Biographical and Critical Studies (Google eBook)

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Reeves and Turner and B. Dobell, 1896 - English literature - 483 pages
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Page 257 - and one of them shall not fall to the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered."—" But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the Day of Judgment." " For verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain
Page 257 - But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the Day of Judgment." " For verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard-seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove
Page 287 - The One remains, the many change and pass; Heaven's light for ever shines, Earth's shadows fly ; Life, like a dome of many-coloured glass, Stains the white radiance of Eternity, Until Death tramples it to fragments.—Die If thou wouldst be with that which thou dost seek
Page 139 - on the Countess of Pembroke:— " Underneath this sable herse Lies the subject of all verse, Sidney's sister, Pembroke's mother ; Death ! ere thou hast slain another, Learn'd and fair and good as she, Time shall throw a dart at thee.
Page 96 - whence they came Had meant to put his whole wit in a jest, And had resolved to live a fool the rest Of his dull life ; then where there hath been thrown Wit able enough to justify the town For three days past: wit that might warrant be For the whole city to talk foolishly Till that were
Page 470 - mark, among others, Scott on Burns: "I think his countenance was more massive than it looks in any of the portraits. . . . There was a strong expression of sense and shrewdness in all his lineaments; the eye alone, I think, indicated the poetical character and temperament. It was large and of a dark cast,
Page 141 - brave notions, and gentle expressions; wherein he flowed with that facility that sometimes it was necessary he should be stopped. His wit was in his own power; would the rule of it had been so too.
Page 287 - fly ; Life, like a dome of many-coloured glass, Stains the white radiance of Eternity, Until Death tramples it to fragments.—Die If thou wouldst be with that which thou dost seek
Page 331 - be called poetry by that figure of speech which considers the effect as a synonyme of the cause. But poetry, in a more restricted sense, expresses those arrangements of language, and especially metrical language, which are created by that imperial faculty, whose throne is curtained within the invisible nature of man.* '
Page 138 - He played so truly. So, by error, to his fate They all consented ; But, viewing him since, alas, too late ! They have repented; And have sought, to give new birth, In baths to steep him But, being so much too good for earth, Heaven vows to keep him.

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