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Page 385 - Trifles, like straws, upon the surface flow, He who would search for pearls must dive below," are lines which have done much mischief.
Page 371 - From generation to generation it shall lie waste; None shall pass through it for ever and ever. But the cormorant and the bittern shall possess it; The owl also and the raven shall dwell in it: And he shall stretch out upon it the line of confusion, And the stones of emptiness. They shall call the nobles thereof to the kingdom, But none shall be there, And all her princes shall be nothing. And thorns shall come up in her palaces, Nettles and brambles in the fortresses thereof. And it shall be an...
Page 365 - IT is to the discovery of the passage to India by the Cape of Good Hope, and...
Page 311 - MAN, that is born of a woman, hath but a short time to live, and is full of misery. He cometh up, and is cut down like a flower ; he fleeth as it were a shadow, and never continueth in one stay.
Page 387 - THE dew was falling fast, the stars began to blink ; I heard a voice; it said, "Drink, pretty creature, drink!' And, looking o'er the hedge, before me I espied A snow-white mountain lamb with a maiden at its side.
Page 386 - State twice, once when drunk, and once when sober: — sober, that they might not be deficient in formality; drunk, lest they should be destitute of vigor. The long wordy discussions by which he tries to reason us into admiration of his poetry speak very little in his favor; they are full of such assertions as this (I have opened one of his volumes at random): "Of genius the only proof is the act of doing well what is worthy to be done, and what was never done before
Page 312 - Look, where he comes ! Not poppy, nor mandragora, Nor all the drowsy syrups of the world, Shall ever medicine thee to that sweet sleep Which thou ow'dst yesterday.
Page 6 - For the bright side of the painting I had a limited sympathy. My visions were of shipwreck and famine ; of death or captivity among barbarian hordes; of a lifetime dragged out in sorrow and tears, upon some gray and desolate rock, in an ocean unapproachable and unknown.
Page 385 - ... which it would be difficult to conceal since their writings are professedly to be understood by the few, and it is the many who stand in need of salvation. In such case I should no doubt be tempted to think of the devil in Melmoth...
Page 416 - By opening this intercourse between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, and forming regular establishments through the interior, and at both extremes, as well as along the coasts and islands, the entire command of the fur trade of North America might be obtained, from latitude 48.