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John Stuart Blackie
Edmonston and Douglas, 1866
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Page 221 - More things are wrought by prayer Than this world dreams of. Wherefore, let thy voice Rise like a fountain for me night and day. For what are men better than sheep or goats That nourish a blind life within the brain, If, knowing God, they lift not hands of prayer Both for themselves and those who call them friend? For so the whole round earth is every way Bound by gold chains about the feet of God.
Page 433 - The Tale of the Great Persian War, from the Histories of Herodotus. By GEORGE W. Cox, MA late Scholar of Trin. Coll. Oxon. Fcp. 7s. 6d. Greek History from Themistocles to Alexander, in a Series of Lives from Plutarch. Revised and arranged by AH CLOUGH. Fcp. with 44 Woodcuts, 6s. Critical History of the Language and Literature of Ancient Greece.
Page 16 - IN pious times, ere priestcraft did begin, Before polygamy was made a sin, When man on many multiplied his kind, Ere one to one was cursedly confined, When nature prompted and no law denied Promiscuous use of concubine and bride, Then Israel's monarch after Heaven's own heart His vigorous warmth did variously impart To wives and slaves, and, wide as his command, Scattered his Maker's image through the land.
Page 296 - Lordship repeated the last word several times with a calm and determinate resignation ; and, after a serious pause of some minutes, he desired to hear the Treaty read, to which he listened with great attention, and recovered spirits enough to declare the approbation of a dying statesman (I use his own words) ' on the most glorious war, and most honourable peace, this nation ever saw.
Page 128 - ... whom thou dar'st not right? Soon to thy cost the field would make thee know Thou keep'st the consort of a braver foe. Thy graceful form instilling soft desire, Thy curling tresses, and thy silver lyre...
Page 221 - So as we ought not to attempt to draw down or submit the mysteries of God to our reason, but contrariwise to raise and advance our reason to the divine truth.
Page 131 - All grave old men ; and soldiers they had been, but for age Now left the wars ; yet counsellors they were exceeding sage. And as in well-grown woods, on trees, cold spiny grasshoppers Sit chirping, and send voices out, that scarce can pierce our ears For softness...
Page 399 - But when we pass from intellect to moral tone, from bidvoia to ?i#os, we certainly find in Hector one among the most touching, the most human, of all the delineations of masculine character in the Iliad. In him alone has Homer presented to us that most commanding and most moving combination, of a woman's gentleness and deep affection with warlike and heroic strength. If the hand of Hector was far weaker than that of the son of Peleus, the tempestuous griefs of Achilles do not open to us a character...
Page 175 - Forthwith, her rede delivered, the Stern-eyed Did to the mansions of Olympus go. There, as they tell, the gods securely bide In regions where the rough winds never blow, Unvisited by mist or rain or snow, Veiled in a volant ether, ample, clear, Swept by the silver light's perpetual flow ; Wherein the happy gods from year to year Quaff pleasure. To those bowers Athene made repair.
Page 150 - Essays for 1856, p. 128, there is a paper on " The Picturesque in Greek Poetry," by Mr. Cope, well worthy of perusal, in which he says of the present passage, that " there is not the least symptom in it of any feeling of pleasure or interest derivable from the contemplation of the gathering of the storm, — all is unmixed terror...

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