The Kempton-Wace Letters (Google eBook)

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Macmillan, 1903 - 256 pages
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Page 121 - And the vast minster seems a cross of flowers! But fiends and dragons on the gargoyled eaves Watch the dead Christ between the living thieves, And, underneath, the traitor Judas lowers! Ah! from what agonies of heart and brain...
Page 250 - But lift them over it, ignore it all, Make them forget there's such a thing as flesh. Your business is to paint the souls of men...
Page 262 - No. I yearn upward, touch you close, Then stand away. I kiss your cheek, Catch your soul's warmth, I pluck the rose And love it more than tongue can speak Then the good minute goes.
Page 15 - Ah ! need I say, dear Friend ! that to the brim My heart was full; I made no vows, but vows Were then made for me ; bond unknown to me Was given, that I should be, else sinning greatly, A dedicated Spirit.
Page 103 - Her dress, on that day, was of a most noble colour, a subdued and goodly crimson, girdled and adorned in such sort as best suited with her very tender age. At that moment, I say most truly that the spirit of life, which hath its dwelling in the secretest chamber of the heart, began to tremble so violently that the least pulses of my body shook therewith ; and in trembling it said these words : Ecce deus fortior me, qui veniens dominabitur mihi...
Page 18 - But, oh, dear Friend! The Poet, gentle creature as he is. Hath, like the Lover, his unruly times ; His fits when he is neither sick nor well, Though no distress be near him but his own Unmanageable thoughts...
Page 172 - Affinities, compared the relations of pairs of lovers with the phenomenon of the same name in the formation of chemical combinations. The irresistible passion that draws Edward to the sympathetic Ottilia, or Paris to Helen, and leaps over all bounds of reason and morality, is the same powerful
Page 58 - O lyric Love, half angel and half bird, And all a wonder and a wild desire, Boldest of hearts that ever braved the sun, Took sanctuary within the holier blue, And sang a kindred soul out to his face, Yet human at the red-ripe of the heart When the first summons from the darkling earth Reached thee amid thy chambers, blanched their blue, And bared them of the glory...
Page 142 - All is vanity and a striving after wind, and there is no profit under the sun." The third section, 2 : 1217, deals with the other alternative, wisdom, and, after a similar treatment and search, reaches the same conclusion with regard to it as the permanent good, that: "All is vanity and a striving after wind.
Page 254 - LOVE" GIVE all to love; Obey thy heart ; Friends, kindred, days, Estate, good fame, Plans, credit, and the Muse, Nothing refuse. 'Tis a brave master; Let it have scope: Follow it utterly, Hope beyond hope: High and more high It dives into noon, With wing unspent, Untold intent; But it is a god, Knows its own path And the outlets of the sky. It was never for the mean; It requireth courage stout. Souls above doubt...

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