The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 104

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Atlantic Monthly Company, 1909 - American literature

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Page 421 - Out of the eater came forth meat, and out of the strong came forth sweetness.
Page 2 - Then felt I like some watcher of the skies When a new planet swims into his ken; Or like stout Cortez when with eagle eyes He stared at the Pacific — and all his men Looked at each other with a wild surmise — Silent, upon a peak in Darien.
Page 50 - For thus saith the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel ; " In returning and rest shall ye be saved ; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength :
Page 372 - If you can find any person, anywhere, professing to have any proposition of Jefferson Davis in writing, for peace, embracing the restoration of the Union and abandonment of slavery, whatever else it embraces, say to him he may come to me with you...
Page 558 - Je forme une entreprise qui n'eut jamais d'exemple et dont l'exécution n'aura point d'imitateur. Je veux montrer à mes semblables un homme dans toute la vérité de la nature ; et cet homme ce sera moi.
Page 257 - Fleet Street has a very animated appearance ; but I think the full tide of human existence is at Charing Cross.
Page 124 - I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding ; and, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down.
Page 281 - ... it. For in many cases, all that we can do, or should aim at, is to make the best of what Nature has given; to prevent the Vices and Faults to which such a Constitution is most inclined, and give it all the Advantages it is capable of. Every one's Natural Genius should be carried as far as it could, but to Attempt the putting another upon him, will be but Labour in vain: And what is so Plaister'd on, will at best sit but untowardly, and have always hanging to it the Ungracefulness of Constraint...
Page 47 - HE who bends to himself a. joy Does the winged life destroy ; But he who kisses the joy as it flies Lives in eternity's sunrise.
Page 625 - The giant sufferer lay extended diagonally across the bed, which was not long enough for him. He had been stripped of his clothes. His large arms, which were occasionally exposed, were of a size which one would scarce have expected from his spare appearance. His slow, full respiration lifted the clothes with each breath that he took. His features were calm and striking, I had never seen them appear to better advantage than for the first hour, perhaps, that I was there.

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