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Page 197 - Homer ruled as his demesne : Yet did I never breathe its pure serene Till I heard Chapman speak out loud and bold : Then felt I like some watcher of the skies When a new planet swims into his ken ; Or like stout Cortez when with eagle eyes He stared at the Pacific — and all his men Look'd at each other with a wild surmise— Silent, upon a peak in Darien.
Page 219 - What art's for a woman ? To hold on her knees Both darlings ! to feel all their arms round her throat, Cling, strangle a little ! to sew by degrees And 'broider the long-clothes and neat little coat; To dream and to doat. To teach them ... It stings there ! / made them indeed Speak plain the word country.
Page 23 - How often have I scaled the craggie Oke, All to dislodge the Raven of her nest ? How have I wearied with many a stroke The stately Walnut-tree, the while the rest Under the tree fell all for nuts at strife ? For ylike to me was libertee and lyfe.
Page 194 - He that will write well in any tongue, must follow this counsel of Aristotle, to speak as the common people do, to think as wise men do : as so should every man understand him, and the judgment of wise men allow him.
Page 235 - I goe thither, as sent by him, and maintained most what of him; and there am to employ my time, my body, my minde, to his Honours seruice.
Page 301 - Wherefore, he said, shall I toil :No need have I of master. I can work With my own hands great marvels, and have power To build a throne more worthy of a God, Higher in heaven. Why shall I for His smile Serve Him, bend to Him thus in vassalage ': I may be God as He. Stand by me, strong supporters firm in strife. Hard-mooded heroes, famous warriors...
Page 247 - In the year 1599, the hall of the stationers underwent as great a purgation as was carried on in Don Quixote's library. Warton gives a list of the best writers who were ordered for immediate conflagration by the prelates Whitgift and Bancroft, urged by the puritanic and calvinistic factions.
Page 273 - Tumultuously heaved, hot pains of wrath Without him. Then said he, ' Most unlike this narrow place To that which once we knew, high in heaven's realm, Which my Lord gave me, though therein no more For the Almighty we hold royalties.
Page 267 - Flush'd with mirth and hope they burn : But none from Cattraeth's vale return, Save Aeron brave, and Conan strong, (Bursting through the bloody throng) And I, the meanest of...