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Page 71 - In the Negro countenance you will often meet with strong traits of benignity. I have felt yearnings of tenderness towards some of these faces — or rather masks — that have looked out kindly upon one in casual encounters in the streets and highways. I love what Fuller beautifully calls — these "images of God cut in ebony.
Page 331 - I meant the day-star should not brighter rise, Nor lend like influence from his lucent seat. I meant she should be courteous, facile, sweet, Hating that solemn vice of greatness, pride ; I meant each softest virtue there should meet, Fit in that softer bosom to reside. Only a learned and a manly soul I purposed her, that should, with even powers, The rock, the spindle, and the shears control Of destiny, and spin her own free hours.
Page 407 - Such an act, That blurs the grace and blush of modesty ; Calls virtue, hypocrite ; takes off the rose From the fair forehead of an innocent love, And sets a blister there ; makes marriage vows As false as dicers...
Page 73 - Line in nature is not found ; Unit and universe are round ; In vain produced, all rays return ; Evil will bless, and ice will burn.
Page 260 - I have no idea of a liberty unconnected with honesty and justice. !N"or do I believe that any good constitutions of government, or of freedom, can find it necessary for their security to doom any part of 20 the people to a permanent slavery.
Page 560 - I am not blind to the worth of the wonderful gift of "Leaves of Grass." I find it the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom that America has yet contributed.
Page 235 - Riding, walking, sparring, wrestling, running, and pitching the bar are all of them certainly highly beneficial ; but, beyond all question, there is no single exercise which combines so many advantages as fencing. By it the muscles of every part of the body are brought into play; it expands the chest, and occasions an equal distribution of the blood and other circulating fluids through the whole system. More than one case has fallen under the author's own observation, in which affections of the lungs,...
Page i - For herein may be seen noble chyvalrye, curtosye, humanyte, frendlynesse, hardynesse, love, frendshyp, cowardyse, murdre, hate, vertue and synne. Doo after the good and leve the evyl and it shal brynge you to good fame and renommee.
Page 69 - Let government take care of the rich, and the rich will take care of the poor...
Page 243 - He was beautiful in countenance," says Robert the Monk, " tall in stature, agreeable in his discourse, admirable in his morals, and at the same time so gentle, that he seemed better fitted for the monk than for the knight ; but when his enemies appeared before him, and the combat approached, his soul became filled with mighty daring ; like a lion, he feared not for his...

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