The Life, Letters and Literary Remains of Edward Bulwer, Lord Lytton, Volume 2

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K. Paul, Trench, 1883 - Authors, English - 664 pages
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Page 237 - ... in that state of life to which it has pleased God to call him.
Page 116 - The same Homer who pleased at Athens and Rome two thousand years ago is still admired at Paris and at London. All the changes of climate, government, religion, and language have not been able to obscure his glory. Authority or prejudice may give a temporary vogue to a bad poet or orator, but his reputation will never be durable or general.
Page 316 - Books written by boys, which pretend to give a picture of manners, and to deal in knowledge of human nature, must be affected. They can be, at the best, but the results of imagination acting on knowledge not acquired by experience.
Page 195 - Apropos of the complexion : I did not like that blue coat you wore when I last saw you ; you look best in black, — which is a great compliment, for people must be very distinguished in appearance in order to do so.
Page 163 - A man to get through work well must not overwork himself; or, if he do too much to-day, the reaction of fatigue will come, and he will be obliged to do too little to-morrow. Now since I began really and earnestly to study, which was not till I had left college, and was actually in the world, I may perhaps say that I have gone through as large a course of general reading as most men of my time. I have...
Page 241 - First to draw attention to two errors in our penal institutions; viz., a vicious Prison discipline, and a sanguinary Criminal Code, — the habit of corrupting the boy by the very punishment that ought to redeem him, and then hanging the man, at the first occasion, as the easiest way of getting rid of our own blunders.
Page 276 - Caxtons for a lampoon, which I know he himself has forgiven, and which I wish I could recall. I had never seen that eminent writer but once in public when this satire was penned, and wonder at the recklessness of the young man who could fancy such personality was harmless jocularity, and never calculate that it might give pain.
Page 385 - I have thought fit to remember the answer a Spanish ambassador made to Philip II. king of Spain, who finding fault with him for neglecting a business of great importance in Italy, because he could not agree with the French ambassador about some such pundonore as this, said to him, " Como a dexado una cosa di importancia per una ceremonial How, have you left a business of importance for a ceremony I" The ambassador boldly replied to his master, "Como por una ceremonia!
Page 166 - Go into the country," and I went. But at such attempts at repose all my ailments gathered round me — made themselves far more palpable and felt. I had no resource but to fly from myself — to fly into the other world of books, or thought, or reverie — to live in some state of being less painful than my own. As long as I was always at work it seemed that I had no leisure to be ill.
Page 323 - To repose on voluptuous ottomans, and smoke superb pipes; daily to indulge in the luxuries of a bath which requires half a dozen attendants for its perfection; to court the air in a carved caique...

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