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Page 217 - And more, my son ! for more than once when I Sat all alone, revolving in myself The word that is the symbol of myself. The mortal limit of the Self was loosed, And past into the Nameless, as a cloud Melts into Heaven. I touch'd my limbs, the limbs Were strange not mine — and yet no shade of doubt, But utter clearness, and thro...
Page 562 - Omnis enim per se divom natura necesse est Immortal! aevo summa cum pace fruatur, Semota a nostris rebus sejunctaque longe. Nam privata dolore omni, privata periclis, Ipsa suis pollens opibus, nihil indiga nostri, Nee bene promeritis capitur, nee tangitur ira.
Page 364 - I explored the vast metropolis, Fount of my country's destiny and the world's ; That great emporium, chronicle at once And burial-place of passions, and their home Imperial, their chief living residence.
Page 568 - Strange to say, this declaration, most unwarrantable to be made by a Minister of the Crown with no authority other than his own, was not due to any feeling of partisanship for the South or hostility to the North... I really, though most strangely, believed that it was an act of friendliness to all America to recognize that the struggle was virtually at an end. ...That my opinion was founded upon a false estimate of the facts was the very least part of my fault.
Page 562 - I can understand one rational distinction, that you should frame the oath in such a way as to recognise not only the existence of the Deity, but the providence of the Deity, and man's responsibility to the Deity; and in such a way as to indicate the knowledge in a man's own mind that he must answer to the Deity for what he does, and is able to do.
Page 79 - Peile was a member of the Council of the Secretary of State for India, and represented the Indian Secretary on the Royal Commission (Welby's) on Indian expenditure.
Page 548 - In the hands of such a master of the instrument, the theme might easily have lent itself to one of those displays of exalted passion which the House had marvelled at in more than one of Mr. Gladstone's speeches on the Turkish question, or heard with religious reverence in his speech on the Affirmation bill in 1883. What the occasion now required was that passion should burn low, and reasoned persuasion hold up the guiding lamp. An elaborate scheme...
Page 364 - Suddenly she said to him with extraordinary beauty : " I engage myself to you for ever." The beauty was in everything, and he could have separated nothing — couldn't have thought of her face as distinct from the whole joy. Yet her face had a new light. " And I pledge you — I call God to witness! — every spark of my faith; I give you every drop of my life.
Page 369 - Our dear dove then, as Kate calls her, has folded her wonderful wings." "Yes — folded them." It rather racked him, but he tried to receive it as she intended, and she evidently took his formal assent for self-control. "Unless it's more true," she accordingly added, "that she has spread them the wider.
Page 568 - England — literally no one — doubted that Jefferson Davis had made or would make a nation, and nearly all were glad of it, though not often saying so. They mostly imitated Palmerston, who, according to Mr. Gladstone, "desired the severance as a diminution of a dangerous power, but prudently held his tongue.