The Confessions of Lord Byron: A Collection of His Private Opinions of Men and of Matters, Taken from the New and Enlarged Edition of His Letters and Journals

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Murray, 1905 - 402 страници

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Страница 279 - The terror is likewise in the punishment of the same criminal, who, if he be represented too great an offender, will not be pitied ; if altogether innocent, his punishment will be unjust.
Страница 120 - Lord, Lord, if these home-keeping minstrels had crossed your Atlantic or my Mediterranean, and tasted a little open boating in a white squall — or a gale in 'the Gut...
Страница 189 - My indignation at Mr. Keats's depreciation of Pope has hardly permitted me to do justice to his own genius, which, malgre all the fantastic fopperies of his style, was undoubtedly of great promise. His fragment of ' Hyperion' seems actually inspired by the Titans, and is as sublime as Xsdiylus.
Страница 99 - Indisputably, the firm believers in the gospel have a great advantage over all others — for this simple reason, that if true, they will have their reward hereafter; and if there be no hereafter, they can be but with the infidel in his eternal sleep, having had the assistance of an exalted hope through life, without subsequent disappointment, since (at the worst of them) "out of nothing, nothing can arise,
Страница 250 - There is one part of your observations in the pamphlet which I shall venture to remark upon; — it regards Walter Scott. You say that " his character is little " worthy of enthusiasm," at the same time that you mention his productions in the manner they deserve. I have known Walter Scott long and well, and in occasional situations which call forth the real character — and I can assure you that his character is worthy of admiration — that of all men he is the most open, the most honourable, the...
Страница 365 - TERESA : — I have read this book in your garden; my love, you were absent, or else I could not have read it. It is a favourite book of yours, and the writer was a friend of mine. You will not understand these English words, and others will not understand them — which is the reason I have not scrawled them in Italian. But you will...
Страница 343 - Whatever Sheridan has done or chosen to do has been, par excellence, always the best of its kind.
Страница 380 - All my others are men-of-the-world friendships. I did not even feel it for Shelley, however much I admired and esteemed him; so that you see not even vanity could bribe me into it, for, of all men, Shelley thought highest of my talents, — and perhaps of my disposition.
Страница 129 - I can never get people to understand that poetry is the expression of excited passion, and that there is no such thing as a life of passion any more than a continuous earthquake, or an eternal fever. Besides, who would ever shave themselves in such a state...