Kavanagh: A Tale

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Ticknor and Fields, 1856 - 188 pages
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Page 34 - Yea, I think it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance; "knowing that shortly I must put off this my tabernacle, even as our Lord Jesus Christ hath shewed me.
Page 133 - I have trodden the wine-press alone, and of the people there was none with me : for I will tread them in mine anger, and trample them in my fury, and their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment.
Page 133 - WHO is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this that is glorious in his apparel, travelling in the greatness of his strength? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save.
Page 60 - The every-day cares and duties, which men call drudgery, are the weights and counterpoises of the clock of time, giving its pendulum a true vibration, and its hands a regular motion ; and when they cease to hang upon the wheels, the pendulum no longer swings, the hands no longer move, the clock stands still.
Page 114 - We want a national drama, in which scope enough shall be given to our gigantic ideas, and to the unparalleled activity and progress of our people !" " Of course." " In a word, we want a national literature altogether shaggy and unshorn, that shall shake the earth, like a herd of buffaloes thundering over the prairies !" " Precisely,
Page 3 - ... we judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.
Page 147 - Don't you hear the Lord a-coming To the old church-yards, With a band of music, With a band of music, With a band of music, Sounding through the air?
Page 106 - twill be the same story To-morrow, and the next more dilatory. The indecision brings its own delays, And days are lost, lamenting o'er lost days. Are you in earnest? Seize this very minute! What you can do or think you can, begin it ! Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it ! Only engage, and then the mind grows heated : Begin it, and the work will be completed.
Page 183 - That you can determine after the book is written," suggested Kavanagh. " You can name it, for instance, as the old Ileimskringla was named, from the initial word of the first chapter." " Ah! that was very well in the olden time, and in Iceland, when there were no quarterly reviews. It would be called affectation now." " I see you still stand a little in awe of opinion. Never fear that. The strength of criticism lies only in the weakness of the thing criticised.
Page 187 - O graceful Universe ! nothing shall be to me too early or too late, which is seasonable to thee ! Whatever thy seasons bear shall be joyful fruit to me, O Nature ! from thee are all things ; in thee they subsist ; to thee they return.

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