Essays and Studies, Volume 9

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J. Murray, 1924 - English literature
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Page 69 - Of Truth, of Grandeur, Beauty, Love, and Hope, And melancholy Fear subdued by Faith; Of blessed consolations in distress; Of moral strength, and intellectual Power; Of joy in widest commonalty spread...
Page 140 - Twould blow like this through holt and hanger When Uricon the city stood: Tis the old wind in the old anger, But then it threshed another wood.
Page 72 - Joseph was an old man, And an old man was he, When he wedded Mary In the land of Galilee.
Page 126 - O'er bog or steep, through strait, rough, dense, or rare, With head, hands, wings, or feet, pursues his way, And swims, or sinks, or wades, or creeps, or flies.
Page 15 - Brutus ! there lies beyond the Gallic bounds An island which the western sea surrounds, By giants once possessed; now few remain To bar thy entrance, or obstruct thy reign. To reach that happy shore thy sails employ; There fate decrees to raise a second Troy, And found an empire in thy royal line, Which time shall ne'er destroy, nor bounds confine.
Page 73 - O then bespoke the Babe Within his Mother's womb: Bow down then the tallest tree For my Mother to have some.
Page 101 - It ought to be the first endeavour of a writer to distinguish nature from custom ; or that which is established because it is right, from that which is right only because it is established ; that he may neither violate essential principles by a desire of novelty, nor debar himself from the attainment of beauties within his view, by a needless fear of breaking rules which no literary dictator had authority to enact N 157.
Page 113 - He that treats of fashionable follies, and the topics of the day, that describes present persons and recent events, finds many readers, whose understandings and whose passions he gratifies.
Page 25 - ... incredulity. For these, and those causes above mentioned, that which hath received approbation from so many, I have chosen not to omit. Certain or uncertain, be that upon the credit of those whom I must follow ; so far as keeps aloof from impossible and absurd, attested by ancient writers from books more ancient, I refuse not, as the due and proper subject of story.
Page 92 - Then he laid his head on his right shoulder, Seeing death it struck him nigh, — " The Holy Ghost be with your soul, I die, mother dear, I die.

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