Romantic Professions: And Other Papers (Google eBook)

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E. Mathews & J. Lane, 1894 - Fiction - 225 pages
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Page 192 - Poetry is the breath and finer spirit of all knowledge ; it is the impassioned expression which is in the countenance of all Science.
Page 154 - Vanitatum ! which of us is happy in this world ? Which of us has his desire? or, having it, is satisfied ? come, children, let us shut up the box and the puppets, for our play is played out.
Page 116 - Or say there's beauty with no soul at all (I never saw it - put the case the same - ) If you get simple beauty and nought else, You get about the best thing God invents, That's somewhat.
Page 16 - Every man thinks meanly of himself for not having been a soldier, or not having been at sea." BOSWELL. "Lord Mansfield does not." JOHNSON. "Sir, if Lord Mansfield were in a company of General Officers and Admirals who have been in service, he would shrink ; he'd wish to creep under the table.
Page 219 - ... an inward prompting which now grew daily upon me, that by labor and intent study, which I take to be my portion in this life, joined with the strong propensity of nature, I might perhaps leave something so written to after times, as they should not willingly let it die.
Page 216 - The affectionate Laidlaw beseeching him to stop dictating, when his audible suffering filled every pause. ' Nay, Willie,' he answered, ' only see that the doors are fast. I would fain keep all the cry as well as all the wool to ourselves ; but as to giving over work, that can only be when I am in woollen.
Page 218 - Memory and her siren daughters ; but by devout prayer to that eternal spirit, who can enrich with all utterance and knowledge, and sends out his seraphim with the hallowed fire of his altar to touch and purify the lips of whom he pleases...
Page 236 - OXFORD CHARACTERS. A series of lithographed portraits by WILL ROTHENSTEIN, with text by F. YORK POWELL and others. To be issued monthly in term. Each number will contain two portraits. Parts I. to V.
Page 215 - I have been watching it it fascinates my eye it never stops page after page is finished and thrown on that heap of MS., and still it goes on unwearied and so it will be till candles are brought in, and God knows how long after that. It is the same every night I can't stand the sight of it when I am not at my books.
Page 183 - For he himself witnesses what he has seen with his own eyes and heard with his own ears.

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