Essays from the Times: being a selection from the literary papers which have appeared in that journal (Google eBook)

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John Murray, 1851 - English essays - 310 pages
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Page 126 - Cannot be ill, cannot be good : if ill, Why hath it given me earnest of success, Commencing in a truth ? I...
Page 263 - The Genius of Poetry must work out its own salvation in a man. It cannot be matured by law and precept, but by sensation and watchfulness in itself. That which is creative must create itself.
Page 28 - Could I have rewarded these services I would not now call upon my country ; but as that has not been in my power, I leave Emma, Lady Hamilton therefore a legacy to my king and country, that they will give her an ample provision to maintain her rank in life.
Page 269 - The cemetery is an open space among the ruins, covered in winter with violets and daisies. It might make one in love with death, to think that one should be buried in so sweet a place.
Page 145 - ... most timid writer or artist, who found himself for the first time among Ambassadors and Earls. They will remember that constant flow of conversation, so natural, so animated, so various, so rich with observation and anecdote ; that wit which never gave a wound ; that exquisite mimicry which ennobled, instead of degrading...
Page 28 - Then in sight of the combined fleets of France and Spain, distant about ten miles. " Whereas the eminent services of Emma Hamilton, widow of the Right Honourable Sir William Hamilton, have been of the very greatest service to my king and country, to my knowledge, without ever receiving any reward from either our king or country.
Page 29 - I have called two or three of our fresh ships round, and have no doubt of giving them a drubbing." "I hope," said Nelson, "none of our ships have struck ? ' ' Hardy answered, '
Page 272 - Grote the compliment which he pays to others, "the poets, historians, orators, and philosophers of Greece, have been all rendered both more intelligible and more instructive to the student, and the general picture of the Grecian world may now be conceived with a degree of fidelity which, considering our imperfect materials, it is curious to contemplate.
Page 194 - To Jeffrey as an individual I shall ever be ready to show every kind of individual courtesy; but of Judge Jeffrey of the Edinburgh Review I must ever think and speak as of a bad politician, a worse moralist, and a critic, in matters of taste, equally incompetent and unjust.
Page 23 - I hope some day to have the pleasure of introducing you to Lady Hamilton, she is one of the very best women in the world ; she is an honour to her sex.

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