Literary and Social Judgments

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J. R. Osgood, 1873 - 352 pages
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Page 354 - sallies out and sees its adversary, but slinks out of the race where the immortal garland is to be run for, — not without dust and heat." A greater than Milton has comforted
Page 339 - This is the curse of life : that not A nobler, calmer train Of wiser thoughts and feelings blot Our passions from our brain. " But each day brings its petty dust, Our soon choked souls to fill ; And we forget because we must, And not because we will.
Page 59 - wandered from one place to another, until thou art happy and content in none. We (praise be to God) were born here, and never desire to quit it. Is it possible, then, that the idea of a general intercourse between mankind should make any impression on our understanding
Page 36 - Because the few with signal virtue crowned, The heights and pinnacles of human mind, Sadder and wearier than the rest are found, Wish not thy soul less wise or less refined. True that the small delights which every day Cheer and distract the pilgrim, are not theirs ; True, that, though free from Passion's lawless sway,
Page 32 - at Mackintosh's ; it was the grand confluence of the Rhone and the Saone ; they were both so damned ugly that I could not help wondering how the best intellects of France and Ireland could have taken up respectively such residences Madame de Staël-Holstein has lost one of her young barons, who has been carbonadoed by
Page 213 - and a title far more appropriate and just than the one he afterwards adopted. He writes : " I misinformed you as to the title of the work : it is to be called Des Beautés poétiques et morales de la Religion Chrétienne, et de sa Supériorité, sur tous les autres Cultes de la terre.
Page 59 - 0 my friend ! If thou wilt be happy, say, There is no God but God ! Do no evil, and thus wilt thou fear neither man nor death ; for surely thine hour will come ! <; The meek in spirit (El Fakir)
Page 220 - a savage might, the lovely hair and eyes of his wood nymph ; but then goes on with this Parisian twang : " On remarquait sur son visage je ne sais quoi de vertueux et de passionnée, dont l'attrait était irrésistible ; elle joignait à cela des grâces plus tendres,
Page 221 - Si un homme revenait à la lumière, quelques années après sa mort, je doute qu'il fût revu avec joie par ceux-là même qui ont donné le plus de larmes à sa mémoire : tant on forme vite d'autres liaisons, tant on prend facilement d'autres affections, tant l'inconstance est naturelle à l'homme, tant notre vie est peu de chose même dans le cœur de
Page 59 - earnest unto us, and we welcomed thee : go in peace. " Of a truth, thou hast spoken many words ; and there is no harm done, for the speaker is one and the listener is another. After the fashion of thy people, thou

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