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Page 90 - Dear lovely bowers of innocence and ease, Seats of my youth, when every sport could please, How often have I loitered o'er thy green, Where humble happiness endeared each scene! How often have I paused on every charm, The sheltered cot, the cultivated farm, The never-failing brook, the busy mill, The decent church that topped the neighbouring hill, The hawthorn bush, with seats beneath the shade, For talking age and whispering lovers made!
Page 60 - There is first the literature of knowledge, and secondly, the literature of power. The function of the first is — to teach ; the function of the second is — to move: the first is a rudder, the second an oar or a sail. The first speaks to the mere discursive understanding; the second speaks ultimately, it may happen, to the higher understanding or reason, but always through affections of pleasure and sympathy.
Page 60 - By which last is meant — not one who depends simply on an infinite memory, but also on an infinite and electrical power of combination ; bringing together from the four winds, like the angel of the resurrection, what else were dust from dead men's bones, into the unity of breathing life.
Page 137 - I am the first in the East, the first in the West, and the greatest philosopher in the Western world.
Page 119 - EVIL AND EVOLUTION. An attempt to turn the Light of Modern Science on to the Ancient Mystery of Evil. By the author of The Social Horizon. Crown 8vo. 3s. 6d. net. EXPOSITORY TIMES.— "The book is well worth the interest it is almost certain to excite.
Page 115 - ... thou shalt not consent unto him, nor hearken unto him, neither shall thine eye pity him, neither shalt thou spare, neither shalt thou conceal him; but thou shalt surely kill him; thine hand shall be first upon him to put him to death, and afterwards the hand of all the people.
Page 59 - I may affirm, that my life has been, on the whole, the life of a philosopher : from my birth I was made an intellectual creature : and intellectual in the highest sense my pursuits and pleasures have been, even from my school-boy days.
Page 64 - One after one the lords of time advance, — Here Stanley meets, — how Stanley scorns, the glance ! The brilliant chief, irregularly great, Frank, haughty, rash, — the Rupert of Debate ! Nor gout, nor toil, his freshness can destroy, And Time still leaves all Eton in the boy ; — First in the class, and keenest in the ring, He saps like Gladstone, and he fights like Spring ! Ev'n at the feast, his pluck pervades the board, And dauntless game-cocks symbolize their lord.