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Page 63 - No matter how poor I am. No matter though the prosperous of my own time will not enter my obscure dwelling. If the Sacred Writers will enter and take up their abode under my roof, if Milton will cross my threshold to sing to me of Paradise, and...
Page 63 - Shakespeare to open to me the worlds of imagination and the workings of the human heart, and Franklin to enrich me with his practical wisdom, I shall not pine for want of intellectual companionship, and I may become a cultivated man, though excluded from what is called the best society in the place where I live.
Page 128 - tis an inference plain. That Marriage is just like a Devonshire lane ! But thinks I too, these banks, within which we are pent, With bud, blossom, and berry are richly besprent ; And the conjugal fence, which forbids us to roam, Looks lovely when decked with the comforts of home.
Page 128 - tis so long, it is not very wide, For two are the most that together can ride; And e'en...
Page 133 - Sara Coleridge, as she is revealed, or rather reveals herself, in the correspondence, makes a brilliant addition to a brilliant family reputation." — Saturday Review. " These charming volumes are attractive in two ways : first, as a memorial of a most amiable woman of high intellectual mark ; and secondly, as rekindling recollections, and adding a little to our information regarding the life of Sara Coleridge's father, the poet and philosopher.
Page 128 - IN a Devonshire lane as I trotted along T'other day, much in want of a subject for song; Thinks I to myself, I have hit on a strain — Sure marriage is much like a Devonshire lane.
Page 133 - Profusely Illustrated from the Author's own Sketches, also with Maps and valuable Meteorological Charts. " Rarely have we met with a book of travels more enjoyable, and few have been written by a sharper or closer observer. To recapitulate a • tithe of the heads of the information he provides would exhaust the limits of the longest paragraph, and we must content ourselves with saying that he has left very little indeed to be gleaned by his successors in the task of bringing home to the English...
Page 135 - Flammarion (C.) The Atmosphere. Translated from the French of CAMILLE FLAMMARION. Edited by JAMES GLAISHER, FRS, Superintendent of the Magnetical and Meteorological Department of the Royal Observatory at Greenwich. With 10 ChromoLithographs and 81 Woodcuts.
Page 133 - ... biographers are an omnivorous race, and Shelley's biographers in the future will have to read Mr. Mac Carthy's pages and be grateful for his industry, if not for his acuteness. " Memoir and Letters of Sara Coleridge," edited by her daughter. — These volumes will have a charm for every intelligent reader, as telling genuinely and naturally the life, the daily thoughts and hopes and occupations, of a noble woman of a high order of mind and a pure heart. Her letter-writing is thoroughly unaffected....
Page 134 - Canadense, the earliest known fossil. We turn to his book with high interest and keen anticipation. And we are not disappointed ; for we find an account of the geological history and the past life of the earth — full, yet concise, accurate, yet pictorial, and almost poetic. And we most heartily commend to our readers a book so full of interest, so radiant with truth.