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Page 172 - Every person has two educations, — one which he receives from others, and one, more important, which he gives himself.
Page 31 - Knowledge always desires increase : it is like fire, which must be first kindled by some external agent, but which will afterwards propagate itself.
Page 78 - I have attempted 1o convey the beauties into the English language in a free translation, stands amidst the foremost of the classical productions of antiquity. Of tragical writing it has ever been esteemed the model and the masterpiece. The grandeur of the subject is not less eminent than the dignity of the personages who are employed in it ; and the design of the whole can only be rivalled by that art with which the particular parts are conducted. The subject Is a...
Page 149 - I have often thought of you with affection ; indeed, I never admired you more than when you tried to alleviate my affliction ; for, whether it be from self-interest or not, I set a higher value on, the qualities of the heart than on those of the head.
Page 87 - ... sky, and the vernal mildness of the atmosphere, yielded him perpetual delight ; while the earth poured forth her fruits for his sustenance, without subjecting him to the toils of agriculture ; since it is applicable to no subsequent state of society, can only be considered as a poetical description of the happiness which our first parents enjoyed in the garden of Eden. The Age of Iron, which succeeded when this blissful state was entirely reversed, must refer to the fatal consequences which followed...
Page 99 - ... verses, are looked upon as a boyish exercise ; and although it is the practice not to call for this exercise, except from those who are known to excel in it, yet even this limited demand is seldom satisfied. So prevalent is the conviction, that the highest excellence alone can give it dignity ; and that other roads to distinction are open, in which every degree of merit will command respect. Its utility, however, even in the lower department of elegiac verse, is not generally understood. It imparts...