Spare Hours: Locke and Sydenham and Other Papers. Third series

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Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1883 - English essays - 373 pages
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Page 326 - O the one life within us and abroad, Which meets all motion and becomes its soul, A light in sound, a sound-like power in light, Rhythm in all thought and joyance everywhere, Methinks, it should have been impossible Not to love all things in a world so filled ; Where the breeze warbles, and
Page 322 - That crowds, and hurries, and precipitates With fast thick warble [their] delicious note*. They answer and provoke each other's song, With skirmish and capricious passagings, And murmurs musical and swift jug jug, And one low piping sound more sweet than alL" Why should not we have these pleasures back again ? I
Page 147 - quite unofficial language, is the net purport and upshot of soldiers and of war ? To my own knowledge, for example, there dwell and toil in the British village of Drumdrudge, usually some five hundred souls. From these, by certain ' natural enemies' of the French, there are necessarily selected, during the French war, say thirty ablebodied men.
Page 3 - with thoughts of other men ; Wisdom in minds attentive to their own. Knowledge is proud, that he has learnt so much ; Wisdom is humble, that he knows no more.
Page 108 - the result of his own immediate reflection and experience. One is greatly struck at the place he occupies in the writings of all the great medical authors at the end of the seventeenth and beginning of the eighteenth centuries.
Page 377 - J. Fenimore Cooper. By Prof. TR Lounsbury. (/ Preparation.) Nathaniel Hawthorne. By James Russell Lowell. N. P, Willis. By Thomas Bailey Aldrich. William Gilmore Simms. By George W. Cable. Margaret Fuller. By TW Higginson. Others to be announced. American Statesmen. Edited by JOHN T. MORSE, Jr. John Quincy Adams. By John T. Morse, Jr. i6mo,
Page 148 - avoirdupois. Nevertheless, amid much weeping and swearing, they are selected, all dressed in red, and shipped away at the public charges, some two thousand miles, or say only to the south of Spain, and fed
Page 71 - of modern writers; for can there be a shorter, or indeed any other way, of coming at the morbific causes, or of discovering the curative indications, than by a certain perception of the peculiar symptoms ? By these steps and helps it was that the father of physic, the great Hippocrates, came to excel; his theory
Page 326 - make when they at eve Voyage on gentle gales from Fairyland, Where melodies round honey-drooping flowers, Footless and wild, like birds of paradise, Nor pause, nor perch, hovering on untamed wing
Page 88 - a nearer and shorter view than remote and general maxims. These may serve as landmarks to show what lies in the direct way of truth, or is quite besides it. ... Only in other sciences great care is to be taken that they establish those intermediate principles with as much caution, exactness, and indifferency, as mathematicians use in the settling

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