Shelley's Principles: Has Time Refuted Or Confirmed Them? A Retrospect and Forecast

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W. Reeves, 1892 - 82 pages
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Page 41 - crows. Here is the pomp that strips the houseless orphan, Here is the pride that breaks the desolate heart. These are the lilies glorious as Solomon, Who toil not, neither do they spin—unless It be the webs they catch poor rogues withal. Here is the surfeit which to them who earn The niggard wages
Page 45 - Falsehood and fear and toil, like waves, have worn Channels upon her cheek, which smiles adorn As calm decks the false ocean: well ye know What woman is, for none of woman born Can choose but drain the bitter dregs of woe,
Page 59 - to-day would hardly be so long-suffering. He deprecated the abolition of the crown and aristocracy until " the public mind, through many gradations of improvement, shall have arrived at the maturity which can disregard these symbols of its childhood.
Page 61 - independence of Greece, and in maintaining it both against Russia and the Turks;—but when was the oppressor generous or just?" The Dublin pamphlets, immature and almost boyish though they are in some respects, contain some wise forecasts; and it is noticeable, as Mr. JA
Page 71 - have instructed us that uncivilised man is the most pernicious and miserable of beings, and that the violence and injustice, which are the genuine indications of real inequality, obtain in the society of these beings without palliation. . . . Man was once as a wild beast; he has become a moralist, a metaphysician, a poet, and an astronomer.
Page 54 - This is not faith or law, nor those who bow To thrones on heaven or earth such destiny may know.' “To live as if to love and live were one “—that is a true summary of
Page 30 - the most unfailing herald, companion, and follower of the awakening of a great people to work a beneficial change in opinion or institution, is poetry"),
Page 19 - the blending in him of a pure and earnest purpose with moral and social theories that could not but have proved pernicious to mankind at large, produced at times an almost grotesque mixture in his actions no less than in his verse." But how if these theories should not be proved so pernicious as Mr. Symonds confidently
Page 55 - the most beneficial innovations. There is no quarter given to Revenge or Envy, or Prejudice. Love is celebrated everywhere as the sole law which should govern the moral
Page 36 - by some unexplained process of reasoning, have found himself at one with Christianity, perhaps, according to Nathaniel Hawthorne's ironical suggestion, to the extent of taking holy orders, and being " inducted to a small country living in the gift of the lord chancellor.

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