Sketches from Life, Parts 1-2

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Wiley & Putnam, 1846

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Page 125 - She was a form of life and light, That, seen, became a part of sight...
Page 145 - Familiar as his garter: that, when he speaks, The air, a charter'd libertine, is still, And the mute wonder lurketh in men's ears, To steal his sweet and honey'd sentences...
Page 126 - O, horrible! The pavement sinks under my feet! The walls Spin round! I see a woman weeping there, And standing calm and motionless, whilst I Slide giddily as the world reels. . . . My God!
Page 76 - And thy arch and wily ways, And thy store of other praise. Blithe of heart, from week to week Thou dost play at hide-and-seek ; While the patient primrose sits...
Page 96 - Oh ! that I were The viewless spirit of a lovely sound, A living voice, a breathing harmony, A bodiless enjoyment, born and dying With the blest Tone that made me.
Page 81 - Oh! who can hold a fire in his hand, By thinking of the frosty Caucasus?
Page xxxviii - His thoughts were as a pyramid up-piled, On whose far top an angel stood and smiled — Yet, in his heart, was he a simple child.
Page 80 - tis clad with snow. Tis not the linen shows so fair ; Her skin shines through, and makes it bright : So clouds themselves like suns appear, When the sun pierces them with light : So, lilies in a glass enclose, The glass will seem as white as those.
Page 180 - ... protracted a piece of politeness. No : my triumph would have been to have annihilated them with an engagement made in September, payable three months after date. With these feelings I gave an agitated knock —they were stoning the plums, and did not immediately attend. I...
Page 181 - Brobdignag ; had she desired me to show her the North Pole, or the meaning of a melodrama ; any or all of these I might have accomplished. But to request me to define my dinner ; to inquire into its latitude ; to compel me to fathom that sea of appetite which I now felt rushing through...

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