The Athenaeum (Google eBook)

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J. Lection, 1874
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July-December 1874

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Page 32 - The Lord gave the word; great was the company of those that published it. 12 Kings of armies did flee apace; and she that tarried at home divided the spoil. 13 Though ye have lien among the pots, yet shall ye be as the wings of a dove covered with silver, and her feathers with yellow gold.
Page 190 - LETTERS and LIFE of FRANCIS BACON, including all his Occasional Works. Collected and edited, with a Commentary, by J.
Page 201 - And if, unsatisfied, with them all, the human mind, with the yearning of a pilgrim for his distant home, will still turn to the Mystery from which it has emerged, seeking so to fashion it as to give unity to thought and faith ; so long as this is done, not only without intolerance or bigotry of any kind, but with the enlightened recognition that ultimate fixity of conception is here unattainable, and that each succeeding age must be held free to fashion the mystery in accordance with its own needs...
Page 148 - The Principles of Mental Physiology. With their Applications to the Training and Discipline of the Mind, and the Study of its Morbid Conditions.
Page 200 - I join,' says Draper, in the pious prayer of Alhazen, ' that in the day of judgment the All-Merciful will take pity on the soul of Abur-Raihan, because he was the first of the race of men to construct a table of specific gravities.' If all this be historic truth (and I have entire confidence in Dr. Draper), well may he 'deplore the systematic manner in which the literature of Europe has contrived to put out of sight our scientific obligations to the Mahommedans.
Page 28 - The reader at times holds his breath, so graphically yet so simply does John Ridd tell his tale . . . . ' Lorna Doone' is a work of real excellence, and as such we heartily commend it to the public.
Page 8 - A work of great value. It is the most faithful record we possess of the aristocracy of the day.
Page 41 - She whispered still that brightness would return, She, in the midst of all, preserved me still A Poet, made me seek beneath that name, And that alone, my office upon earth...
Page 41 - ... ordinary ; if you expected to see an ordinary woman, you would think her pretty ! but her manners are simple, ardent, impressive. In every motion, her most innocent soul outbeams so brightly, that who saw would say, " Guilt was a thing impossible in her." Her information various. Her eye watchful in minutest observation of nature ; and her taste, a perfect electrometer.
Page 199 - When smitten with the disease, the Christian peasant resorted to a shrine ; the Moorish one to an instructed physician. The Arabs encouraged translations from the Greek philosophers, but not from the Greek poets. They turned in...

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