The Cape and Its People: And Other Essays

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Roderick Noble
J.C. Juta, 1869 - Cape of Good Hope (South Africa) - 408 pages

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Page 78 - For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.
Page 253 - Not a tree, A plant, a leaf, a blossom, but contains A folio volume. We may read, and read, And read again, and still find something new, Something to please, and something to instruct, E'en in the noisome weed.
Page 64 - And the poor beetle that we tread upon, In corporal sufferance finds a pang as great As when a giant dies.
Page 221 - pure gold: 9 none were of silver ; it was not any thing accounted of in the days of Solomon. 21 For the king's ships went to Tarshish with the servants of Huram : every three years once came the ships of Tarshish bringing gold, and silver, '" ivory, and apes, and peacocks.
Page 129 - The youngest laid their arms crosswise over their breasts and looked cheerfully up to the sky ; those of middle size held their hands on their backs, and looked smiling on the ground; the eldest stood with a frank and spirited air; their arms stretched down, they turned their heads to the right, and formed themselves into a line; whereas the others kept separate, each where he chanced to be.
Page 10 - Defend me therefore, common sense, say I, From reveries so airy, from the toil Of dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old in drawing nothing up...
Page 77 - Who built him fanes of fruitless prayer, Who trusted God was love indeed And love Creation's final law Though Nature, red in tooth and claw With ravine, shrieked against his creed Who loved, who...
Page 145 - The fact is, there are only two fine arts possible to the human race, sculpture and painting. What we call architecture is only the association of these in noble masses, or the placing them in fit places.
Page 234 - And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length, and the breadth, and the height of it are equal.
Page 296 - ... us are going out," as absurd and grotesque, he not only knows, with regard to the subject of a simple sentence, enough to enable him to learn Latin and Greek without any further teaching on this head ; but it may be a question whether he does not know all that there is to be said on the subject. The study of language is, at the present day, the only kind of study which deliberately professes to advance in a direction exactly the reverse of every other branch of human progress. In every other...

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