The Triumph of Mammon (Google eBook)

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E. Grant Richards, 1907 - 166 pages
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Page 156 - A presence that disturbed him with the joy Of elevated thoughts ; a sense sublime Of something far more deeply interfused, "Whose dwelling is the light of setting suns, And the round ocean, and the living air, And the blue sky, and in the mind of man...
Page 151 - Nine-tenths of my time, and that which is more precious, have been wasted in the endeavour to earn a livelihood. In a world of my own making I should have been writing only what should have been written.
Page 152 - Theatrocrat, came into being with a profound satisfaction beyond delight, beyond ecstasy. The world glanced at them and passed them by unrecognized. This age is too commercial, too entirely in the grip of economics : it is too immoderate in its pleasure in every kind of moral suggestion, every kind of temporary interest and ephemeral issue, to care for poetical drama, too abject in its haunt of dulcet romanticism, mystic piety and dwarfing comicality ; and although the most tragic circumstance in...
Page 96 - Like some wild, wandering, shy hermaphrodite, And taught to serve us bravely ! Thus and thus, Of Other World, of God, of Heaven and Hell, I couch your eyes as of a cataract — These crystal windows of the Universe. From spirit, myth and immaterial dream I bid all things be free ; and at my word — Watch, Guendolen ! — like leprosy, the soul With all its noisome blotches, ulcers, blains Of evil conscience, penances, remorse, Contrition, sloughs and crumbles into nought, Leaving the proud sweet...
Page 152 - For half a century I have survived in a world entirely unfitted for me, and having known both the Heaven and the Hell thereof, and being without a revenue and an army and navy to compel the nations, I begin definitely in my Testaments and Tragedies to destroy this unfit world and make it over again in my own image...
Page 162 - Light and colour, sound and music, the ethereal warp and woof of the matter of which we ourselves are woven.
Page 103 - Florimund, this Nietzsche was a Christian ; And that transvaluation of all values Was neither more nor less than transmutation Of transubstantiation : — grin, but grasp it : — His Antichrist is Christ, whose body and blood And doctrine of miraculous rebirth, Became the Overman : Back-of-beyond, Or — what's the phrase ? — Outside good-and-evil : That's his millennium, and we'll none of it.
Page 144 - Sexless and used and immaterial, Upon the very threshold of the sun, To wonder why the earth should stink so! Men Belov'd, women adored, my people, come, Devise with me a world worth living in — Not for our children and our children's children, But for our own renown, our own delight! All lofty minds, all pride, all arrogance, All passion, ah1 excess, all craft, all power, All measureless imagination, come ! I am your King; come, make the world with me!
Page 103 - He posed as Zoroaster, and led us back To Dionysos : not our mark at all ; The past is past. And, for his prophecy ?— Why, Florimond, this Nietzsche was a Christian ; And that transvaluation of all values Was neither more nor less than transmutation Of transubstantiation :— grin, but grasp it :— His Antichrist is Christ, whose body and blood And doctrine of miraculous rebirth, Became the Overman : Back-of-beyond, Or— what's the phrase ? — Outside good-and-evil...

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