Autobiographical Recollections of Sir John Bowring, Volume 1

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Page 341 - Intense, long, certain, speedy, fruitful, pure — Such marks in pleasures and in pains endure. Such pleasures seek, if private be thy end: If it be public, wide let them extend. Such pains avoid, whichever be thy view: If pains must come, let them extend to few.
Page 362 - Blandum et auritas fidibus canoris Ducere quercus ? Quid prius dicam solitis parentis Laudibus, qui res hominum ac deorum, Qui mare ac terras variisque mundum Temperat horis ? Unde nil majus generatur ipso, Nec viget quidquam simile aut secundum : Proximos illi tamen occupavit Pallas honores.
Page 355 - I love the deep, deep pause that reigns, At highest noon o'er hills and plains, And own that Summer's gentle rule Is soothing, soft, and beautiful. But Winter, in its angriest form, Has charms, — " there's grandeur in the Storm...
Page 92 - ... following year. Returning to China in January, 1859, he felt constrained in the early summer, on account of overwork and ill-health, to resign his office, and on the voyage to Europe was shipwrecked in the Red Sea, but finally reached England in safety. Writing afterwards of his many journeys, he says : " In my travels, I have never been very ambitious of the society of my countrymen, but have always sought that of the natives, and there are few men, I believe, who can bear a stronger or a wider...
Page 126 - I may take credit to myself for having been the first to introduce it into our language in an article which appeared in ' The Westminster Review ' of April 1827
Page 360 - TAKE your Night-cap again, my good Lord, I desire, For I wish not to keep it a minute: "What belongs to a Nelson, where'er there's ajire, Is sure to be instantly in it.
Page 31 - To be good is to be happy; angels Are happier than men, because they're better— Guilt is the source of sorrow ; 'tis the fiend, Th...
Page 20 - ... hitherto he had found his post sadly lacking in scope. 'Cooped up in the prison-house of the Canton factories,' says his son, ' debarred from all access to the higher officials, far removed from the political and literary world, and restricted to the dull routine of purely consular duties, he realised in all its sadness the truth of the poet's saying "Better fifty years of Europe than a cycle of Cathay" and found his position almost unendurable.

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