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Harems of the Mind: Passages of Western Art and Literature
Ruth Bernard Yeazell
No preview available - 2000
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Page 380 - ... for action. You well know, gentlemen, how soon one of those stupendous masses, now reposing on their shadows in perfect stillness, — how soon, upon any call of patriotism or of necessity, it would assume the likeness of an animated...
Page 120 - What then I was. The sounding cataract Haunted me like a Passion! the tall rock, The mountain, and the deep and gloomy wood, Their colours and their forms, were then to me An appetite! a feeling and a love That had no need of a remoter charm, By thought supplied; or any interest Unborrowed from the eye!
Page 131 - Historical Researches on the Wars and Sports of the Mongols and Romans ; in which Elephants and Wild Beasts were employed or slain : and the remarkable local agreement of History with the remains of such Animals found in Europe and Siberia.
Page 380 - You well know, Gentlemen, how soon one of those stupendous masses, now reposing on their shadows in perfect stillness ; how soon, upon any call of patriotism or of necessity, it would assume the likeness of an animated thing, instinct with life and motion ; how soon it would ruffle, as it were, its swelling plumage ; how quickly it would put forth all its beauty and its bravery, collect its scattered elements of strength, and awaken its dormant thunder.
Page 248 - I, for example, been asked, whether customary freeholders or copyholders, by the custom of the manor, but not at the will of the lord, were qualified to vote, as freeholders, in county elections?
Page 139 - A shout, that tore hell's concave, and beyond Frighted the reign of Chaos and old Night. All in a moment through the gloom were seen Ten thousand banners rise into the air With orient colours waving : with them rose A forest huge of spears ; and thronging helms Appear'd, and serried shields in thick array Of depth immeasurable...
Page 139 - Breathing united force with fixed thought Moved on in silence to soft pipes that charmed Their painful steps o'er the burnt soil; and now Advanced in view they stand, a horrid* front Of dreadful length and dazzling arms, in guise Of warriors old, with ordered spear and shield, Awaiting what command their mighty chief Had to impose.
Page 67 - Ask for what end the heavenly bodies shine, Earth for whose use? Pride answers, "Tis for mine: For me kind nature wakes her genial power, Suckles each herb, and spreads out every flower; Annual for me, the grape, the rose renew The juice nectareous, and the balmy dew; For me, the mine a thousand treasures brings ; For me, health gushes from a thousand springs ; Seas roll to waft me, suns to light me rise; My footstool earth, my canopy the skies.
Page 116 - ... mistaken as I have been in my public and private hopes, calculating others from myself, and calculating wrong; always disappointed where I placed most reliance ; the dupe of friendship, and the fool of love ; have I not reason to hate and to despise myself? Indeed I do ; and chiefly for not having hated and despised the world enough*.