Wenderholme: A Story of Lancashire and Yorkshire

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W. Blackwood and Sons, 1877 - English literature - 433 pages
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Page 46 - THE way was long, the wind was cold, The Minstrel was infirm and old; His withered cheek, and tresses gray, Seemed to have known a better day ; The harp, his sole remaining joy, Was carried by an orphan boy. The last of all the Bards was he, Who sung of, Border chivalry; For, well-a-day!
Page 157 - Why should a man desire in any way To vary from the kindly race of men, Or pass beyond the goal of ordinance Where all should pause, as is most meet for all ? A soft air fans the cloud apart; there comes A glimpse of that dark world where I was born.
Page 186 - Colonel — you are afraid," said an insubordinate Major, who ought to have been put under arrest then and there, to his commanding officer on the field of Prestonpans. " I am afraid, sir," answered the Colonel ; " and if you were as much afraid as I am, you would run away!
Page 299 - Grace, eagerly unfolding the supposed piece of carpet, displayed a rich field of " Arras green and blue, Showing a gaudy summer morn, Where with puffed cheek the belted hunter blew His wreathed bugle-horn.
Page 121 - Have we the energy, the directness, the singleness of purpose, the unflinching steadiness in the dullest possible labor, that mark the typical industrial chief? We know that we have not; we know that these qualities are not compatible with the tranquillity of the studious temperament and the meditative life. And if the Ogdens cannot be men of letters, neither can the men of letters be Ogdens.
Page 121 - The industrial epoch had to be inaugurated, the manufacturing districts had to be created — and to do this, a body of men were needed who should be fresh springs of pure energy, and reservoirs of all but illimitable capital ; men who should act with the certainty and steadiness of natural instincts which have never been impaired by the hesitations of culture and philosophy — men who were less nearly related to university professors than to the ant, and the beaver, and the bee. And if any cultivated...

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