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Page 306 - Ye elves of hills, brooks, standing lakes and groves, And ye that on the sands with printless foot Do chase the ebbing Neptune, and do fly him When he comes back: you demi-puppets, that By moonshine do the green sour ringlets make, Whereof the ewe not bites : and you, whose pastime Is to make midnight mushrooms, that rejoice To hear the solemn curfew. Think
Page 306 - to us gives in dower, A new earth and new Heaven, Undreamt of by the sensual and the proud. The poet sees into the life of things; calls forth that life ; and gives it body and form, though to the prosaic sense it seems airy nothing. Prospero or Shakespeare,
Page 497 - at Henley. I am ashamed to expose them to another repetition : — Whoe'er has travelled life's dull round, Where'er his stages may have been, May sigh to think he still has found The warmest welcome at an inn. But
Page 252 - And he will be a wild man ; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him ; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.
Page 115 - Gladstone was wont occasionally to testify to the depth of his affection in a singular fashion by directing against his old pupil outbursts of withering anger. More especially in debates on financial questions he resented Northcote's criticisms : — Keen are his pangs, but keener far to feel He nursed the pinion which impelled the steel. In the Parliament of 1874,
Page 370 - So much I feel my genial spirits droop, My hopes all flat, Nature within me seems In all her functions weary of herself. My race of glory run, not race of shame, And I shall shortly be with those that rest.
Page 303 - natural dreams enough — are what from the exigencies of the dramatic form are represented to us as actual occurrences. This, we repeat, is Shakespeare's own account of the matter. First, Oberon predicts that, — When they next wake, all this derision Shall seem a dream and fruitless vision,
Page 383 - of part of the property in question. The disputes reached their height after 1582, when, on the death of the earl's eldest son, Gilbert Talbot became heir apparent to the earldom. They continued to edify the public year after year. The queen, the lord treasurer, the lord chancellor, the lord chief justice, the master of the rolls, the
Page 360 - to-day, I read : — And I must work through months of toil And years of cultivation, Upon my proper patch of soil, To grow my own plantation. I'll take the showers as they fall, I will not vex my bosom ; Enough if, at the end of all, A little garden blossom. This is our experience : — With hail-storms wild and
Page 496 - unwieldy bulk from inn to inn. When he first came to London he used to dine " with very good company " at the Pine-apple, in New Street. " It used to cost the rest a shilling, for they drank wine ; but I had a cut of meat for sixpence, and bread for a penny, and gave the waiter a penny; so that