Sir Thomas More, Or, Colloquies on the Progress and Prospects of Society

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Page 384 - I care not, fortune, what you me deny ; You cannot rob me of free nature's grace ; You cannot shut the windows of the sky, Through which Aurora shows her brightening face, You cannot bar my constant feet to trace The woods and lawns, by living stream, at eve : Let health my nerves and finer fibres brace, And I their toys to the great children leave : Of fancy, reason, virtue, nought can me bereave.
Page 23 - When the rain is gathering from the south or west, and those flowers and herbs which serve as natural hygrometers close their leaves, men have no occasion to consult the stars for what the clouds and the earth are telling them. You were thinking of Prince Arthur when I introduced myself yesterday, as if musing upon the great events which seem to have received their bias from the apparent accident of his premature death." Montesinos. - I had fallen into one of those idle reveries in which we speculate...
Page 103 - ... rejects the lore Of nicely-calculated less or more ; So deemed the man who fashioned for the sense These lofty pillars, spread that branching roof Self-poised, and scooped into ten thousand cells, Where light and shade repose, where music dwells Lingering — and wandering on as loth to die; Like thoughts whose very sweetness yieldeth proof That they were born for immortality.
Page 397 - Is not this great Babylon, that I have built ... by the might of my power, and for the honour of my majesty...
Page 241 - Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust; for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.
Page 308 - For as for witches, I think not that their witchcraft is any real power; but yet that they are justly punished for the false belief they have that they can do such mischief, joined with their purpose to do it if they can; their trade being nearer to a new religion than to a craft or science.
Page 6 - JOHNSON, (with solemn vehemence). " Yes, madam : this is a question which, after five thousand years, is yet undecided: a question, whether in theology or philosophy, one of the most important that can come before the human understanding.
Page 198 - For he that once hath missed the right way, The further he doth goe, the further he doth stray. 44 Then do no further goe, no further stray; But here lie downe, and to thy rest betake, Th' ill to prevent, that life ensewen may.
Page 310 - Church History, vol. iii. p. 316. Dodd, who is one of the worst of historians in all respects, has omitted to state the ground upon which this able and innocent man required the ordeal. Gates was the only witness against him. " My Lord," said he, " seeing there is only his oath for it, and my denial, I have only one demand : I do not know whether it be an extravagant one or no; if it be, I do not desire to have it granted." LCJ " What is that demand ?" Gavan. " You know that in the beginning of the...
Page 405 - ... io nacqui per lui; dove io non mi vergogno parlare con loro e domandarli della ragione delle loro azioni; e quelli per loro umanitÓ mi rispondono; e non sento per quattro ore di tempo alcuna noia; sdimentico ogni affanno, non temo la povertÓ, non mi sbigottisce la morte: tutto mi trasferisco in loro.

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