The Living Age ..., Volume 146

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Littell, Son and Company, 1880
 

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Page 478 - dwells In heads replete with thoughts of other men ; Wisdom in minds attentive to their own. Knowledge, a rude unprofitable mass, The mere materials with which Wisdom builds, Till smooth'd, and squared, and fitted to its place, Does but encumber when it should enrich. Knowledge is proud that he has learn'd so much ; Wisdom is humble that he knows no more.
Page 184 - which I have a right to assume is to do at any time what I think right." " Why should we ever go abroad, even across the way, to ask a neighbor's advice?" " There is a nearer neighbor within, who is incessantly telling us how we should behave. But
Page 478 - Let her know her place : She is the second, not the first. A higher hand must make her mild, If all be not in vain, and guide Her footsteps, moving side by side With Wisdom, like the younger child: For she is earthly, of the mind ; But Wisdom heavenly, of the soul.
Page 86 - Touchstone himself seems to feel that his knowledge is equally ill-bestowed. Touch. When a man's verses cannot be understood, nor a man's good wit seconded with the forward child, Understanding, it strikes a man more dead than a great reckoning in a
Page 495 - more effectual means of barbarization, and a more demoralizing power, than all the Radical theories in the world put together ;" and — ... to my mind, though I am a native here, And to the manner born, it is a custom More honor'd in the breach than the observance;
Page 87 - gentle master mine, I am in all affected as yourself ; Only, good master, while we do admire This virtue and this moral discipline, Let's be no stoics, nor no stocks, I pray; Or so devote to Aristotle's checks, As Ovid
Page 539 - poem. Ulysses speaks : — I cannot rest from travel : I will drink Life to the lees. All times I have enjoyed ; Greatly have suffered — greatly both with those That lov'd me and alone.
Page 86 - with his last breath prays that he alone may suffer at Clifford's hands, that his ruthless lust of blood and vengeance may find no other victims. Rut. O, let me pray before I take my death ! To thee I pray : sweet Clifford, pity me ! Rut. I never did thee harm : why wilt thou
Page 90 - needs wilt hunt, be rul'd by me ; Uncouple at the timorous flying hare, Or at the fox which lives by subtlety, Or at the roe which no encounter dare : Pursue these fearful creatures o'er the downs, And on thy well-breath'd horse keep with thy hounds. The warning contained in the last stanzas, the earnest appeal to Adonis to avoid
Page 535 - and you reduce it to nonsense. Dissect There with her milk-white arms and shadowy hair She made her face a darkness from the king, and it becomes unintelligible. When Virgil wishes to describe a shepherd wondering whether after the lapse of a few years he will see his farm again, he writes,

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