The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 109

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Atlantic Monthly Company, 1912 - American literature

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Page 433 - after sleep and shaking her invincible locks, as an eagle mewing her mighty youth and kindling her undazzled eyes at the full mid-day beam.
Page 603 - Here lies a most beautiful lady. Light of heart and step was she; I think she was the most beautiful lady That ever was in the West Country. But beauty vanishes, beauty passes. However rare,
Page 41 - Cote Droit and Cote Gauche, Ultras and Radicals, Serviles and Liberals. The sickly, weakly, timid man fears the people, and is a Tory by nature. The healthy, strong, and bold cherishes them, and is formed a Whig by nature.
Page 620 - his age to quit their clogs, By the known rules of ancient liberty. The strain to which Milton subjected himself for his country's sake lasted more than twenty years; in Wordsworth's case the crisis was neither so sharp nor so prolonged, but it was more complicated, and perhaps more harassing. Unfortunately his first biographer, to whom we are so deeply indebted for facts that would otherwise have been
Page 541 - this group of words: — Art is that imaginative expression of human energy which, through technical concretion of feeling and perception, tends to reconcile the individual with the universal, by exciting in him impersonal emotion. And the greatest Art is that which excites the greatest impersonal emotion in an hypothecated perfect human being. Impersonal emotion! And
Page 677 - And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard.
Page 251 - We grownup people can tell ourselves a story all the while sitting quietly by the fire. This is exactly what a child cannot do — or does not do — at least when he can do anything else. He works all with
Page 156 - by Lord Chancellor Hardwicke when he said, 'These are the reasons which incline me to alter my opinion, and I am not ashamed of doing it, for I always thought it a much greater reproach to a judge to continue in his error than to retract it.
Page 688 - I am now going to state three facts, which will startle a large class of readers on this side of the Atlantic very much. Firstly, there is a jointstock piano in a great many of the boarding-houses. Secondly, nearly all these young ladies subscribe to circulating libraries. Thirdly, they have got up among themselves a periodical.' The state of affairs and the operative class described
Page 546 - thought — it must always be; for Time is essential to the proper placing and estimate of all Art. And is it not this feeling that contemporary judgments are apt to turn out a little ludicrous, which has turned criticism of late to the form, not so much of judgment pronounced, as of impression

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