The Journal of English and Germanic Philology

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Gustaf E. Karsten
University of Illinois, 1920 - English philology
 

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Page 205 - And let those that play your clowns, speak no more than is set down for them : for there be of them, that will themselves laugh, to set on some quantity of barren spectators to laugh too ; though, in the mean time, some necessary question of the play be then to be considered: that's villainous; and . shows a most pitiful ambition in the fool that uses it.
Page 305 - Resistless, roaring, dreadful, down it comes, From the rude mountain, and the mossy wild, Tumbling through rocks abrupt, and sounding far; Then o'er the sanded valley floating spreads...
Page 553 - It is worthy the observing, that there is no passion in the mind of man so weak, but it mates and masters the fear of death : and therefore death is no such terrible enemy, when a man hath so many attendants about him, that can win the combat of him. Revenge triumphs over death ; love slights it ; honour aspireth to it; grief flieth to it...
Page 310 - Ah! little think the gay licentious proud, Whom pleasure, power, and affluence surround ; They who their thoughtless hours in giddy mirth, And wanton, often cruel, riot waste ; Ah ! little think they, while they dance along, How many feel, this very moment, death, And all the sad variety of pain...
Page 18 - Nein, eine Grenze hat Tyrannenmacht: Wenn der Gedrückte nirgends Recht kann finden, Wenn unerträglich wird die Last - greift er Hinauf getrosten Mutes in den Himmel Und holt herunter seine ew'gen Rechte, Die droben hangen unveräußerlich Und unzerbrechlich, wie die Sterne selbst...
Page 543 - ... conduct, how wisely and boldly he walked, and in what a fresh and lively vein he spoke of life. Already an old man, he ventured on his Highland tour ; and his heart, bound with triple brass, did not recoil before twenty-seven individual cups of tea. As courage and intelligence are the two qualities best worth a good man's cultivation, so it is the first part of intelligence to recognize our precarious estate in life, and the first part of courage to be not at all abashed before the fact.
Page 549 - Perpetual devotion to what a man calls his business, is only to be sustained by perpetual neglect of many other things. And it is not by any means certain that a man's business is the most important thing he has to do.
Page 193 - For there was no man knew from whence he came; But after tempest, when the long wave broke All down the thundering shores of Bude and Bos, There came a day as still as heaven, and then They found a naked child upon the sands Of dark Tintagil by the Cornish sea; And that was Arthur...
Page 308 - Oh, knew he but his happiness, of men The happiest he! who far from public rage, Deep in the vale, with a choice few retir'd, Drinks the pure pleasures of the Rural Life.
Page 18 - I hold it, that a little rebellion, now and then, is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical.

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