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Page 54 - them all. I, in my pleached garden, watched the pomp, Forgot my morning wishes, hastily Took a few herbs and apples, and the Day Turnęd, and departed silent. I, too late, Under her solemn fillet saw the scorn.
Page 23 - still hidden from us—a change from era to era. The paths trodden by the footsteps of ages were broken up; old things were passing away, and the faith and the life of ten centuries were dissolving like a dream. Chivalry was dying. The abbey and the castle were soon to crumble
Page 25 - it is all gone, like an unsubstantial pageant faded, and between us and the old English there lies a gulf of mystery which the prose of the historian will never adequately bridge. They cannot come to us, and our imagination
Page 29 - Tilled Fields, . . and Books. In which third, truly, the last invented, lies a worth far surpassing that of the two others. Wondrous, indeed, is the virtue of a true Book. . . The true University of these days is a collection of Books.
Page 29 - Select Committee on the existing public libraries in Great Britain and Ireland, and on the best means of extending the establishment of libraries freely open to the public, especially in large towns.
Page 25 - This stuff hath he occupied in the stead of grey paper by the space of more than these ten years, and yet he hath store enough for as many years to come.
Page 53 - in an endless file, Bring diadems and faggots in their hands : To each they offer gifts after his will— Bread, kingdom, stars,
Page 25 - the aisles of our cathedrals, only as we gaze upon their silent figures sleeping on their tombs, some faint conceptions float before us of what these men were when they were alive.
Page 25 - that shall at this time be nameless, that bought the contents of two noble libraries for forty shillings' price. This stuff hath he occupied in the stead of