The Countess Rudolstadt: Being a Sequel to "Consuelo."

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Dodd, Mead, 1891 - French literature
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Page 373 - She does all the greatest and most beautiful things that are done in the world : it is she who cultivates the fields and prunes the trees ; it is she who drives the herds to pasture, singing the while all sweet songs ; it is she who sees the day break, and catches the sun's first smile, — the good goddess of Poverty! 8. It is she who builds of green boughs the woodman's cabin, and makes the hunter's eye like that of the eagle ; it is she who brings...
Page 374 - ... the young girl, — the good Goddess of Poverty ! It is she who sustains the cottage shaken by the storm ; it is she who saves rosin for the torch, and oil for the lamp ; it is she who kneads bread for the family, and weaves garments for summer and winter ; it is she who feeds and maintains the world, — the good Goddess of Poverty ! . It is she who has built...
Page 114 - Our war is wholly intellectual, like our mission. We appeal to the mind. We act by the mind. It is not with the strong hand that we can overthrow governments now organized and based upon all the resources of brute force. We wage against them a slower, more secret and deeper war, — we attack them at the heart. We shake their foundations by destroying the blind faith and idolatrous respect which they seek to inspire.
Page 373 - ... peep of dawn, and receives the last smile of evening — the good Goddess of Poverty ! It is she who builds the cabin of the wood-cutter with green boughs, and gives to the poacher the glance of the eagle ; it is she who rears the most beautiful urchins, and makes the spade and the plough light in the hands of the old man — the good Goddess of Poverty ! It is she who inspires the poet, and makes the violin, the guitar, and the flute, eloquent under the fingers of the wandering artist ; it is...
Page 373 - She always makes the grandest and most beautiful things that we see upon the earth; it is she who has cultivated the fields and pruned the trees ; it is she who tends the flocks, singing the most beautiful airs ; it is she who sees the first peep of dawn, and receives the last smile of evening, — the good Goddess of...
Page 373 - ... large and more clear, — the goddess, the good Goddess of Poverty ! • It is she who instructs the ingenious artisan, who teaches him to hew stone, to carve marble, to fashion gold, silver, brass, and iron ; it is she who renders the flax supple and fine as a hair, from the fingers of the old mother, or...
Page 373 - ... rears the most beautiful urchins, and makes the spade and the plough light in the hands of the old man, — the good Goddess of Poverty ! It is she who inspires the poet, and makes the violin, the guitar, and the flute eloquent under the fingers of the wandering artist; it is she who carries him on her light wing, from the source of the Moldau to that of the Danube ; it is she who crowns his hair with pearls of dew and makes the stars shine for him more large and more clear, — the goddess,...
Page 385 - Though the name and form of your work disappear, though you labour without a name, like me, your work will not be lost. The divine balance is mathematics itself, and in the crucible of the divine chemist every atom is counted at its exact value.
Page 398 - Does not the holy spirit shine before your eyes? Do you not see that all which man has dreamed and desired of sublime is possible and certain in the future, for. the simple reason that truth is eternal and absolute, in spite of the weakness of our organs to conceive and possess it? And yet we all possess it by hope and by desire : it lives in us, it exists from all time in humanity in the state of germ await* ing the supreme fecundation.
Page 387 - And what say the traditions of the ancient secret societies which you have consulted ? "

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