Faust: A Tragedy, Volumes 1-2

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Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1882 - Drama

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Page 447 - And Ahab spake unto Naboth, saying, Give me thy vineyard, that I may have it for a garden of herbs, because it is near unto my house: and I will give thee for it a better vineyard than it; or, if it seem good to thee, I will give thee the worth of it in money.
Page 225 - To carry on the feelings of childhood into the powers of manhood, to combine the child's sense of wonder and novelty wiih the appearances which every day for perhaps forty years has rendered familiar, With sun and moon and stars throughout the year, And man and woman . this is the character and privilege of genius, and one of the marks which distinguish genius from talent.
Page 250 - The Rosicrucians are a people I must bring you acquainted with. The best account I know of them is in a French book called Le Comte de Gabalis, which both in its title and size is so like a novel, that many of the fair sex have read it for one by mistake.
Page 259 - When I say, My bed shall comfort me, My couch shall ease my complaint; Then thou scarest me with dreams, And terrifiest me through visions : So that my soul chooseth strangling, And death rather than my life.
Page 311 - Wi' his last gasp his gab did gape ; Five tomahawks, wi' bluid red-rusted ; Five scimitars, wi' murder crusted ; A garter, which a babe had strangled ; A knife, a father's throat had mangled, Whom his ain son o...
Page 250 - Soft yielding minds to water glide away, And sip, with nymphs, their elemental tea. The graver prude sinks downward to a gnome In search of mischief still on earth to roam. The light coquettes in sylphs aloft repair, And sport and flutter in the fields of air.
Page 294 - Thus here, by dangers girt, shall glide away Of childhood, manhood, age, the vigorous day : And such a throng I fain would see, — Stand on free soil among a people free ! Then dared I hail the Moment fleeing : " Ah, still delay — thou art so fair...
Page 355 - Such is the subject of the Institute, And universal body of the law. This study fits a mercenary drudge, Who aims at nothing but external trash; Too servile and illiberal for me. When all is done, divinity is best: Jerome's Bible, Faustus; view it well. (Reads.) "Stipendium peccati mors est." Ha! "Stipendium," etc. The reward of sin is death: that's hard.
Page 11 - The sun-orb sings, in emulation, 'Mid brother-spheres, his ancient round: His path predestined through Creation, He ends with step of thunder-sound. The angels from his visage splendid Draw power, whose measure none can say; The lofty works, uncomprehended, Are bright as on the earliest day.
Page 348 - Blest paper-credit ! last and best supply ! That lends corruption lighter wings to fly ! Gold imp'd by thee, can compass hardest things, Can pocket states, can fetch or carry kings ; A single leaf shall waft an army o'er, Or ship off senates to...

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