What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Arnold artist barn swallow beauty bird burning-glass Carlyle's Catholicism character charm church classic clear criticism culture earth Eliza Cook emotion English essays fact feel field flavor flower force genius give Goethe gray wolf Greek heart Hellenism heroic human ideal ideas imagination impression individual intellectual interest John Bull Johnson journal kind knowledge less letters light literary literature live look mankind Matthew Arnold mind modern moral natural truth ness never passion Plutarch poems poet poetic poetry principle probably prose Protestantism pure Puritanism qualities race reader religion religious Sainte-Beuve says scientific seems sense sentiment Silurian skulker solitude song sparrow soul speak spirit stands style sweet sympathy taste things Thoreau thought tion Titmouse to-day tree true ture Victor Hugo virtue voice Walden Walden Pond White whole wild words Wordsworth writer
Page 109 - Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought ? Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side ? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land. But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face.
Page 213 - Love your neighbor as yourself; do unto others as you would that others should do unto you; think no evil, etc.
Page 134 - Aurelius is not a great writer, a great philosophy-maker ; he is the friend and aider of those who would live in the spirit.
Page 215 - ... shed tears for. Had these men any quarrel? Busy as the Devil is, not the smallest! They lived far enough apart: were the entirest strangers: nay. in so wide a Universe, there was even, unconsciously, by Commerce, some mutual helpfulness between them. How then? Simpleton! Their governors had fallen out: and instead of shooting one another, had the cunning to make these poor blockheads shoot.
Page 214 - And now to that same spot in the south of Spain, are thirty similar French artisans, from a French Dumdrudge, in like manner wending; till at length, after infinite effort, the two parties come into actual juxtaposition; and Thirty stand fronting Thirty, each with a gun in his hand. Straightway the word 'Fire...
Page 153 - I hung my verses in the wind, Time and tide their faults may find. All were winnowed through and through, Five lines lasted sound and true; Five were smelted in a pot Than the South more fierce and hot; These the siroc could not melt, Fire their fiercer flaming felt, And the meaning was more white Than July's meridian light. Sunshine cannot bleach the snow, Nor time unmake what poets know.
Page 70 - If the time should ever come when what is now called science, thus familiarized to men, shall be ready to put on, as it were, a form of flesh and blood, the Poet will lend his divine spirit to aid the transfiguration, and will welcome the Being thus produced, as a dear and genuine inmate of the household of man...
Page 93 - The uppermost idea with Hellenism is to see things as they really are; the uppermost idea with Hebraism is conduct and obedience. Nothing can do away with this ineffaceable difference. The Greek quarrel with the body and its desires is, that they hinder right thinking; the Hebrew quarrel with them is, that they hinder right acting. "He that keepeth the law, happy is he...