Periods of European Literature, Volume 10

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C. Scribner's sons, 1907
 

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Página 30 - The wan moon is setting behind the white wave, And time is setting with me, Oh...
Página 57 - ... be so, I would willingly take all reasonable pains to correct. But it is dangerous to make these alterations on the simple authority of a few individuals, or even of certain classes of men; for where the understanding of an author is not convinced...
Página 33 - I walk out, sit down now and then, look out for objects in nature around me that are in unison or harmony with the cogitations of my fancy, and workings of my bosom; humming every now and then the air, with the verses I have framed. When I feel my muse beginning to jade...
Página 154 - All that he had ever heard - all that he had ever read - when compared with it dwindled into nothing, and vanished like vapour before the sun.
Página 129 - ... frequently be thwarted, their will controlled, and their passions brought into subjection. This can only be done by a power out of...
Página 226 - I can give not what men call love, But wilt thou accept not The worship the heart lifts above And the Heavens reject not, The desire of the moth for the star, Of the night for the morrow, The devotion to something afar From the sphere of our sorrow...
Página 72 - Did both find, helpers to their hearts' desire, And stuff at hand, plastic as they could wish, — Were called upon to exercise their skill, Not in "Utopia, — subterranean fields, — Or some secreted island, Heaven knows where ! But in the very world, which is the world Of all of us, — the place where, in the end, We find our happiness, or not at all...
Página 129 - Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants. Men have a right that these wants should be provided for by this wisdom. Among these wants is to be reckoned the want, out of civil society, of a sufficient restraint upon their passions.
Página 411 - the air of this country did not agree with " you, and we are not yet reduced to seek " for models amongst the people you admire. " Your last work is not French ; it is I " who have put a stop to the publication of

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