Diary, Reminiscences, and Correspondence, Volume 2

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Thomas Sadler
Macmillan, 1869 - Authors
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Page 333 - Or ounce, or tiger, hog, or bearded goat, All other parts remaining as they were ; And they, so perfect is their misery, Not once perceive their foul disfigurement, But boast themselves more comely than before ; And all their friends and native home forget, To roll with pleasure in a sensual sty.
Page 532 - Wilson. — A MEMOIR OF GEORGE WILSON, MD, FRSE, Regius Professor of Technology in the University of Edinburgh. By his SISTER. New Edition. Crown 8vo. 6s. "An exquisite and touching portrait of a rare and beautiful spirit.
Page 303 - I will mention here (though it formed part of our talk walking homeward), that on my asking in what light he viewed the great question concerning the divinity of Jesus Christ, he said : 'He is the only God' ; but then he added : 'and so am I and so are you.
Page 382 - Natural objects always did and now do weaken, deaden, and obliterate imagination in me. Wordsworth must know that what he writes valuable is not to be found in nature.
Page 436 - But bringing up the rear of this bright host A Spirit of a different aspect waved His wings, like thunder-clouds above some coast Whose barren beach with frequent wrecks is paved ; His brow was like the deep when tempest-toss'd ; Fierce and unfathomable thoughts engraved Eternal wrath on his immortal face, And where he gazed a gloom pervaded space.
Page 305 - Jehovah — with his thunder, and the choir Of shouting Angels, and the empyreal thrones — I pass them unalarmed.
Page 266 - An illiterate tailor, he writes in a style of the most exquisite purity and grace. His moral qualities are transferred to his writings.
Page 530 - THE ANNALS OF OUR TIME. A Diurnal of Events, Social and Political, which have happened in or had relation to the Kingdom of Great Britain, from the Accession of Queen Victoria to the Opening of the present Parliament. By JOSEPH IRVING. 8vo.
Page 369 - He has a good face, — . not the delicate features of a man of genius and sensibility, but the strong lines and well-knit limbs of a man sturdy in body and mind. Very eloquent and cheerful. Overflowing with words, and not poor in thought. Liberal in opinion, but no radical. He seems a correct as well as a full man. He showed a minute knowledge of subjects not introduced by himself.
Page 302 - You express yourself as Socrates used to do. What resemblance do you suppose there is between your spirit and his?" — "The same as between our countenances.

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