Complete Works, Volume 5

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Houghton Mifflin & Company, 1884
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Page 228 - That it be a receptacle for all such profitable observations and axioms as fall not within the compass of any of the special parts of philosophy or sciences, but are more common and of a higher stage.
Page 214 - And one traces this Jewish prayer in all English private history, from the prayers of King Richard, in Richard of Devizes' Chronicle, to those in the diaries of Sir Samuel Romilly, and of Haydon the painter.
Page 101 - I FIND the Englishman to be him of all men who stands firmest in his shoes. They have in themselves what they value in their horses, — mettle and bottom.
Page 122 - They have a very high reputation in arms; and from the great fear the French entertain of them, one must believe it to be justly acquired. But I have it on the best information, that when the war is raging most furiously, they will seek for good eating, and all their other comforts, without thinking of what harm might befall them.
Page 18 - On my return I came from Glasgow to Dumfries, and being intent on delivering a letter which I had brought from Rome, inquired for Craigenputtock. It was a farm in Nithsdale, in the parish of Dunscore, sixteen miles distant. No public coach passed near it, so I took a private carriage from the inn. I found the house amid desolate heathery hills, where the lonely scholar nourished his mighty...
Page 228 - ... if any man think philosophy and universality to be idle studies, he doth not consider that all professions are from thence served and supplied.
Page 294 - That which lures a solitary American in the woods with the wish to see England, is the moral peculiarity of the Saxon race,— its commanding sense of right and wrong...
Page 10 - I found him noble and courteous, living in a cloud of pictures at his Villa Ghe. rardesca, a fine house commanding a beautiful landscape. I had inferred from his books, or magnified from some anecdotes, an impression of Achillean wrath, — an untamable petulance. I do not know whether the imputation were just or not, but certainly on this May day his courtesy veiled that haughty mind and he was the most patient and gentle of hosts.
Page 141 - Scotch are much handsomer; and that the English are great lovers of themselves, and of everything belonging to them; they think that there are no other men than themselves, and no other world but England; and whenever they see a handsome foreigner, they say that 'he looks like an Englishman...
Page 10 - Here is my theory of structure : A scientific arrangement of spaces and forms to functions and to site ; an emphasis of features proportioned to their gradated importance in function ; color and ornament to be decided and arranged and varied by strictly organic laws, having a distinct reason for each decision ; the entire and immediate banishment of all make-shift and make* believe.

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