A Comtist Lover: And Other Stories

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T. F. Unwin, 1886 - Positivism - 263 pages
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Page 31 - I am the eye with which the Universe Beholds itself and knows itself divine; All harmony of instrument or verse, All prophecy, all medicine are mine, All light of art or nature; — to my song, Victory and praise in their own right belong.
Page 5 - Critical, in the best sense of the word. Unlike many treatises on the subject this is a sober and reverent investigation, and abounds in a careful and instructive exegesis of every passage bearing upon it."— Nonconformist.
Page 198 - GLORY of warrior, glory of orator, glory of song, Paid with a voice flying by to be lost on an endless sea — Glory of Virtue, to fight, to struggle, to right the wrong — Nay, but" she aim'd not at glory, no lover of glory she : Give her the glory of going on, and still to be.
Page 90 - What greater thing is there for two human souls, than to feel that they are joined for life — to strengthen each other in all labor, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in all pain, to be one with each other in silent unspeakable memories at the moment of the last parting ? CHAPTER LV.
Page 144 - His presence was. Then, craving leave, he spake Of life, which all can take but none can give, Life, which all creatures love and strive to keep, Wonderful, dear and pleasant unto each, Even to the meanest; yea, a boon to all Where pity is, for pity makes the world Soft to the weak and noble for the strong.
Page 9 - Contemporary Review, Studies of the Eighteenth Century in Italy. By VERNON LEE. Demy 8vo., cloth, y5. 6d. " These studies show a wide range of knowledge of the subject, precise investigation, abundant power of illustration, and hearty enthusiasm. . . . The style of writing is cultivated, neatly adjusted, and markedly clever.
Page 19 - A very minute historical sketch of the treasury and other notes issued by the Government. . . . The book should be carefully studied by those who would understand the subject.
Page 204 - it is only a novel! " replies the young lady ; while she lays down her book with affected indifference, or momentary shame. " It is only Cecilia, or Camilla, or Belinda; " or, in short, only some work in which the greatest powers of the mind are displayed, in which the most thorough knowledge of human nature, the happiest delineation of its varieties, the liveliest effusions of wit and humour, are conveyed to the world in the best chosen language.
Page 199 - I have lived, then, done and suffered, loved and hated, learnt and taught This — there is no reconciling wisdom with a world distraught, Goodness with triumphant evil, power with failure in the aim, If — (to my own sense, remember!
Page 16 - Most heartily do we recommend this little volume to the careful study, not only of those whose faith is not yet fixed and settled, but of those whose love for it and reliance on it grows with their growing years.

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