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Page 127 - They parted - ne'er to meet again! But never either found another To free the hollow heart from paining They stood aloof, the scars remaining, Like cliffs, which had been rent asunder; A dreary sea now flows between; But neither heat, nor frost, nor thunder, Shall wholly do away, I ween, The marks of that which once hath been.
Page 126 - Thames' translucent wave Shines a broad mirror through the shadowy cave ; Where lingering drops from mineral roofs distil, And pointed crystals break the sparkling rill j Unpolish'd gems no ray on pride bestow, And latent metals innocently glow : Approach. Great nature studiously behold! And eye the mine without a wish for gold. Approach : but awful ! lo ! the ^Egerian grot, Where nobly pensive St.
Page 134 - BIBLIOGRAPHICAL GUIDE TO AMERICAN LITERATURE : A Classed List of Books published in the United States of America, from 1817 to 1857. With Bibliographical Introduction, Notes, and Alphabetical Index. Compiled and Edited by Nicolas Trubner.
Page 134 - American, has taken the trouble of compiling, arranging, digestin'.', editing, and publishing such a work, who else but a German could undertake it? who else among the European nations would have thought American* literature worth the labour, the time, and the money ? and, let me add, that a smaller work of a similar character. ' The Literature of American Local History,
Page 134 - Trubner is a German, who has never inhabited the United States, and yet he risks his time, labour, and money, in literary publications, for which even vain endeavours would have been made to find an American publisher.
Page 133 - Owlglass," based upon the famous Tamul tale of the Gooroo Paramartan, and exhibiting, in the form of a skilfully-constructed consecutive narrative, some of the finest specimens of Eastern wit and humour. Elegantly printed on tinted paper, in crown 8vo, pp. 223, richly gilt ornamental cover, gilt edges. 1861. 10s. 6d.
Page 134 - Trubner himself, to say how far he has succeeded or fallen short of his undertaking— how few, or how many, have been his omissions. There is one indication, however, of his careful minuteness, which suggests the amount of labour that must have been bestowed on the work — namely, the full enumeration of all the contents of the various Transaction and Scientific Journals. Thus, 'the Transactions of the American Philosophical Society...
Page 134 - The majority of the public of other nations will do the same, as it cannot be everybody's business to understand the usefulness of bibliography, and of books containing nothing but the enumeration and description of books. One thing, however, must be apparent: the deep interest taken by some foreigners in some of the more ideal spheres of American life ; and if it is true, that the clear historical insight into its own development, ideal as well as...
Page 134 - Now, here, Mr. Trubner, a German, comes out with a list of American books, filling a thick volume, though containing American publications only, upward from the year 1817, from which time he dates the period of a more decided literary independence of the United States.
Page 121 - TO THE ILLUSTRIOUS GOETHE A STRANGER PRESUMES TO OFFER THE HOMAGE OF A LITERARY VASSAL TO HIS LIEGE LORD, THE FIRST OF EXISTING WRITERS, WHO HAS CREATED THE LITERATURE OF HIS OWN COUNTRY, AND ILLUSTRATED THAT OF EUROPE. THE UNWORTHY PRODUCTION WHICH THE AUTHOR VENTURES TO INSCRIBE TO HIM IS ENTITLED SARDANAPALUS.