The World and the Individual, Volume 1

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Macmillan, 1899 - Natural theology - 588 pages
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Page 147 - We rode; it seemed my spirit flew, Saw other regions, cities new, As the world rushed by on either side. I thought,— All labor, yet no less Bear up beneath their unsuccess. Look at the end of work, contrast The petty done, the undone vast, This present of theirs with the hopeful past!
Page 480 - The bewildering mass of phenomenal diversity must hence somehow be at unity and selfconsistent ; for it cannot be elsewhere than in reality, and reality excludes discord. Or again we may put it so : the real is individual. It is one in the sense that its positive character embraces all differences in an inclusive harmony.
Page 90 - When You and I behind the Veil are past, Oh, but the long, long while the World shall last, Which of our Coming and Departure heeds As the Sea's self should heed a pebble-cast.
Page 81 - I pass, like night, from land to land; I have strange power of speech ; That moment that his face I see, I know the man that must hear me: To him my tale I teach.
Page 147 - What hand and brain went ever paired? What heart alike conceived and dared? What act proved all its thought had been? What will but felt the fleshly screen? We ride and I see her bosom heave. There's many a crown for who can reach. Ten lines, a statesman's life in each! The flag stuck on a heap of bones, A soldier's doing! what atones? They scratch his name on the Abbey-stones. My riding is better, by their leave.
Page 96 - The particular bulk, number, figure, and motion of the parts of fire or snow are really in them, whether any one's senses perceive them or no: and therefore they may be called real qualities, because they really exist in those bodies.
Page 143 - Peace, peace ! he is not dead, he doth not sleep — He hath awakened from the dream of life...
Page 81 - Royce are followed by the declaration that " mysticism has been the ferment of the faiths, the forerunner of spiritual liberty, the inaccessible refuge of the nobler heretics ; the inspirer, through poetry, of countless youth, who know no metaphysics ; the teacher, through devotional books, of the despairing ; the comforter of those who are weary of finitude. It has determined, directly or indirectly, more than one-half of the technical theology of the Church.
Page 175 - And yet — she has not spoke so long! What if heaven be that, fair and strong At life's best, with our eyes upturned Whither life's flower is first discerned, We, fixed so, ever should so abide?
Page 341 - In seeking its object, any idea whatever seeks absolutely nothing but its own explicit, and, in the end, complete, determination as this conscious purpose, embodied in this one way. The complete content of the idea's own purpose is the only object of which the idea can ever take note. This alone is the Other that is sought.

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