the same red with purple makes a change. It shows that there is no mistake. Any pink shows that 
and very likely it is reasonable. Very likely there should not be a finer fancy present. Some increase means a 
calamity and this is the best preparation for three and more being together. A little calm is so ordinary and in any 
case there is sweetness and some of that. 

A seal and matches and a swan and ivy and a suit. 

A closet, a closet does not connect under the bed. The band if it is white and black, the band has a green string. 
A sight a whole sight and a little groan grinding makes a trimming such a sweet singing trimming and a red 
thing not a round thing but a white thing, a red thing and a white thing. 

The disgrace is not in carelessness nor even in sewing it comes out out of the way. 

What is the sash like. The sash is not like anything mustard it is not like a same thing that has stripes, it is not
even more hurt than that, it has a little top.

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A BOX. 

Out of kindness comes redness and out of rudeness comes rapid same question, out of an eye comes research, 
out of selection comes painful cattle. So then the order is that a white way of being round is something 
suggesting a pin and is it disappointing, it is not, it is so rudimentary to be analysed and see a fine substance
strangely, it is so earnest to have a green point not to red but to point again.

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FOOD

ROASTBEEF; MUTTON; BREAKFAST; SUGAR; CRANBERRIES; MILK; EGGS; APPLE; TAILS; 
LUNCH; CUPS; RHUBARB; SINGLE; FISH; CAKE; CUSTARD; POTATOES; ASPARAGUS; BUTTER; 
END OF SUMMER; SAUSAGES; CELERY; VEAL; VEGETABLE; COOKING; CHICKEN; PASTRY; 
CREAM; CUCUMBER; DINNER; DINING; EATING; SALAD; SAUCE; SALMON; ORANGE; COCOA; 
AND CLEAR SOUP AND ORANGES AND OAT-MEAL; SALAD DRESSING AND AN ARTICHOKE; 
A CENTRE IN A TABLE. 

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ROASTBEEF. 

In the inside there is sleeping, in the outside there is reddening, in the morning there is meaning, in the evening
there is feeling. In the evening there is feeling. In feeling anything is resting, in feeling anything is mounting, 
in feeling there is resignation, in feeling there is recognition, in feeling there is recurrence and entirely mistaken
there is pinching. All the standards have steamers and all the curtains have bed linen and all the yellow has
discrimination and all the circle has circling. This makes sand. 

Very well. Certainly the length is thinner and the rest, the round rest has a longer summer. To shine, why not 
shine, to shine, to station, to enlarge, to hurry the measure all this means nothing if there is singing, if there is
singing then there is the resumption. 

The change the dirt, not to change dirt means that there is no beefsteak and not to have that is no 
obstruction, it is so easy to exchange meaning, it is so easy to see the difference. The difference 
is that a plain resource is notentangled with thickness and it does not mean that thickness shows 
such cutting, it does mean that a meadow is useful and a cow absurd. It does not mean that there 
are tears, it does not mean that exudation is cumbersome, it means no more than a memory, a 
choice and a reëstablishment, it means more than any escape from a surrounding extra. All the 
time that there is use there is use and any time there is a surface there is a surface, and every time 
there is an exception there is an exception and every time there is a division there is a dividing. 
Any time there is a surface there is a surface and every time there is a suggestion there is a 
suggestion and every time there is silence there is silence and every time that is languid there is 
that there then and not oftener, not always, not particular, tender and changing and external and 
central and surrounded and singular and simple and the same and the surface and the circle and 
the shine and the succor and the white and the same and the better and the red and the same and 
the centre and the yellow and the tender and the better, and altogether. 

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ROOMS

Act so that there is no use in a centre. A wide action is not a width. A preparation is given to the 
ones preparing. They do not eat who mention silver and sweet. There was an occupation. 

A whole centre and a border make hanging a way of dressing. This which is not why there is a v
oice is the remains of an offering. There was no rental. 

So the tune which is there has a little piece to play. And the exercise is all there is of a fast. The 
tender and true that makes no width to hew is the time that there is question to adopt. 

To begin the placing there is no wagon. There is no change lighter. It was done. And then the 
spreading, that was not accomplishing that needed standing and yet the time was not so difficult 
as they were not all in place. They had no change. They were not respected. They were that, they 
did it so much in the matter and this showed that that settlement was not condensed. It was 
spread there. Any change was in the ends of the centre. A heap was heavy. There was no change. 

Burnt and behind and lifting a temporary stone and lifting more than a drawer. 

The instance of there being more is an instance of more. The shadow is not shining in the way 
there is a black line. The truth has come. There is a disturbance. Trusting to a baker's boy meant 
that there would be very much exchanging and anyway what is the use of a covering to a door. 
There is a use, they are double. 

If the centre has the place then there is distribution. That is natural. There is a contradiction and 
naturally returning there comes to be both sides and the centre. That can be seen from the 
description. 

The author of all that is in there behind the door and that is entering in the morning. Explaining 
darkening and expecting relating is all of a piece. The stove is bigger. It was of a shape that made 
no audience bigger if the opening is assumed why should there not be kneeling. Any force which 
is bestowed on a floor shows rubbing. This is so nice and sweet and yet there comes the change, 
there comes the time to press more air. This does not mean the same as disappearance. 

A little lingering lion and a Chinese chair, all the handsome cheese which is stone, all of it and a 
choice, a choice of a blotter. If it is difficult to do it one way there is no place of similar trouble. 
None. The whole arrangement is established. The end of which is that there is a suggestion, a 
suggestion that there can be a different whiteness to a wall. This was thought. 

A page to a corner means that the shame is no greater when the table is longer. A glass is of any 
height, it is higher, it is simpler and if it were placed there would not be any doubt.