The Literary Reader: Prose Authors: With Biographical Notices, Critical and Explanatory Notes, Etc (Google eBook)

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Hugh George Robinson
T. Nelson & Sons, 1867 - English literature - 437 pages
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Page 109 - nt the full mid-day beam, purging and '"unsealing her long-abused sight at the fountain itself of heavenly radiance ; while the whole noise of timorous and flocking birds, with those also that love the twilight, flutter about, amazed at what she means, and in their envious gabble would prognosticate a year of sects
Page 163 - Shakspere. He was the man who, of all modern, and perhaps ancient poets, had the largest and most comprehensive soul. All the images of Nature were still present to him, and he drew them, not laboriously, but luckily: when he describes anything, you more than see it—you feel it too. Those who
Page 105 - to discourse, not beneath the reach of any point the highest that human capacity can soar to. Therefore the studies of Learning in her deepest sciences have been so ancient and so eminent among us, that writers of good antiquity and able judgment have been persuaded, that even the school of Pythagoras, and the Persian wisdom,
Page 106 - defence of beleaguered Truth, than there be pens and heads there, sitting by their studious lamps, musing, searching, revolving new notions and ideas wherewith to present, as with their homage and their fealty, the approaching reformation: others as fast reading, trying all things, assenting to the force of reason and
Page 139 - ON CIVIL GOVERNMENT. OF THE BEGINNING OF POLITICAL SOCIETIES. Men being, as has been said, by nature all free, equal, and independent,. no one can be put out of this estate, and subjected to the political power of another, without his own consent. The only way whereby any one divests himself of his natural liberty, and puts
Page 194 - tide of water rolling through it.'—' The valley that thou seest,' said he,' is the Vale of Misery ; and the tide of water that thou seest, is part of the great tide of Eternity.'—' What is the reason,' said I, 'that the tide I see rises out of a thick mist at one end and again
Page 417 - the publication of books, cause an intellectual famine. 21. Counsel ye.—Note ye used as an objective form of the pronoun. This anomaly is not uncommon in writers of the seventeenth century: " 0 flowers, which I bred up with tender hand, From the first opening bud, and gave ye names, Who now shall rear ye
Page 195 - in the midst of mirth and jollity, and catching at everything that stood by them to save themselves. Some were looking up towards heaven in a thoughtful posture, and in the midst of a speculation stumbled and fell out of sight. Multitudes were ^ very busy in the pursuit of bubbles that glittered in their eyes, and
Page 409 - or judgment . This word, now used in the sense of blame or reproach, originally meant (as its etymology implies) any judgment or opinion, favourable or unfavourable: " Censure me in your wisdom, and awake your senses, that you may the better
Page 104 - feature of loveliness and perfection. Suffer not these licensing prohibitions to stand at every place of opportunity forbidding and disturbing them that continue seeking, that continue to do our obsequies to the torn body of our martyred saint. We boast our light; but if we look not wisely on the sun itself, it

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