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Page 26 - a beneficial change in opinion or institution is poetry. Poets are the hierophants of an unapprehended inspiration ; the mirrors of the gigantic shadows which futurity casts upon the present ; the words which express what they understand not ; the trumpets which sing to battle and feel not what they inspire.
Page 523 - in hand they stood round the administration of Washington, and felt his own great arm lean on them for support. Unkind feeling, if it exist, alienation and distrust, are the growth, unnatural to such soils, of false principles since sown. They are weeds, the seeds of which that same great arm never
Page 12 - illustration suggested by thought or perception of analogies purely intellectual :— " And through his side the last drops ebbing slow From the red gash, fall heavy, one by one, Like the first of a thunder shower.
Page 523 - Sir, does he suppose it in his power to exhibit a Carolina name, so bright, as to produce envy in my bosom? No, Sir, increased gratification and delight, rather. I thank God, that, if I am gifted with little of the spirit which is able to raise mortals to the skies, I have yet none, as I trust,
Page 525 - the gentleman seems to forget where, and what, we are. This is a senate ¡ a senate of equals ¡ of men of individual honour and personal character, and of absolute independence. We know no masters ; we acknowledge no dictators. This is a hall for mutual consultation
Page 524 - disclaimed having used the word rankling.] It would not, Mr. President, be safe for the honourable member to appeal to those around him, upon the question, whether he did, in fact, make use of that word. But he may have been unconscious of it ; at any rate, it is enough that he disclaims it.
Page 66 - on one stone, and the other six names of the rest on the " other stone, according to their birth. With the work of an " engraver in stone, like the engravings of a signet, shalt thou " engrave the two stones with the names of the children of " Israel.
Page 476 - Will ye not tremble at my presence, which have placed the sand for the bound of the sea, by a perpetual decree, that it cannot pass it ?*
Page 524 - which I wished at any time, or now wish to discharge, I must repeat, also, that nothing has been received here which rankles, or in any way gives me annoyance. I will not accuse the honourable member of violating the rules of civilized