A Naturalist of Souls: Studies in Psychography

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This 1917 volume offers the biographer's "attempt to portray character" of various luminaries, including Anthony Trollope and Ovid.
 

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Page 118 - Burton's Anatomy of Melancholy, he said, was the only book that ever took him out of bed two hours sooner than he wished to rise.
Page 45 - Yet do not, I would not go, Though at next door we might meet. Though she were true when you met her, And last, till you write your letter, Yet she Will be False, ere I come, to two, or three.
Page 46 - Song Sweetest love, I do not go For weariness of thee, Nor in hope the world can show A fitter love for me...
Page 135 - The world is so full of a number of things, I'm sure we should all be as happy as kings.
Page 181 - I have been in the deep; in journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren; in weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.
Page 44 - At the round earth's imagined corners, blow Your trumpets, angels, and arise, arise From death, you numberless infinities Of souls, and to your scattered bodies go, All whom the flood did, and fire shall o'erthrow, All whom war, dearth, age, agues, tyrannies, Despair, law, chance, hath slain, and you whose eyes, Shall behold God, and never taste death's woe.
Page 56 - To move, but doth if th' other do. And, though it in the centre sit, Yet, when the other far doth roam, It leans and hearkens after it, And grows erect as that comes home. Such wilt thou be to me, who must Like th
Page 49 - What news?' I tell him of new plays. He takes my hand, and as a still, which stays A semi-breve 'twixt each drop, he niggardly, As loth to enrich me, so tells many a lie.
Page 113 - ... has ever stirred my blood; if a cup of wine has been a joy to me; if I have thought tobacco at midnight in pleasant company to be one of the elements of an earthly paradise; if now and again I have somewhat recklessly fluttered a ,5 note over a card-table; - of what matter is that to any reader?
Page 35 - ... for the compass and height of it, and to bring with it a board, of the just height of his body. These being got, then without delay a choice painter was got...

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