An Author's Mind: The Book of Title-pages

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Martin Farquhar Tupper
R. Bentley, 1841 - 305 pages
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Page 107 - Where slaves once more their native land behold, No fiends torment, no Christians thirst for gold. To Be, contents his natural desire, He asks no Angel's wing, no Seraph's fire; But thinks, admitted to that equal sky, His faithful dog shall bear him company.
Page 190 - There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty.
Page 103 - Who sees with equal eye, as God of all, A hero perish, or a sparrow fall, Atoms or systems into ruin hurl'd, And now a bubble burst, and now a world.
Page 143 - Who is this that cometh out of the wilderness Like pillars of smoke, perfumed with myrrh and frankincense, With all powders of the merchant?
Page 158 - ... chaste sobriety whene'er she speaks, What glad content sits smiling on her cheeks, What plans of goodness in that bosom glow, What prudent care is throned upon her brow, What tender truth in all she does or says, What pleasantness and peace in all her ways ! For ever blooming on that cheerful face Home's best affections grow divine in grace ; Her eyes are ray'd with love, serene and bright ; Charity wreathes her lips with smiles of light ; Her kindly voice hath music in its notes ; And Heav'n's...
Page 4 - Lernsean necks sprout again, claiming with many mouths to explain, amuse, suggest, and controvert, to publish invention, and proscribe error. Truly it were enviable to be less apprehensive, less retentive ; to be fitted with a colander-mind, like that penal cask which forty-nine Dana'ides might not keep from leaking; to be, sometimes at least, suffered for a holiday to ramble brainless in the paradise of fools.
Page 275 - I think a little plot of ground, thick-sown, is better than a great field, which for the most part of it lieth fallow.
Page 157 - Behold, how fair of eye, and mild of mien Walks forth of marriage yonder gentle queen ; What chaste sobriety whene'er she speaks, What glad content sits smiling on her cheeks, What plans of goodness in that bosom glow, What prudent care is throned upon her brow, What tender truth in all she does or says, What pleasantness and peace in all her ways ! For...
Page 23 - Writing is the concreted fruit of thinking, the original expression of new combinations of idea, the fresh chemical product of educational compounds long simmering in the mind, the possession of a sixth sense distinguishing intelligence, and proclaiming it to the four winds. or comical : — Against bears in a stage coach, pointers in a drawing-room, lap-dogs in a...
Page 4 - Danaides might not keep from leaking ; to be, sometimes at least, suffered, for a holiday, to ramble brainless in the paradise of fools. Memory, imagination, zeal, perceptions of men and things, equally with rank and riches, have often cost their full price, as many mad have known ; they take too much out of a man, fret, wear, worry him ; to be irritable is the conditional tax laid of old upon an author's intellect: the crowd of internal imagery makes him hasty, quick, nervous, as a haunted, hunted...

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