Putnam's & the Reader, Volume 5

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G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1909 - Literature

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Page 327 - When I was yet a child, no childish play To me was pleasing; all my mind was set Serious to learn and know, and thence to do, "What might be public good : myself I thought Born to that end, born to promote all truth, All righteous things...
Page 437 - From childhood's hour I have not been As others were — I have not seen As others saw — I could not bring My passions from a common spring. From the same source I have not taken My sorrow; I could not awaken My heart to joy at the same tone; And all I lov'd, I lov'd alone.
Page 258 - To sit the midst of Trinal Unity, He laid aside ; and here with us to be, Forsook the courts of everlasting day, And chose with us a darksome house of mortal clay.
Page 258 - Hast thou no verse, no hymn, or solemn strain To welcome Him to this His new abode, Now while the heaven, by the sun's team untrod, Hath took no print of the approaching light, And all the spangled host keep watch in squadrons bright...
Page 325 - Whose midnight revels, by a forest side, Or fountain, some belated peasant sees, Or dreams he sees, while overhead the moon Sits arbitress, and nearer to the earth Wheels her pale course ; they, on their mirth and dance Intent, with jocund music charm his ear ; At once with joy and fear his heart rebounds.
Page 324 - ... in winter often ere the sound of any bell awake men to labour, or to devotion ; in summer as oft with the bird that first rouses, or not much tardier, to read good authors, or cause them to be read, till the attention be weary, or memory have its full fraught : then with useful and generous labours preserving the body's health and hardiness...
Page 675 - Here was a type of the true elder race, And one of Plutarch's men talked with us face to face.
Page 651 - ... day in Cornwall Gardens, and it was not my fault that I married him. I have been very miserable, and I don't suppose I shall ever be happy again. But the world is a large place, and I am going to wander about; I have always longed to see the whole of it; now I shall go to the east and the west and the north and the south like a wandering Jewess.
Page 185 - ... this American cruiser might, by our own principles of international law, stop the West Indian packet, search her, and if the Southern men and their despatches and credentials were found on board, either take them out, or seize the packet and carry her back to New York for trial.
Page 493 - This book (whether in the Hajji Baba sense or not I can't say, but certainly in the literal one) has made my face white in a foreign land. My cheeks, which were beginning to fill out, have sunk again ; my eyes have grown immensely large ; my hair is very lank ; and the head inside the hair is hot and giddy. Read the scene at the end of the third part, twice. I wouldn't write it twice, for something.

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