LIFE AND LETTERS OF ROBERT BROWNING (Google eBook)

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Page 95 - 1 Miss Hickey, on reading this passage, has called my attention to the fact that the sentiment which it parodies is identical with that expressed in these words of Prospice, ... in a minute pay glad life's arrears Of pain, darkness, and cold. as
Page 163 - title to indicate an endeavor towards something like an alternation, or mixture, of music with discoursing, sound with sense, poetry with thought ; which looks too ambitious, thus expressed, so the symbol was preferred. It is little to the purpose, that such is actually one of the most familiar of the many
Page 164 - the phrase ; because I confess that, letting authority alone, I supposed the bare words, in such juxtaposition, would sufficiently convey the desired meaning. ' Faith and good works ' is another fancy, for instance, and perhaps no easier to arrive at ; yet Giotto placed a pomegranate fruit in the hand of Dante, and
Page 41 - Fools never raise their thoughts so high, Like brutes they live, like BRUTES they die. He even compelled his mother to laugh at it, though it was sorely against her nature to lend herself to
Page 252 - be proud, and I won't be proud, and we will see her. I won't die, if I can help it, without seeing George Sand.' So we gave our letter to a friend, who was to give it to a friend who was to place it in her hands her abode being a mystery, and the
Page 100 - every rap o' the knuckles I should get a clap o' the back, I know. I have another affair on hand, rather of a more popular nature, I conceive, but not so decisive and explicit on a point or two so I decide on trying the question with this
Page 95 - s most in DEBT who lingers out the day, Who dies betimes has less and less to pay. So far, therefore, from these sagacious ethics holding that Debt cramps the energies of the soul,
Page 284 - but the scenery was exquisite past speaking of for beauty. Oh, those jagged mountains, rolled together like preAdamite beasts, and setting their teeth against the sky it was wonderful. . . . Mr. Browning's share of the work referred to was " In a Balcony ;
Page 139 - in a trice, if the fagging fit holds. I did not write six lines while absent (except a scene in a play, jotted down as we sailed through the Straits of Gibraltar) but I did hammer out some four, two of which are addressed to you, two to the Queen
Page 164 - crowned his Theology (in the Camera della Segnatura) with blossoms of the same ; as if the Bellari and Vasari would be sure to come after, and explain that it was merely

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