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William Clarke: A Collection of His Writings, with a Biographical Sketch
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Agnosticism American Aristotle Bismarck British Brooke Canada capitalist Carlyle century character Christianity Church civilisation Clarke's collectivism Colonies Courtney criticism democracy democratic doctrine economic Emerson Empire England English Europe existence fact federation feeling force forms Freeman French German Gladstone Goethe Greek Hegel House of Commons House of Lords Howells human idea ideal Imperial Imperial federation individual industrial influence intellectual interests J. S. Mill Jingoism labour Liberal liberty literary literature live London Lord Rosebery machinery mankind material Matthew Arnold Max Nordau means ment Milton mind modern moral movement nature never noble Nordau organised Parliament party persons philosophy poet poetry political present problem production question Radicalism reform religion Revolution rich Russia seems sense social society soul spirit statesman Stopford Brooke things thinker thought tion to-day true union United Whitman whole William Clarke Wordsworth writings
Page 183 - which so many of them only thought that they believed, and in which some among them frankly believed not at all. Emerson and Thoreau alone greeted with a hearty welcome this new bard who had conferred on the world what the former declared to be " the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom that America has yet contributed.
Page 184 - never-ceasing murmur and infinite suggestions, type of the sea of life on which sails the immortal ship—" ship of the body, ship of the soul, voyaging, voyaging, voyaging," or the " huge and thoughtful night," " the night in silence under many a star," or this great globe which floats us through the celestial spaces:
Page 327 - avarice, expense, This is idolatry ; and these we adore ; Plain living and high thinking are no more; The homely beauty of the good old cause Is gone ; our peace, our fearful innocence, And pure
Page 327 - We must run glittering like a brook In the open sunshine, or we are unblest: The wealthiest man among us is the best; No grandeur now in nature or in book Delights us.
Page 178 - Don Quixote," and those verses of Tasso which the Venetian gondoliers used to sing. "Out from the heart of Nature rolled The burdens of the Bible old.
Page 189 - in rhyme, the intrigues, amours of idlers," And can also " Raise a voice for far superber themes, for poets and for art, To exalt the present and the real, To teach the average man the glory of his daily walk and trade.
Page 197 - Man is a stream whose source is hidden. Our being is descending into us from we know not whence. The most exact calculator has no prescience that somewhat incalculable may not baulk the very next moment. I am constrained
Page 17 - luxury and idleness is not capital, and helps to sustain nothing but their own unprofitable lives. By all means they must have their rents and interest, as it is written in the bond ; but let them take their proper places as drones in the hive, gorging at a feast to which they have contributed nothing.
Page 197 - There is a soul at the centre of nature and over the will of man, so that none of us can wrong the universe. It has so infused its strong enchantment into nature that we prosper when we accept its advice, and when we struggle to wound its creatures our hands are glued to our sides or they beat our own breasts.
Page 176 - stevedores or a crowd of young men from a printing-office as he does these of " the splendid silent sun," so that he can say with truth— " I have loved the earth, sun, animals, I have despis'd riches ; *I have given alms to every one that ask'd, stood up for the stupid and