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Page 34 - For age is opportunity no less Than youth itself, though in another dress, And as the evening twilight fades away The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day.
Page 34 - Chaucer, at Woodstock with the nightingales, At sixty wrote the Canterbury Tales; Goethe at Weimar, toiling to the last, Completed Faust when eighty years were pa'st. These are indeed exceptions; but they show How far the gulf.stream of our youth may flow Into the arctic regions of our lives, Where little else than life itself survives.
Page 34 - But why, you ask me, should this tale be told To men grown old, or who are growing old ? It is too late! Ah, nothing is too late Till the tired heart shall cease to palpitate.
Page 151 - The happiness of life, on the contrary, is made up of minute fractions — the little, soon-forgotten charities of a kiss, a smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment in the disguise of playful raillery, and the countless other infinitesimals of pleasurable thought and genial feeling. Kath. Well, Sir; you have said quite enough to make me despair of finding a " John Anderson, my Jo, John...
Page 34 - What then? Shall we sit idly down and say The night hath come; it is no longer day? The night hath not yet come; we are not quite Cut off from labor by the failing light; Something remains for us to do or dare; Even the oldest tree some fruit may bear...
Page 170 - I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by a conscious endeavor.
Page 166 - How the touch of those warm arms, the gentle breathings that came in her neck, seemed to add fire and spirit to her movements ! It seemed to her as if strength poured into her in electric streams, from every gentle touch and movement of the sleeping, confiding child. Sublime is the dominion of the mind over the body, that, for a time, can make flesh and nerve impregnable, and string the sinews like steel, so that the weak become so mighty.
Page 198 - Laughter is one of the greatest helps to digestion with which I am acquainted ; and the custom, prevalent among our forefathers, of exciting it at table by jesters and buffoons, was founded on true medical principles. In a word, endeavour to have cheerful and merry companions at your meals. What nourishment one receives amidst mirth and jollity, will certainly produce good and light blood.
Page 34 - Chaucer, at Woodstock, with the nightingales, At sixty wrote the ' Canterbury Tales,' Goethe, at Weimar, toiling to the last, Completed ' Faust
Page 214 - The manner in which the reproductive organs are injured in boys by abuse — Comparative anatomy, or points of resemblance between bodies of birds, animals and man— Man the only animal with a perfect hand — With the hand he constructs, builds and blesses — With the hand he smites, slays and injures others, and degrades himself. PART...