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Angus and Robertson, 1905
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Page xxxviii - And in my breast the imperfect joys expire; Yet morning smiles the busy race to cheer, And new-born pleasure brings to happier men; The fields to all their wonted tribute bear; To warm their little loves the birds complain. I fruitless mourn to him that cannot hear, And weep the more because I weep in vain...
Page xxx - AMONG all kinds of writing, there is none in which authors are more apt to miscarry than in works of humour, as there is none in which they are more ambitious to excel.
Page xxxi - Die Gleichgültigkeit, mit der unser philosophierendes Zeitalter auf die Spiele der Musen herabzusehen anfängt, scheint keine Gattung der Poesie empfindlicher zu treffen als die -lyrische.
Page xxxviii - In vain to me the smiling mornings shine, And reddening Phoebus lifts his golden fire: The birds in vain their amorous descant join, Or cheerful fields resume their green attire. These ears, alas! for other notes repine; A different object do these eyes require; My lonely anguish melts no heart but mine; And in my breast the...
Page xxxi - Bei der Vereinzelung und getrennten Wirksamkeit unsrer Geisteskräfte, die der erweiterte Kreis des Wissens und die Absonderung der Berufsgeschäfte notwendig macht, ist es die Dichtkunst beinahe allein, welche die getrennten Kräfte der Seele wieder in Vereinigung bringt, welche Kopf und Herz, Scharfsinn und Witz, Vernunft und Einbildungskraft in harmonischem Bunde beschäftigt, welche gleichsam den ganzen Menschen in uns wieder herstellt.
Page xiv - Tartary, being arrived at the town of Balk, went into the king's palace by mistake, as thinking it to be a public inn or caravansary. Having looked about him for some time, he entered into a long gallery, where he laid down his wallet, and spread his carpet, in order to repose himself upon it, after the manner of the eastern nations.
Page xxx - ... look into the productions of several writers, who set up for men of humour, what wild irregular fancies, what unnatural distortions of thought, do we meet with ? if they speak nonsense, they believe they are talking humour ; and when they have drawn together a scheme of absurd inconsistent ideas, they are not able to read it over to themselves without laughing.
Page xiv - He had not been long in this posture before he was discovered by some of the guards, who asked him what was his business in that place? The dervise told them he intended to take up his night's lodging in that caravansary. The guards let him know, in a very angry manner, that the house he was in was not a caravansary, but the king's palace. It happened that the king himself passed through the gallery during...
Page xxxviii - Phoebus lifts his golden fire : The birds in vain their amorous descant join, Or cheerful fields resume their green attire. These ears, alas! for other notes repine; A different object do these eyes require: My lonely anguish melts no heart but mine: And in my breast the imperfect joys expire...
Page 72 - Corps, and such other persons as may from time to time be appointed by Grace.

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