Caius Gracchus. Virginius. William Tell. Alfred the Great. The hunchback. The wife. The beggar of Bethnal Green. The daughter

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Routledge, Warne, & Routledge, 1864
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Page 123 - Ye are the things that tower, that shine, whose smile Makes glad, whose frown is terrible, whose forms, Robed or unrobed, do all the impress wear Of awe divine. Ye guards of liberty, I'm with you once again! I call to you With all my voice! I hold my hands to you, To show they still are free...
Page 136 - I sat In my boat at night, when midway o'er the lake The stars went out, and down the mountain gorge The wind came roaring, — I have sat and eyed The thunder breaking from his cloud, and smiled To see him shake his lightnings o'er my head, And think I had no master save his own.
Page 123 - Ye crags and peaks, I'm with you once again! I hold to you the hands you first beheld, To show they still are free. Methinks I hear A spirit in your echoes answer me, And bid your tenant welcome to his home Again! O sacred forms, how proud you look! How high you lift your heads into the sky! How huge you are! how mighty and how free!
Page 165 - Father ! TELL. Speak not to me. Let me not hear thy voice. Thou must be dumb ; And so should all things be. Earth should be dumb! And Heaven — unless its thunders muttered at The deed and sent a bolt to stop it. Give me My bow and quiver. GES. When all's ready.
Page 159 - Tell. Ay: They watch no more the avalanche. Ges. Why so? Tell. Because they look for thee. The hurricane Comes unawares upon them ; from its bed The torrent breaks, and finds them in its track. Ges. What do they then ? Tell. Thank Heaven it is not thou ! Thou hast perverted nature in them.
Page 123 - Scaling yonder peak, I saw an eagle wheeling near its brow, O'er the abyss. His broad expanded wings Lay calm and motionless upon the air, As if he floated there without their aid, By the sole act of his unlorded will, That buoyed him proudly up.
Page 136 - I have thought of other lands, whose storms Are summer flaws to those of mine, and just Have wished me there, — the thought that mine was free Has checked that wish, and I have raised my head, And cried in thraldom to that furious wind, " Blow on ! This is the land of liberty...
Page 265 - ... you'd speak ; at first entreat ; Then urge ; then flout ; then argue ; then enforce ; Make prisoner of her hand ; besiege her waist ; Threaten her lips with storming ; keep thy word And carry her ! My sampler 'gainst thy Ovid ! Why, cousin, are you frighten'd, that you stand As you were stricken dumb?
Page 132 - I'm his son ; and when I am a man, I may be like him. Mother, do I brag To think I some time may be like my father ? If so, then is it he that teaches me ; For ever as I wonder at his skill, He calls me boy, and says I must do more Ere I become a man ! Emma.
Page 101 - Appius, I pray you, wait! If she is not My child, she hath been like a child to me For fifteen years. If I am not her father, I have been like a father to her, Appius, For even such a time. They that have lived So long a time together, in so near And dear society, may be allow'd A little time for parting.

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