A random itinerary (Google eBook)

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E. Mathews and J. Lane, 1894 - England - 204 pages
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Page 177 - Here pause and, thro' the starting tear, Survey this grave. The poor Inhabitant below Was quick to learn and wise to know, And keenly felt the friendly glow, And softer flame, But thoughtless follies laid him low, And stain'd his name ! Reader, attend whether thy soul Soars fancy's flights beyond the pole, Or darkling grubs this earthly hole, In low pursuit ; Know, prudent, cautious self-control Is wisdom's root.
Page 178 - semblance in another's case. No voice divine the storm allay'd, No- light propitious shone; When, snatch'd from all effectual aid, We perish'd each alone : But I beneath a rougher sea, And whelm'd in deeper gulfs than he.
Page 213 - DAVIDSON (JOHN). PLAYS : An Unhistorical Pastoral ; A Romantic Farce ; Bruce, a Chronicle Play ; Smith, a Tragic Farce ; Scaramouch in Naxos, a Pantomime, with a Frontispiece and Cover Design by AUBREY BEARDSLEY.
Page 203 - ... of heaven : He saw where systems whirling stand, Where galaxies like snow are driven. Dead silence reigned; a shudder ran Through space; Time furled his wearied wings; A slow adagio then began Sweetly resolving troubled things. The dead were heralded along : As if with drums and trumps of flame, And flutes and oboes keen and strong, A brave andante singing came. Then like a python's sumptuous dress The frame of things was cast away, And out of Time's obscure distress The conquering scherzo thundered...
Page 216 - JOHNSON (LIONEL). THE ART OF THOMAS HARDY : Six Essays. With Etched Portrait by WM. STRANG, and Bibliography by JOHN LANE. Second Edition. Crown 8vo. 5s. 6d. net. Also 150 copies, large paper, with proofs of the portrait. i, is. net. New York : Dodd, Mead & Co.
Page 217 - GEORGE MEREDITH: Some Characteristics. With a Bibliography (much enlarged) by JOHN LANE, portrait, etc. Fourth Edition. Cr. 8vo. Purple cloth. 5s. 6d. net. THE RELIGION OF A LITERARY MAN.
Page 178 - OBSCUREST night involved the sky, The Atlantic billows roar'd, When such a destined wretch as I, Wash'd headlong from on board, Of friends, of hope, of all bereft, His floating home for ever left.
Page 217 - Fcap. 8vo. 3s. 6d. net. Very few remain. MARSTON (PHILIP BOURKE). A LAST HARVEST : LYRICS AND SONNETS FROM THE BOOK OF LIFE.
Page 201 - You see you are alive," he cried. He rocked them gently to and fro. " No, no, my love, you have not died, Nor you, my little fellow; no." Long in his arms he strained his dead, And crooned an antique lullaby; Then laid them on the lowly bed, And broke down with a doleful cry.
Page 210 - MR. LE GALLIENNE is a fortunate young gentleman. I don't know by what legerdemain he and his publishers work, but here, in an age as stony to poetry as the ages of Chatterton and Richard Savage, we find the full edition of his book sold before publication. How is it done, MESSRS. ELKIN MATHEWS AND JOHN LANE? for, without depreciating MH.

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