Walt and Vult: Or, The Twins, Volume 2

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J. Munroe, 1846

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Page 148 - IP you have any excellency, do not vainly endeavour to display it ; let it be called into action accidentally, it will infallibly be discovered, and much more to your advantage. THE common miseries of life give us less pain at their birth than during their formation, and the real day of sorrow ia ever twenty-four hours sooner than others.
Page 58 - I would have nohting but little lovely children ; and these little things I would never suffer to grow up, but only to play, eternally. If a seraph were weary of heaven, or his golden pinions drooped, I would send him to dwell a month upon my happy infant world ; and no angel, as long as he saw their innocence, could lose his own.
Page 192 - ... his gifts. WE should have a glorious conflagration, if all who cannot put fire into their books would consent to put their books into the fire. ONLY trust thyself, and another shall not betray thee. FEW men have a life-plan, although many a week, year, youth, or business-plan. A HEART that is full of love can forgive all severity towards itself, but not towards another ; to pardon the first is a duty, but to pardon injustice towards another is to partake of its guilt.
Page 296 - ... to shrink deeper into their disguises ; Vult, in his flight, said softly, but in Polish, " Protected by the deep foliage of flower-leaves, happiness rushes and revolves around us — wherefore am I the only one for whom it perpetually dies ? Why is there, for me, neither heaven nor earth ? Nun ! thou art both ! In thee is all my heaven...
Page 32 - ... her; and if she then smiled once again, gladly would I die on her eyelash, and gladly — yes, gladly — be no more. Schumann's source of inspiration — in this instance he surpassed his mentor — can be traced to a passage in one of his favorite novels by Jean Paul, Flegeljahre: Were I a star...
Page 56 - Wirlh's cur, merely to have something for his heart, if it were only as narrow a band of friendship as could be formed with such a being by a small piece of sausage-skin. With warmhearted novices, the dog is always, indeed, the dogstar, through whose introduction they seek to attain to the warmth of other men's hearts ; they are, so to say, the terriers and truffle-hunters of deep-buried hearts. " Spitz, give the paw," cried the host of Harmlesberg.
Page 55 - Yet as he had called for something and paid also, he might enjoy, in a small degree, the freedom of an inn, and he began, well pleased, to walk up and down the little room. He did not feel at liberty, indeed, under the ceiling of a room, to keep on his hat, but he observed, with satisfaction, that others were covered,* and seemed to enjoy the academic freedom and...
Page 245 - To ask a favor of one who loves, is to give more than to receive. But why in love alone is this an exception ? Why is there no enlightened world, where all human requests would be considered favors ; and the asker be thanked, rather than the benefactor...
Page 289 - ... life ; that two souls might themselves be alone, in absolute solitude, even in the midst of a multitude ; and, like certain heavenly bodies surrounded by an atmosphere of their own, revolve only around the axis of each other ; that those only who love should dance, so that in the symmetrical grace of this art the harmony of their souls might have room to play. As they paused a moment, and he looked around the rushing storm of waltzers, and through the crowded room,
Page 61 - Author. lands ; but return again in our spring, and sing to the thirsting heart the longing strain of Heimweh, for its own celestial country. Trees and flowers ! ye bow yourselves hither and thither as though you were living, and would speak to our hearts. I love you as though I were myself a flower with its blossoms. Ah ! once I lived a higher life...

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